Youth Chiropractic Care

While many people are aware of the benefits of chiropractic treatments, some wonder “Do my kids need chiropractic care?”  Our lives begin with the traumatic experience of the birthing process. Then, once a child begins moving around and walking they begin falling and bumping into things. Once they get older and more active, these falls get more traumatic, and if the child becomes involved in sports, especially contact sports, the falling and tripping coupled with the collisions can become very damaging.

Thus, it is a good idea to have your child evaluated by a chiropractic physician to determine if further care is needed. There is an old saying “As the twig is bent, so grows the tree” and this is a perfect example of what can happen if a child’s spine and body are not taken care of in their youth. Children normally respond very well to chiropractic adjustments, as their bodies have not had the years of stress and trauma that an adult’s body has gone through.

Youth Chiropractic Care in Springfield MO

Some people may think that a child is adjusted the same way as an adult. This is not the case. A child’s spine is very different from an adult’s, as their bones are still forming and growing, and have not fused completely. An adjustment is always specific to each individual patient, and this includes children as well. The pressure applied to the spine or other bone of a child is similar to checking the ripeness of a tomato or applying pressure over your eyeball. An adjustment for a child is very safe and painless.

In addition, some parents report improvement with other conditions when their child receives adjustments. Some of the more common ones include:

– Allergies/Asthma
– Bedwetting
– Colic
– Ear Infections

If you’d like Dr H’Doubler to evaluate your child, please feel free to call and schedule an appointment.