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What Age Should You Begin Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic care is widely used as a treatment option for conditions impacting the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. Through manual adjustments, rehabilitative exercises, and lifestyle counseling, a chiropractor can help you live more comfortably and healthily. 

With those facts in mind, many patients wonder when to begin chiropractic treatment. This article will discuss the different age groups that can benefit from chiropractic care and how it could work for you. 

Is Chiropractic Care Safe For Children?

Chiropractic care is considered safe for children as young as just a few months old. Typically, chiropractors will see children under the age of 18, and some chiropractors will treat babies under the age of two. 

A chiropractor can help resolve health concerns in infants and children including:

  • Colic
  • Poor spinal alignment
  • Difficulty latching and breastfeeding
  • Sleep problems
  • Digestive problems
  • Asthma
  • Low energy levels
  • Behavioral issues
  • Headaches

In infants and children, chiropractors make extremely gentle, safe adjustments. Bringing your child to a chiropractor early on can serve as a preventative strategy for various health problems, including poor posture and back pain.

Reasons To Visit a Chiropractor

For adults, it may be time to visit a chiropractor if you’re experiencing:

  • Chronic back or neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Symptoms from a sports or auto accident injury
  • Joint and/or muscular pain
  • Sleep disorders
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Stiffness and a lack of mobility
  • A sedentary lifestyle increases the pressure on the spine
  • Discomfort during pregnancy, including headaches, back pain, and poor sleep 

Adults and children of all ages can benefit from chiropractic care. Even if you’re not currently experiencing one of the health concerns listed above, a chiropractor can improve your overall wellbeing and prevent future health complications. 

At Florida Wellness Medical Group, we have advanced chiropractic facilities and an experienced team of chiropractors on staff to help you attain your health and wellness goals. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!