The chiropractors at The Joint in Albuquerque, NM know that you may have some questions and concerns about having your children adjusted. As parents, it’s in our nature to want to protect our children and keep them as healthy as possible. Did you know that chiropractic adjustments are safe and effective for even the youngest of children? Receiving regular adjustments may help improve a child’s sleep cycles, decrease the symptoms of colic, and even help with bed wetting which can all be results of subluxations that can occur during childbirth, along with an array of many other ailments. Here are the top questions parents have for us regarding chiropractic care for kids.
Why should my child receive chiropractic care?
Children play hard. Their spine takes as much if not more abuse then an adult on any given day. Because of this, children can benefit from a regular adjustment just like adults. In fact, many studies have shown that chiropractic adjustments can be helpful in the treatment of colic, ear infections, allergies, ADD/ADHD, bed-wetting and more.
I’m afraid the chiropractor will hurt my child since they are used to adjusting adults and my child is so little.
Chiropractic adjustments for children are very gentile. The techniques used for adjusting children versus adults are quite different. Many chiropractors have adjusted children as young as a few days old.
I’m afraid of my child’s neck getting adjusted.
Again, the techniques used for adjusting children are different than that of adults. Children’s spines are also less rigid when they are young so the force needed to make the correction is much less.
My child’s bones are still growing, will chiropractic care affect their development?
Yes, but not in a negative way. Chiropractic care can keep children’s spines in proper alignment and allow their nervous system to function at its best. This can prevent your children from having their growth plates close up prematurely and can also prevent unnecessary spinal degeneration later in their lives.
If there is nothing physically wrong with my child, what is the point of having them adjusted?
Just because your child isn’t complaining, doesn’t mean their spine is properly aligned. Every time they jump off a couch, wrestle on the ground or fall on the playground, they can subluxate a bone. Keeping their spine properly aligned is the best way to ensure proper growth and prevent damage in the future.
Will my child become dependent on chiropractic care?
At The Joint…the chiropractic place, we encourage all our patients, young and old to receive regular chiropractic adjustments. Chiropractic adjustments help realign children’s and adults spines ensuring proper function of the nervous system. It’s one of the best things anyone can do to live a happy, healthy life.