At What Age Do You Go To A Chiropractor?
Chiropractic care has enjoyed immense popularity among adults in recent years. Most adults consult chiropractors to ease their pain, relieve chronic conditions, improve range of motion, prevent injury, and enhance athletic performance. But at what age you or your child should go to a chiropractor?
“As early as possible” is the straightforward answer. Yes! Infants and babies can consult a chiropractor and get treatment. In the US, most chiropractors see children under 2 or some even see less than 6 months. Studies have proven it to be a safe, medication-free, and effective way to treat several musculoskeletal issues in infants and children. Furthermore, statistical data show that adverse events directly linked to pediatric chiropractic care are extremely rare. It is largely considered a safe and non-invasive form of treatment available for several body conditions – including management of pain and injury.
Most chiropractors get official training in treating issues related to the pediatric musculoskeletal system. They use gentle, yet effective techniques to ease pain, reduce misalignments, and boost recovery. Your child tends to be healthier and grows naturally with a properly aligned spine.
The birth process (squeezing of the baby through the birth canal) is itself one of the biggest traumas to the delicate body structure of a newborn. It is often aggravated by the use of forceps or suction used during delivery. Later, the falls and bumps children receive when they learn to crawl also put the body under significant stress. Chiropractic care is one of the effective ways to provide relief from those stressors and help them have properly aligned joints and spine to support them and better withstands physical stressors while growing up.