Chiropractic adjustments can provide a safe and effective approach to raise the quality of life for infants, children and teenagers.

You may be asking yourself, why would you bring your child to the chiropractor if they don’t have any neck or back pain?

A common perception about health and wellbeing is that when your body has no signs of pain or symptoms, all is well within. 

The problem with this way of thinking is that how body functions and how the body feels do not always align. Measuring your child’s overall wellbeing based on how your child reports they are feeling is a poor yardstick.

How well the body functions is based on more than the absence of disease or symptoms.

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” 

A common approach to health is to wait until our physiology breaks down and impacts our daily life, then seek a course of action to correct the damage. This approach may work, but it’s reactive in nature.

A proactive approach to our wellbeing routine is not waiting until signs or symptoms are noticeable, but instead, making positive choices that will increase our quality of life and enhance our inner potential.

If we change our approach from reactive to proactive in the realm of wellbeing for infants, children and teenagers, regular chiropractic care for children is easier to comprehend. 

So, why be proactive with our children’s wellbeing with chiropractic care? Because of stress!

Children encounter stress from the day they are born, so much stress that it can breakdown the normal physiology of a child’s spine into a state of disharmony without the parents even being aware of it.

Chiropractic adjustments for children focus on the structural integrity of the spine being properly aligned. If your child’s spinal integrity is in a state of malposition and disharmony due to stress, then chiropractic adjustments can be used to help facilitate proper alignment and integrity. Misaligned spinal bones that interfere with neurological impulses are termed vertebral subluxation. Infants, children and teenagers all have the potential to be affected by vertebral subluxation.  

The objective of chiropractic adjustments for children is to reduce vertebral subluxation so the body can have increased resistance to stress, allowing for more wellbeing within. Regular chiropractic adjustments for children can be gentle and safe proactive choice to enhancing the quality of life and wellbeing within their resilient bodies.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Trent Scheidecker, DC | ChiroWay of Woodbury | Owner & Chiropractor
Trent Scheidecker, DC frequently visited his chiropractor when he was in high school and knew the benefits he experienced were worth the time and investment to become a chiropractor. He wanted to help his community experience a higher quality of life through regular chiropractic care. In 2010 Trent founded ChiroWay in Woodbury and since that time has served over 3,000 clients. He has been named “Best of Woodbury” in Woodbury Magazine seven times. Trent has also mentored colleagues in practice and franchised ChiroWay in 2012. Today, there are 8 ChiroWay locations throughout Minnesota.

The information in our articles are not intended to diagnose, mitigate or prescribe the use of any technique as a form of treatment for any physical conditions, symptoms or diseases. Directly consult with a qualified health care professional for any chiropractic or medical advice. In addition to the benefits of chiropractic care, one should also be aware of the existence of some risks. Risks associated with some chiropractic care may include soreness, musculoskeletal sprain/strain, and fracture. In addition, there have been reported cases of stroke associated with chiropractic care. Research and scientific evidence does not establish a cause and effect relationship between chiropractic care and the occurrence of stroke; rather studies indicate that people may be consulting chiropractors when they are in the early states of a stroke. In essence, there is a stroke already in process. However, you are being informed of this reported risk.