Parents bring children into my office for a variety of reasons. The most common are headaches, difficulty sleeping, bed wetting and trouble focusing at school. However these are just a few of the great benefits of chiropractic for young children. Below are in my opinion the best 3 benefits of chiropractic for kids.
1) Better Sleep- Young children have problems sleeping for many reasons, however most, if not all of them are at least improved with chiropractic care. I have seen newborns who would not sleep for more than 2 hours at a time sleep for 8 hours a night after just 2 adjustments. I have also seen older children go from light sleepers waking up several times a night to deep sleepers getting a solid 9 hours after a handful of adjustments.
2) Better Focus- Think about how well you focus when you have a headache or a stiff neck. It is estimated that 8 out of 10 kids have subluxated (bones out of place) necks from the birthing process. In many of these cases this is left unaddressed until they are older. Once this issue is fixed many kids suddenly can concentrate much better! It’s amazing to see a kid who was having behavior issues at school suddenly become a model student. It can be that profound.
3) Improved Digestion- another very common reason parents bring in their kids is problems with stomach aches, poor digestion, or in the case of babies spitting up frequently. The nerves that supply the stomach and intestines exit the spinal cord in the lower mid back. This area is put under stress very often as a child’s spine grows and digestive problems are a common issue addressed with chiropractic care.
All kids (and adults) need to have regular spinal check ups to make sure the nerves are not being pinched by vertebra out if place. Call our office today (715-265-7500 for Glenwood City, 715-246-7500 for 4 Corners) to schedule your appointment today!
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