Chiropractic Care for Children and Adolescents

Bumps and bruises are an inevitable part of childhood. However, even minor falls and accidents can cause a child’s growing body to become misaligned. Explore how children of all ages can benefit from visiting a chiropractor.

The Benefits of Chiropractic Treatment for Children

Chiropractic care is useful for treating a number of common health issues in children.

The Immune System

Since chiropractic treatment allows the nervous system to function properly, it also helps to boost a child’s immune system and decrease downtime from colds, the flu, ear infections and more.

Digestive Issues

Digestive problems like constipation, reflux, and stomach pain aren’t always caused by diet. Many of these issues can actually stem from nerve dysfunction. Chiropractic care helps to alleviate these nervous system problems and allow the digestive system to function normally.

Sleep Issues

Tight muscles can affect sleep, and a good night’s sleep is essential for health. This is especially true for children who rely on sleep for good brain development. Addressing spinal misalignments and alleviating back pain makes it easier for a child to fall asleep and stay asleep, which lends itself to better overall health. Chiropractic care can also be successfully used to treat bedwetting!

Brain Development

When a child has ADHD or ADD, problems in the child’s spine can make these conditions even worse. Resolving issues of the musculoskeletal system can help to improve a child’s behavior and even allow them to concentrate and perform better in school.

Chiropractor performing chiropractic treatment on a kid.
Chiropractor performing chiropractic treatment on a kid.

The Safety of Pediatric Chiropractic Care

Wondering if chiropractic care is right for your children? Chiropractic care is a safe, effective treatment that is performed slightly different from chiropractic care for adults. Since a child’s body is still growing and developing, the American Chiropractic Association recommends that pediatric chiropractic adjustments are performed with less force.

Your child’s health is of utmost importance to us, and all manipulation and spinal adjustments done at Meridian HealthCare are performed with the utmost care and professionalism.

Pediatric Chiropractic Treatment at Meridian HealthCare

Chiropractic care can help boost your child’s immune system and improve his or her physical and emotional well-being. Treating your child with chiropractic care can put them on the road to a healthy future. Contact Meridian HealthCare and let us work on a treatment plan so your child can experience the benefits of chiropractic care.

Meridian HealthCare’s chiropractors are all licensed doctors of chiropractic. Only licensed chiropractors should perform spinal manipulation and other forms of manipulative therapy used in chiropractic treatment. To make an appointment for Meridian’s chiropractic services, please contact a location near you and ask for our chiropractic or acupuncture services.