Myth #3: Chiropractic care is only for adults.
In many fields of care there exists a separation between adult and children. Whether it is dental care, hospital care, general medical care, or even skin care. There is nothing wrong with the approach. For example, sometimes a dentist just doesn’t want to deal with a squirming child as a patient. Or perhaps a doctor prefers to work with children rather than adults. And while the approach to an adult and a child are different, fundamentally, the needs are the same. Both have teeth, a body, and skin.
A chiropractor should not be synonymous with adult care. Rather, a chiropractor should be synonymous with family care. That’s right. Family care. From a pregnant mother, to a newborn, toddler, teenager, adult, and senior citizen. And while the techniques might be slightly different depending on the age of the patient, the end goal is always the same – optimal spinal health.
Since chiropractors have the ability to effectively work with both the young and old, we should address the benefits for each age group. First of all, let us begin with the benefits of chiropractic care to the pregnant woman:
- providing pain relief to the back, neck and joints;
- helping to control symptoms of nausea;
- and potentially reducing the time of labor and delivery.
For the newborn and infant, the benefits of chiropractic care include:
- better sleep patterns,
- healthy brain development,
- and a strengthened immune system.
Toddlers can benefit with:
- behavioral improvements,
- proactive treatment for acute trauma from falls and accidental injuries,
- and with correcting bed-wetting.
When the child becomes a teenager, regular chiropractic visits can help with:
- recovery from a sports injury,
- reversing text neck,
- and improving poor posture.
While as an adult, maintaining good health is the ideal. Adjustments assist with this by:
- reducing headaches,
- stimulating the immune system,
- and lowering stress.
Finally, for our senior years, visits to the chiropractor are beneficial for the following reasons:
- to improve mobility,
- to provide better balance and coordination,
- and help with pain relief.
In conclusion, chiropractic care is truly for everyone. And, yet, while every patient has specific needs, the treatment given is modified to match them. This is the perfect partnership for an individual to live a healthy life.
Seems like this is one field that does not need to separate the care between an adult and child. As a result, you get all the care you need for your entire family under one roof.
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