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Posted on 01-19-2015

Although the use of chiropractic care to treat physical issues such as back and neck pain, headaches, sports injuries, arthritis and other problems in adults is fairly common, it is an unfortunate truth that chiropractic care among children does not get the attention it deserves.

Just like adults, kids can suffer from mechanical imbalances and spinal misalignment that can lead to functional issues, irritation, and damage to the nervous system. Since kids don’t have the same range of experiences with pain and discomfort that guide adults, it is easy for them to dismiss these irritants or pains. Adults can also do the same, dismissing irritation as “growing pains” or something similar.

With education comes enlightenment, however, and more parents are now associating kids and chiropractic care. When a chiropractor removes spinal stress from a child’s nervous system, the immune system becomes healthier, they are more resistant to disease and the child’s body functions more efficiently.

Chiropractic care for children is gentle, drug-free and non-invasive. It works well on acute conditions like sports injuries, accidental injuries and birth trauma. It is also effective for kids with other health issues as well. Chiropractic treatments have been used effectively in conditions like earaches, muscle and neck pain, and respiratory infections.

Although it is not a wonder cure, chiropractic care for kids can relieve nerve stresses that prevent the body from devoting its full attention to other ailments. Even babies can find spinal manipulation helpful in easing colic and digestive disorders.

Not all chiropractors are created equal, however, so you should seek out one who is familiar and has a lot of experience working with children. Lexington Family Chiropractic is your chiropractor in Lexington KY.

Dr. Heath Gallentine

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