Back to School Chiropractic Care for Kids

Back to School Chiropractic Care for Kids

Posted By Georgia Accident Rehab Centers || 23-Aug-2017

As you get your children outfitted and prepped for the upcoming school year, consider adding chiropractic care to your list. Children can benefit from chiropractic care just as well as adults, especially active kids who participate in sports. Although some people believe they only need to see a chiropractor for the treatment of an injury, chiropractic care and physical therapy methods can also be used as a preventative medicine. Whether your child is an active soccer player, a dancer with an ankle problem, or just an energetic child getting ready to start another year, chiropractic care can prove beneficial.

Chiropractors use a variety of treatment methods to promote whole-body health in addition to treating specific injuries. Some treatments options include physical therapy, strengthening exercises, neurological relief techniques, massage therapy, or chiropractic alignment. Each of these types of treatment focus on natural healing of the musculoskeletal system, nervous system, and even the immune system.

Improve Overall Health

When the spine is aligned, it can promote full-body wellness, improve circulation, and help support the central nervous system, which is housed in the spinal cord. Chiropractic adjustments to the spine, as well as certain stretches, exercises, and massage techniques can restore the spine to proper alignment, which helps with a variety of issues many children face. Spinal alignment can promote proper growth in children, and some studies even claim it could help with digestive health, colic, asthma, allergies, and bed wetting. With the start of another school year just around the corner, maintaining a healthy immune system can help arm your child against whatever nasty cold or flu is .

Keep Athletic Children Healthy

Physical therapy and chiropractic care can also help treat your child’s sports injuries and help him or her prepare for the upcoming season. Whether your child is healing from a bone break, recently underwent surgery, or suffered a sports-related injury, there are natural treatments available to treat pain and alleviate promote healing.

Chiropractic care may help children with the following injuries:

  • ACL injuries
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • ITB syndrome
  • Hip, knee, shoulder, or other joint pain
  • Meniscal tears
  • Neck and back pain
  • Osgood-Schlatter disease
  • Torn ligaments
  • Ankle injuries

Our team uses chiropractic care techniques, trigger point injections, massage therapy, and physical rehabilitation. These treatments can help alleviate pain, strengthen weak or injured muscles, improve flexibility and posture, and arm the body against future injuries.

In addition to sports injuries, chiropractic care can also help children suffering from chronic headaches or neck problems. These issues can sometimes be caused by heavy backpacks, sitting in a desk without proper lumbar support for too long, or stress. Make sure your kids are prepared for the school year both in and out of the classroom and talk to a chiropractor about how physical therapy and other holistic treatments may help your child.

To book your appointment with our doctors, contact Georgia Accident Rehab Centers in Decatur.

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