Don’t Wait Regarding Your Child’s Health. It Won’t Wait on Them

39763499_sOn average, people do not get their spines checked until they are 47 years old! Can you image how much damage would be done to someone’s teeth if he or she didn’t see a dentist until then? Yet, most parents take their children in for their first dentist appointment at six months of age, as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Did you know that chiropractic care can help children not only with typical back and neck pain complaints, but also with issues as varied as asthma, chronic ear infections, nursing difficulties, sleeping issues, colic and bedwetting? Chiropractors specializing in children use very specific gentle techniques. In fact, on the very young, the adjustment is as light as a finger touch.

The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) did an extensive study in 2009 examining the safety of chiropractic care for children. The conclusion section stated: “The results of both our practitioner surveys and our parent surveys demonstrate a highly perceived effectiveness for pediatric chiropractic care as well as a high level of safety.” In addition, results of the study showed only a handful of “side effects” from the adjustments and all of them consisted of slight discomfort or “fussiness” which resolved in a day. The study did report considerable improvements to the overall well-being of the children: (1) improved immune system function (2) better sleep and (3) improved dispositions.

To find out more about the type of pediatric chiropractic care offered Family Chiropractic & Wellness or to schedule a consultation for you or your children, call 812-373-3376 today.