3 Times Your Child Can Benefit From Chiropractic Care
Contrary to popular belief, chiropractic care is not just for adults. In fact, children and teens can benefit significantly from visits to the chiropractor. Here are 3 ways chiropractic care can benefit your child.
Relief from Headaches
You probably do not realize it, but up to 30% of children will experience headache pain. Similar to adults, children suffer from common types of headache pain such as:
- Tension Type
In addition to headache pain, you child may also experience nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light, and fatigue. Most of the time, your child’s headache pain is not due to an underlying health issue; however, it is important to have them evaluated by healthcare professional such as a chiropractor. Seek prompt medical attention if your child’s headache is accompanied by fever and/or neck pain. For the common types of headache pain listed above, chiropractic care can help!
Neck or Back Pain
Neck pain and back pain complaints among teenagers are on the rise. Considering the average weight of a child’s backpack, this shouldn’t come as a surprise. In fact, backpacks that are too heavy or worn improperly are the cause of nearly 14,000 back-related injuries in children every year. These improperly worn and overloaded backpacks place a tremendous amount of strain on the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints in your child’s body. Chiropractic treatment, along with proper backpack use can get your child on the road to recovery.
Sports injuries are also a common cause of neck and back pain in school aged children. Whether the injury takes place in an organized sport or during every day play, your child is likely to experience a sports injury during their school aged years. Often times, these injuries include sprains and strains that can be evaluated and treated by a chiropractor.
Our children are spending more and more time on their tablets, phones, and computers. This is creating an entirely new problem called Tech Neck (a.k.a. Text Neck). It is estimated that our children spend seven hours or more on electronic devices every day. That’s just the average. If you notice that your child is slouching or spending hours looking down at mobile devices, a chiropractor can help. Fixing the problem early can reduce the likelihood that your child suffers from aches and pains later in life.
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