There are a growing number of parents who are seeking alternative and natural forms of health care for their family, but there is a lot of information out there to navigate through.   In the wake of this  “Back to School” season, there’s just one more thing to add to the list: a chiropractic appointment for your children.  Typically, parents focus on physicals and vaccines from the pediatrician; this year seek out alternatives that supplement the effectiveness of traditional medicine.  This blog was written to help you better understand your child’s special health needs and to address some common questions that parents have about chiropractic care for kids.

There have been several research studies verifying the safety and effectiveness of chiropractic care for kids. The amount of force used to adjust an infant is comparable to the amount of force you use to test a ripe tomato at the grocery store. Those of you with kids, know that they are certainly able to withstand a lot more pressure than that.  Chiropractors have been helping kids lead healthier lives for over 100 years. Dr. Fast has been trained to treat children and their specific needs.

Bones model in response to outside physical stresses placed upon them and proper joint motion is need to distribute these forces for optimal bone development. There are periods of time when skeletal growth is accelerated, commonly known as “growth spurts,” during which balance in the muscles and joints is especially important. Just like the bones of the skeleton, your child’s nervous system is also developing at a rapid rate. The nervous system includes the brain, the spinal cord, and all the millions of nerves that serve every inch of your body and control most of its functions. Just like the bones need proper joint motion for optimal development, so do the nerves in order to develop optimal communication (or innervation).

Now that you understand how chiropractic care works for children, make an appointment with Dr. Fast at the Back Pain Clinic in Belleville.  Give your children the chance to benefit from non-invasive chiropractic care.