Why would a child need to see a chiropractor?
Now more than ever parents are bringing their children in to see a chiropractor. Why is that?
If you ever watch a child, wether it’s a 2 year old running around or a teen in sports, they are reckless and resilient. Or so we think. They can often shake it off and withstand major falls, trips, and accidents more we can. They just get right back up and start playing. However, these falls and accidents, overtime, play a major role in the health of their adult spine. Kids are constantly moving. If your kid is anything like my 6 year old son, tackling each other to the ground is a sport they enjoy often. I see a lot of young kids that play sports that are taking falls and compensating while they play to keep going. No kid I know wants to sit on the side lines.
Have you ever watched a 10 year old hockey game? Unless a kid breaks a bone I think every one of them gets up and keeps going.
As they are growing and developing they are taking major hits and falls over and over. They start to compensate in their posture and in their movements. It doesn’t seem like a big deal when they are 6 or 10 but the longer it sits like that the bigger deal it becomes.
Think of your kids teeth, you get regular dental appointments, not because they have pain or anything is wrong but to check before something becomes an issue. A dentist can look and check specific things to see if a cavity could be coming on and then give you recommendations. In the same way, as a chiropractor that works with children, I am looking for very specific things that can be easily worked on now to prevent more serious issues down the road.
If you have a child that hasn’t had his or her initial chiropractic visit set up feel free to give our office a call at 701.838.0090. As always if you have any questions feel free to reach out to us at Premier Chiropractic.
-Dr. Becky Perry-Domres
Minot Chiropractor, Premier Chiropractic