Chiropractic treatment can be highly beneficial for people of all ages, including children. Although it’s natural to feel some trepidation about taking your child to a chiropractor for the first time – after all, they’re the most important person in your life – there is no need to worry. A true family chiropractor is trained and experienced in treating the unique needs of children and adolescents, and will always put their safety and comfort first.
Children are not simply smaller versions of adults. Their bodies are structured and function quite differently from grownups. In fact, a person is usually not fully skeletally mature until their early twenties. A good chiropractor is aware of this and gives uniquely tailored advice and treatment to pediatric patients.
As children grow, it’s important that their bodies received proper care and nutrition. Chiropractic addresses this through necessary adjustments to maintain joint motion and unimpeded travel of nerve signals.
Since children’s immune systems are not yet fully developed, good nerve flow is especially important to help prevent infections and illness. It’s your nervous system that controls and coordinates the immune fighting organs of the body to aid in fighting harmful bacteria and viruses.
Children and Sports
These days, more children than ever are participating in sports and there is great potential for injury. Even “gentle” non-contact sports, such as tennis, carry the risk for injury through accidents or the repetitive motion of specific joints. Regular chiropractic care can not only address any injuries, but aid in prevention as well.
The growth plates of a child’s bones are still open. An injury to a growth plate can have long term, serious repercussions. Expert, gentle treatment from a trained chiropractor can help your child avoid growth plate injuries and recover more quickly from any injuries they do suffer.
A knowledgeable chiropractor doesn’t offer only treatment, but useful advice as well. This includes proper nutrition, exercises, and guidance for growing kids and their parents. Chiropractic is a holistic approach to wellness, focused on the total wellbeing of your child. You’ll find the services of your chiropractor to be invaluable to your family’s health.
If you desire increased health for your kids, or would simply like a consultation, contact Grimes Family Chiropractic in Las Vegas for an appointment at (702) 233-2372 or through our webpage. Dr. Grimes is truly a family chiropractor and is experienced and fully qualified to address the health needs of your entire family.