As a parent, you would do anything to maintain your child’s health. That’s why you take them to the dentist and pediatrician for regular checkups, make sure they’ve had their shots, prevent them from eating too much junk – the list goes on and on. Unfortunately, there’s one area most parents tend to overlook, and that’s the spine. Together, the spine and the nervous system play a vital role in maintaining the overall well-being of the body. Kids, especially toddlers and infants undergoing development, require extra care. That’s why it’s necessary to schedule chiropractic sessions. Chiropractors check for alignments, function, and movement of the spine. But how does all this affect the health of children and teens? Find out below.
Movement of the Muscles
Most children love to run around on the playground and that requires them to sprint, jump, and use their strength and endurance. All these activities rely on the musculoskeletal system. Only by working the muscles can muscular improvement be achieved, and for that, aligning and balancing the body is important. Teens who play on sports teams frequently, however, can sustain injury. Routine evaluations and adjustments from a skilled chiropractor can prevent injuries or assist the body’s natural healing responses when an injury occurs.
Reduced Recovery Time
When kids sustain sprains, bruises, or tears, most parents dismiss it as a part of growing up. They tend to the wound but do not take any proactive measures once it is healed. However, chiropractors have several tools and techniques at their disposal to ensure that kids experience fewer injuries and heal quickly. For example, a TENS device, or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation machine, assists with healing muscles by sending waves deep inside tissue, improving blood flow and increasing endorphin release.
Cure for Allergies
Forty percent of children suffer from allergies, which are also the third most common chronic disease amongst kids aged 18 or younger (Source: www.aafa.org). Chiropractic treatment can help with this problem. How? Well, allergies are often the result of an overreaction to external stimulus and adjustments calm down an overreacting nervous system.
Chiropractic adjustments are a great way to ensure a stronger physical constitution among kids and teens. All you need is a good chiropractor. Our specialists at Florida Wellness Medical Group are trained to provide the right kind of health benefits as per your child’s needs.