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As a parent, the health and well-being of your children is always top priority. When your child is hungry, you are there to feed them. When your child falls, you are there to pick them up. But there are many instances as a parent, where there is no simple solution. There are a variety of symptoms and ailments that affect your children that require expert care. Holistic healthcare approaches, like chiropractic care, have been found to be extremely beneficial for people across all age groups — including our young ones. If your child is suffering from illness or pain, chiropractic care may be a great solution. 

At What Age Is It Okay For Children To See A Chiropractor?

The good news is that there is no age limit when it comes to chiropractic care. In fact, people of all ages greatly benefit from visiting a chiropractor regularly, even children. Since each child is unique, treatments are customized to their specific health needs and developmental stage. If you feel concerned about your child's chiropractor visit, it’s a good idea to schedule an initial consultation with a provider that specializes in child chiropractic care, such as Marshall Chiropractic.

Common Signs A Child Should Visit A Chiropractor

As children grow, they often experience many falls and bumps. Children are usually very resilient, so it’s difficult to know what signs to look out for that might indicate that your child needs chiropractic care. Here are some common signs that your young one should see a chiropractor:

  • Complain about continual or recurring neck or back pain
  • Have limited head or neck mobility
  • Have uneven shoulders, or their shoulders are slumped forward
  • Have poor posture and are compensating when they walk/stand
  • Have trouble sleeping, and/or have irregular sleep patterns
  • Have persistent ear infections or are persistently sick

Is it Safe for Children to Visit a Chiropractor?  

A common question both parents and children have when visiting a chiropractor for the first time is, “is it going to hurt?” Chiropractic care is safe and is usually painless. However, if the cause of the visit is related to an injury, they might feel slight discomfort. However, safety and comfort should always be a chiropractors top priority, especially when dealing with children. A professional considers all the factors involved and customize their approach and treatment to each child individually.

How to Know if Chiropractic Care is Right for Your Child

Deciding if chiropractic care is a suitable option for your child is not an easy decision and requires an understanding of their health journey as well as an understanding of the potential benefits of treatment. The first step is to schedule a consultation. This session is incredibly helpful for yourself and your chiropractor to decide if this approach is right for your child. 

Trusted Chiropractor For Your Whole Family

Chiropractic care is a gentle, non-invasive treatment that promotes overall wellness and wellbeing. Visiting a professional is highly beneficial for a variety of common ailments affecting children. Here at Marshall Chiropractic, we want to help your children be happy, healthy, and active. We are highly trained and experienced in chiropractic care for children and offer our services for people of all ages. Call our office today, or fill out our online form, to schedule a consultation. First time visitors receive a $50 discount! 

Dr. Ryan Marshall, DC


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