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Chiropractic Care for Kids
Chiropractic care is one of the safest and most effective methods for relieving pain and a number of symptoms that grown-ups experience, but it is also beneficial for managing children’s health and wellness. In fact, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) reports that pediatric chiropractic is the leading alternative therapy for relieving a number of musculoskeletal conditions among infants, children, adolescents, and teens. What’s more, routine chiropractic treatments for kids can help ensure the healthy development of their spine, joints, bones, muscles, and other tissues in the body.
Pediatric Chiropractic Care in Leawood
At Adjust Your Health Chiropractic & Massage, our team of chiropractors and massage therapists are dedicated to helping everyone in our community live a healthy, happy, balanced life — including children. By offering gentle (no twist) chiropractic care, medical massage, electro-acupuncture, and other treatments to the younger patients in our community, we can effectively help kids of all ages stay healthy, strong, and active through all stages of life.
Why Chiropractic is Important for Kids
The brain, spinal cord, and nerves that make up the central nervous system regulate all the systems in the body. The central nervous system also plays an essential role in growth and development. As we grow and our bodies develop, we take plenty of spills and tumbles as we learn to walk, run, skip, and ride a bicycle. As kids become more and more active with age and begin engaging in new physical activities, these activities — along with the everyday tumbles kids typically experience — can cause misalignments in the spine. Injuries, growing pains, and everyday wear-and-tear can also interfere with the healthy function of the central nervous system and the body as a whole. What’s more, all the minor injuries kids suffer can accumulate over time, which may cause musculoskeletal problems to arise later in life.
Chiropractic for kids is a natural way to encourage the healthy development of the spine, the optimal function of the nervous system, and to stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities when injuries occur. Routine chiropractic care can also strengthen the immune system, which can help fight off infections that kids pick up at school, at daycare, from friends, and from touching everything everywhere they go.
Our Approach to Chiropractic for Kids
When it comes to treating kids with chiropractic care, it must be administered properly for it to be effective. Dr. Christina Carter takes a unique approach to chiropractic, offering gentle (no twist) treatments to all her patients that are especially ideal for kids. Dr. Christina will examine your child and may recommend x-rays be taken to get a clearer picture of your child’s spine, which we can do right in our office. After an exam and assessment, Dr. Christina will gently treat your child manually using her hands or a small chiropractic tool. All our treatments are no twist and meant to be careful yet effective.
More Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Kids
Pediatric chiropractic offers numerous health and wellness benefits for patients ranging from infants up to young adults. Additional benefits include:
- Non-invasive and drug-free treatment for many conditions
- Addresses the cause of the pain or discomfort
- Safely and effectively treats neck and back injuries caused by auto accidents and other trauma
- Decreases swelling and inflammation
- Supports strong bones, muscles, and joints
- Relieves allergies
- Reduces the frequency of ear infections
- Alleviates digestive issues
- Treats colic
- Relieves asthma-induced symptoms
- Treats sports injuries
- Relieves headaches and migraines
- Treats neck pain caused by too much screen time
- Improves concentration and focus
- Fewer trips to the medical doctor
- And so much more!
Get Your Kiddo Started with Chiropractic Care
There are so many reasons to consider pediatric chiropractic for your child. At Adjust Your Health Chiropractic & Massage, we want to help your kiddo to live a healthy, happy life, which is why we offer gentle chiropractic care for kids of all ages. When you’re searching for “childrens chiropractor near me,” reach out to Dr. Christina Carter, a Top Rated Local® chiropractor in Leawood. We’re dedicated to providing compassionate chiropractic care, massage therapy, electroacupuncture, and radiology for the whole family, so contact us today to get started.