Most people do not realize that infants and children are just as much in need of chiropractic care as adults.
Children particularly need pediatric chiropractic care as they age because a lot of the problems we experience as adults actually come from our childhood – either because we fell (think about how many times a day a baby falls when they are learning to walk, sometimes 10-20 times per day), broke something, or simply had poor posture (which is extremely common today).
Posture problems particularly result from spending many hours in front of a computer or television, or playing rough, or carrying backpacks all day long at school.
The most prevalent cause of problems, though, is sports, dance, cheerleading, and gymnastics. All of these activities exert a tremendous amount of stress on the spinal column – which can result in misalignments that can still cause pain and problems decades down the road.
It is best to deal with any potential injury, misalignment, postural problem or other ailment and condition as soon as possible when it is identified. After all, the nervous system controls and coordinates every stage of growth and development; you should want to keep your child’s nervous system as healthy as possible through regular treatment.
Natural Solutions to Common Issues
Dr. Matthew Walker of Advanced Health Institute South Loop is a proven chiropractor for all members of the family. If your child is experiencing issues, chiropractic may help! Call (312) 987-4878 if you have questions about issues that your family may be facing.