Pediatric Chiropractic Care at Spine Pain Center
Many believe that chiropractic care is only beneficial to adults, but that isn't true. Everyone, regardless of age, can benefit from chiropractic care. The sooner you can teach your children how to properly care for their bodies, the healthier their lives as adults will be. At Spine Pain Center, our chiropractors provide pediatric chiropractic care.
Preventing Future Alignment Issues
Adults often suffer from poor spinal alignment issues, which can stem from childhood. During our early years, we grow and develop at an accelerated rate. By the time we turn 18 years old, we have grown from newborn babies into adults. It's no wonder that those years are definitive for our future spinal health.
The Effects of Screen Time and Poor Posture
Children need to learn proper posture. If they do not, they risk living lives of pain, injury, and chronic conditions. To teach children how they need to care for their bodies, a visit to a pediatric chiropractor is always a great idea.
While we associate children with being high-energy and active, it's important to acknowledge that they spend a great deal of time in front of screens, now more than ever before. When they're watching something on a screen, they probably naturally lean forward, which can cause the bones to move out of the correct alignment, but affect the attached muscles as well. When your children are watching TV or playing on a tablet, make sure they maintain a proper posture.
Screen time isn't the only thing that can impact spinal alignment. Children often carry heavy backpacks, sit for prolonged periods of time, or participate in activities that shift the spine's alignment. These issues affect the function of the entire nervous system, which is why we encourage you to bring your children to see a pediatric chiropractor to learn more about how pediatric adjustment will benefit your child.
Identifying Underlying Causes of Pain and Discomfort
Children aren't great at telling us when something is wrong. Chiropractic care helps us detect underlying causes of pain or discomfort that children might have not even noticed they had. We will teach them exercises they can do at home to ensure they are performing their daily activities in a safe and healthy manner.
Your children's health comes first. Giving them the tools they need to grow into healthy adults who know how to care for their bodies is crucial. Schedule an appointment with one of our chiropractors at one of our locations today. For our Mt. Pleasant office (843) 884-8444, North Charleston office (843) 606-2412, Surfside Beach office (843) 238-5900, Summerville office (843) 879-9259, North Myrtle Beach office (843) 280-7000, or Irmo, Columbia office (803) 781-4092.