3 Reasons Your Child Should See a Chiropractor
Children need chiropractors for the same reasons adults do: to make sure the spine and nervous system are operating at peak efficiency. This is especially important during the development years.
Support the spine and nervous system
You want your child’s spine and nervous system to operate at their peak. Nerves from the spinal cord go to every organ, gland, tissue, muscle and cell of the body. A misalignment in the spine – when one or more vertebrae shift out of position – can put pressure on the spinal nerves, distorting the body’s ability to communicate with the nervous system. The result can be physical changes, from bed-wetting to poor immunity, digestive issues, asthma or allergies – even lack of concentration and irritability. Chiropractic adjustments can eliminate the misalignments and restore the body to health.
Promote proper growth and development
If you plant a tree, you want it to grow straight, so it can be strong and healthy. The same is true of the spine. By helping your child’s spine and nervous system to grow properly, you can prevent issues later on. After all, posture is important. The earlier in life you prevent bad postural habits, the less damage will occur later. Today’s children lug heavy backpacks to school and spend too much time hunched over a screen. The backpacks can lead to back and neck pain, while the screen time can cause text neck, or degeneration of the cervical spine.
Help the body adapt to stress
Like adults, children encounter stresses of all sorts. Some are physical, such as falls when they are learning to walk or athletic injuries as they ride their bike or jump on a trampoline. Ever minor bumps can lead to spinal misalignments. Kids may also encounter emotional stress, which causes tension on the supporting structures of the spine. The tight muscle can change your body posture, placing increasing loads on multiple joints and causing misalignments.
If you want your ensure your child’s optimum health, consider a visit to Dr. Cynthia Boyd at Symmetry Health Center. Dr. Boyd is an expert in Chiropractic BioPhysics, which employs a series of adjustments, exercises and spinal remodeling programs to correct and restore your spine back to alignment. Symmetry Health Center is among only a handful of Oakland, Alameda and East Bay chiropractors trained in CBP, the most research- and results-oriented corrective chiropractic technique.
Take advantage of our no-charge consultation to determine whether you or a loved one is a candidate for care at Symmetry Health Center. Call 510-769-0125 for our location in Alameda and 510-654-2207 to reach our Oakland/Berkeley office