What It Means to Be a Family Chiropractor
As chiropractors, we often get asked questions about our practice, the conditions we can treat, and to whom the treatments may apply. We often describe our practice as “family chiropractic,” which is exactly what it sounds like. We can treat the whole family, from infants to seniors. The human body is constantly changing and developing, and having a chiropractor will help to ensure everything is in the right place. Additionally, it strengthens the spine to improve range of motion and balance to prevent injuries from occurring later in life.
Whether that means helping a young child in development avoid future back and neck pain, disc problems, or sciatica, or if it means helping an adult get into shape or improve recovery from an injury, as family chiropractors, we’re ready to meet all of your needs.
Chiropractic Care For Children
Kids experience rapid bone growth throughout the first years of their lives. That's why we give them the apt name “growth spurts.” And while we may tend to think about kids as fragile, the truth is that chiropractic treatment is perfectly safe and beneficial to toddlers and young children. Kids are constantly learning and exploring the world around them. In their early years, while they are learning to walk, tripping and tumbling are common occurrences. Periodic chiropractic exams will ensure that bones develop properly and that hard tumbles don't cause subluxations (spinal misalignments) or nerve stress during development.
Once they get a little older, they might get into sports like little league, gym classes, ice hockey, peewee football leagues, etc. This is when it's imperative to ensure everything is in place and unharmed. When it comes to sports, especially full-contact ones, injuries are prevalent. Chiropractic care makes injury recovery smoother and strengthens core muscles to prevent future incidents.
Chiropractic Care For Seniors
As we age, our bodies gradually degrade in terms of mobility and range of motion. Many people loathe the idea of getting older, but as a wise person once said, "do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many." Chiropractic care is one of the most effective ways to physically make the aging process a bit easier. It offers pain relief, improves balance, range of motion, and coordination, and studies have shown that seniors who regularly visit chiropractors have lower rates of arthritis.
Schedule A Chiropractic Exam Today
It's never too early or late to seek treatment for an injury, growing pains, or check in to ensure everything is in the right place. Chiropractic care is the best non-invasive and drug-free pain relief method. Coupled with massage therapy and at-home stretching/exercise recommendations, family chiropractic visits will help everyone you care about stay healthy.
If you're ready to take a step in the right direction to pursue a healthy you, then schedule a consultation. We begin with each patient by doing diagnostics, discussing your health history, and running other tests to develop a treatment plan that best suits your individual needs. Give us a call today!