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Why Do Kids Need Chiropractic Care?
Many people who think of chiropractic care as a treatment for middle-aged sciatica sufferers or seniors with arthritis pain might be puzzled by the notion of spinal adjustments for kids. But the truth is that children can derive great lifelong benefits from chiropractic screenings and adjustments. By keeping a child's spine in proper alignment, we can help ensure optimal balance, coordination, nerve signaling and systemic health. That's why Mills Chiropractic Center is proud to provide chiropractic for kids in Kittanning.
Subluxation (vertebral joint misalignment) is hardly a problem exclusive to grownups. One study of 5-day-old infants suffering from insomnia, vomiting, and hyperactivity found that 95 percent of them suffered from it! Simply being born places enormous stresses on a newborn's musculoskeletal system. Fortunately, our gentle chiropractic adjustments are safe even for these new arrivals -- and they can put the body on the right course toward a healthier babyhood.
Babies, toddlers, and small children have plenty of opportunities for bumps, spills and falls as they explore their world. Unfortunately, these jolts to the system can cause additional alignment problems. Regular spinal screenings by Dr. Mills or Dr. Brown allow for incremental adjustments to keep little bodies on track and help the nervous system to function more efficiently. This, in turn, improves digestive, immune, urinary and other system functions, reducing problems such as:
School poses many more situations that challenge the youthful spine. One of the most common problems in back, neck, and shoulder strain from the heavy backpacks kids are forced to lug around every school day. Periodic spinal checkups can monitor the effects of backpack use on the spine and allow our team to make helpful adjustments. We can also educate you and your kids on how to take proper precautions when using backpacks. If your kids participate in school sports, we can treat musculoskeletal injuries and make sure each child is ready for another sports season.
As your child approaches puberty, your concern may turn toward scoliosis. This spinal curvature abnormality needs to be diagnosed early so any necessary treatments can be administered. Our chiropractic clinic can diagnose and monitor a case of scoliosis while providing you with advice on available treatment options.
It's a great feeling to know that your chiropractor in Kittanning can help patients of all ages get the most out of life through chiropractic care. If you've never brought any member of your family to Mills Chiropractic Center, you'll be even more pleased to learn that we offer a free consultation for new patients.
Introduce your kids to a healthier life at an early age by calling 724-548-7999 and scheduling a pediatric chiropractic evaluation! Make sure they get the chiropractic care they deserve!
We look forward to meeting with you!