It’s no secret that as parents, we would do anything for our kids. We feed them, clothe them, put them in the best schools, and do our best to keep them from harm. What you as a parent may not have considered is the importance that spinal health plays in the overall health of your children. The spine is literally the “backbone” of health. But we know that children fall or bump into things regularly as they grow and play. Trauma to the spine can lead to spinal misalignments that have a negative impact on health for your children now and when they later become adults. Regular visits to a Bentonville chiropractor improve spinal health and therefore overall health, and these visits are just as important for growing children, if not more so, as they are for adults. The sooner we start chiropractic care, the better the outcome for our children, both now and in the future, as healthy children tend to grow up and become healthy adults.
Chiropractic Adjustments for Children
The developmental years in children are a critical time during their young lives. We want them to develop into healthy, happy adults. To promote a healthier childhood, consider chiropractic care. Bentonville chiropractor Dr. Tom Niemela can gently and safely adjust children’s spines in order to remove nerve interference that causes dysfunction and chaos within the body. Dr. Niemela can remove spinal misalignments that can negatively affect children’s development so these children can better function and grow into healthy adults. Chiropractic care is even safe for young babies. In fact, babies that don’t get adjusted may develop conditions that they will carry into adulthood. For instance, a case study published by the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine researched the effects of congenital torticollis, or tight neck muscles, on infants. The study found that those who had chiropractic adjustments found relief from stiff neck muscles, but those who didn’t were likely to still have neck problems into adulthood. It’s not just infants that benefit from regular chiropractic care from a Bentonville chiropractor. Children are known to be clumsy and fall, trip, or run into things often. Additionally, teenagers nowadays are usually glued to their technology, which can lead to problems such as “tech neck.” People of all ages and especially children benefit from chiropractic care for overall health and wellness.
The Future of Our Children
Chiropractic care is not just an “extra” in addition to healthcare. It’s a way to positively affect the current and future health of our children. One particular case study looked at 881 children, 12 years of age average, and found significant decreases in depression, anxiety, fatigue, and pain with chiropractic care. Invest in the future of your children with chiropractic care. It’s never too early to start. Contact Dr. Tom Niemela of Arbor Vitae Chiropractic to find out more about what neurologically-based chiropractic care can do for your children and schedule your first appointment today.
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