From the birth process onward, our spines and nervous systems are subjected to a multitude of forces that can misalign (subluxate) vertebrae and set the stage for reduced well being and future health challenges. Dr. Jessica Thompson at Cafe of Life Longmont has special training in adjusting children. She performs adjustments specifically adapted for your child’s age, height, and weight. For a small infant, Dr. Jess adjusts the child with the same amount of force one would use to type on a computer keyboard! Chiropractic care for children is safe, gentle, and effective.
A Chiropractor for the Whole Family
Parents in our office report that their children enjoy their chiropractic adjustments and look forward to subsequent visits. They also report that their children experience a greater level of health while under regular chiropractic care. The ICPA has initiated a ground breaking study on the safety and effectiveness of chiropractic care for children. The preliminary results are outstanding and show that chiropractic care is safe for children.
Main Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Children
- Improved sleeping
- Improved behavior and attitude
- Improved immune system function
Kids are natural explorers – they run, jump, climb things, fall down, and bounce around. And, kids are resilient – this ability to recover quickly is one of the great benefits of being very young. Occasionally, one of these activity-related injuries impacts a child’s spine. Nothing obvious has happened and nothing hurts. But there may be subtle injuries to spinal muscles and spinal ligaments that have a long-term effect on spinal nerve function.
Spinal nerve function depends on mechanical integrity of the spine itself. If spinal muscles and ligaments are inflamed or irritated, spinal nerve function is compromised to a greater or lesser extent. In a child, the short- and long-term results may include muscle pain and stiffness, loss of full range of motion in the neck or lower back, frequent colds, headaches, gastrointestinal problems, allergies, and asthma.
We all want our kids to be healthy and well. We want them to play full-out, to engage in all kinds of activities, and to have a lot of fun. In order for children to continue to enjoy optimal health, regular spinal check-ups and chiropractic adjustments at Cafe of Longmont are as important as an annual physical exam. When it comes to your health, preventing a problem is much easier than treating one so set up a theraputic evaluation with Dr. Jess today to reach optimal health for you and your children!