Can A 10-year-old Go To A Chiropractor?
The short answer is “yes.” The initial decade of life is a time of rapid neurological development and growth. The rapid changes in the body can also cause problems with different body systems. For instance, even less stressful activities like wearing a backpack, using a computer, or mobile gaming can cause spinal misalignments. Added to that are the poor posture at school and sports injuries that can put immense pressure on the delicate spine and adjacent nerves. These are some of the common reasons why your 10-year-old child should consult a chiropractor as early as possible.
With spinal misalignment, the spine puts pressure on adjacent bundles of nerves and interrupt the signal pathways to the brain. This can lead to malfunctioning of the organs or keep them from performing at an optimal level. These issues can further contribute to the development of several body conditions such as colic, asthma, bedwetting, ear infections, frequent flu or colds, stomach ache, poor posture, and hyperactivity.
Gentle spinal adjustments from an experienced chiropractor can help kids ease their symptoms and find relief. Additionally, you can use chiropractic care as a preventative strategy to avoid developing most neurological as well as musculoskeletal conditions.