One healthy choice parents can make is allowing the opportunity for your child to benefit from chiropractic care. Every child is unique and consulting with a chiropractor for their professional recommendations is advised. Chiropractic care can be a great way for parents to provide their children with a higher quality of life and unlock their inner potential.

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.” This definition of health can be interpreted as the the potential to be complete in all areas of function.

A child’s health potential directly impacts their future development in physical, mental and social wellbeing. When wellbeing is lost in physical, mental or social health, parents will take no shortcut or cost prevention to regain what’s missing.

Chiropractic care for your children provides an opportunity to invest into your child’s wellbeing even if there is an absence of disease or infirmity. Chiropractic care for children can improve health and overall function due to the intimate relationship between the spine and neurological system. The health of the spine influences the health of of the neurological system which therefore impacts overall quality of function throughout the body.

Chiropractors focus on the relationship between structure of the spine and function of the neurological system, finding areas of dysfunction termed vertebral subluxation that may be interfering with the health potential. Children’s bodies are resilient, but as stress affects children, the potential for spinal dysfunction or vertebral subluxation can occur. 

When dysfunction is located within your child’s spine due to vertebral subluxation, the neurological communication can be less than optimal between brain and body, in turn, creating a lower quality of function. By helping to restore proper relationship within the spinal joints, chiropractic adjustments can influence the innate recuperative power of the body to function in its optimal state by removing neurological interference.

A child’s body adapting to vertebral subluxation may not show any signs or symptoms of disease or infirmity. The goal for more wellbeing in children can follow the definition of health stated earlier by WHO as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” 

Why is it important to children to be evaluated by a chiropractor? This Chinese Proverb can in short answer that question when reflecting on their wellbeing: “The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago, the second best time is now.” 

Chiropractic adjustments for children is a proactive choice to unlock the potential within their body to function at a higher quality of state.

Ask your chiropractor about kids and chiropractic today!

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.