What It Means to Be a Family Chiropractor
As a chiropractor, I often get asked questions about my practice, the conditions I can treat, and to whom the treatments may apply. I always tell people that I am a family chiropractor, meaning...well, exactly what it sounds like: I can treat the whole family. Yes, including the kids. Yes, including infants and yes including 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 in order to prevent injuries from occurring later on.
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 a family chiropractor, I'm 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 being fragile, the fact of the matter is that chiropractic treatment is perfectly safe and even beneficial to toddlers and young children. Kids are like blank slates that are constantly learning and exploring the world around them. In their early years, while they are learning to walk, tripping and tumbling sort of come with the territory. Periodic chiropractic exams will ensure that bones are developing properly and that hard tumbles don't cause any subluxations (spinal misalignments) or nerve stress during development.
Once they get a little older, they might get into sports -- little league, gym classes, ice hockey and peewee football leagues, etc. This is when it's especially important to ensure that everything is in place and unharmed. When it comes to sports, especially full-contact ones, injuries are prevalent. And proper chiropractic care makes injury recovery smoother and even strengthens core muscles to prevent future incidents.
Chiropractic Care For Seniors
As we age, our bodies naturally begin to gradually degrade in terms of mobility and range of motion. Many people loathe the idea of becoming a senior citizen, but as a wise person once said, "do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many." and chiropractic care is one of the most effective ways to make the aging process a bit easier, physically. 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.
It's never too late to seek treatment for an injury, growing pains, or just to check in to make sure 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. I 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 me a call today!