Healthy Children Become Healthy Adults: The Role of Chiropractic for Healthier Children and Adults
As parents, we are responsible for ensuring our children are well taken care of and in the best health possible. We make sure they take their vitamins, try to provide healthy foods to give them the nutrients they need to thrive, and encourage physical activity to keep their bodies healthy. But what parents may not know is that spinal health also plays an important role in keeping children healthy and happy. Spines are literally the backbone or foundation of children’s’ health. Regular chiropractic care from a Cape Coral chiropractor is crucial for removing nerve interference that can cause dysfunction in both children and adults. Chiropractic care is so effective that case studies have shown the extreme significance of spinal health for the overall health of children. One recent study focused on 881 children of about 12 years of age. After seeking chiropractic care, anxiety and stress, fatigue, depression, and symptoms of pain were drastically decreased. For children this age who are still developing and in a crucial period in life, a healthier, happier childhood sets them up for future success as an adult.
Does My Child Really Need Adjustments?
Parents may worry that chiropractic care can harm their children, when in fact, nothing is further from the truth. Chiropractic care is incredibly gentle and very helpful and effective. Studies have shown the effects of what can happen when children have poor spinal health. A study published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine focused on children with “congenital torticollis” or tight neck muscles that affect the way children hold their heads. Thankfully, these children received chiropractic care to address tightness of the neck, but if they hadn’t, they would have had to deal with neck pain and tightness into adulthood and likely for the rest of their lives, which could have caused migraine pain, thyroid problems, heartburn, or even constipation. Kids are notoriously clumsy and reckless, and they trip, fall, flip off of things, and run into things almost constantly. These bumps and impacts, though usually minor, can easily cause misalignments of the spine or other joints that result in long-term pain or health conditions. In our world of technology today, “tech neck” and “text neck” are common among children who spend a lot of time looking down at tablets or phones. This too can lead to neck or back pain that can continue into adulthood if not addressed. But there is hope for a healthier childhood and healthier adulthood with chiropractic care from Cape Coral chiropractor Dr. Omar Clark.
Impacting the Present and the Future with Neurologically-Based Chiropractic Care
Dr. Omar at Experience Family Chiropractic believes in making the world a better place, and his main way of doing that is through impacting the health of his community. When more people are under chiropractic care, we are healthier as a community. When our kids receive chiropractic care, we set them up for a healthier future so they can further impact our community. Neurologically-based chiropractic care improves overall body function and overall health and wellness, leading to a healthier population both now and in the future. To learn more about how chiropractic can improve the health and lives of you and your children, contact the team at Experience Family Chiropractic in Cape Coral today.
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