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Chiropractic for Kids

Chiropractic isn't just for adults; it is beneficial for all ages - even kids. Maintaining correct spinal alignment neurlogical function is important to overall health.

Chiropractic care for kids has become the most utilized alternative healthcare choice for keeping kids healthy in the US and around the world.  There are national & international ‘Chiropractic Pediatric’ associations and organizations helping to teach and certify doctors in the best possible care for our little ones.  

Unlike medicine, Chiropractic care for children has virtually no side-effects.   This is important to consider when researchers are now finding that the ‘practice of medicine’ is between the 4th and 6th leading cause of death in the United States (what is referred to as “iatrogenic,” or “caused by treatment”)    [ JAMA 1998 Apr 15;279(15):1200-5]

The best part about Chiropractic care for children, besides how safe it is, is that kids typically respond very quickly to treatments.  They don’t have the years of stress and strain built up from poor posture while working or studying.  Most kids need just an occasional adjustment to maintain proper vertebral motion and to prevent nerves from being damaged by subluxation.  

Watch Dr. Nick Performing Several Adjustments with Kids

Chiropractic adjustments for kids are similar to treatments for adults, but customized for their little size.  The amount of force used in adjusting kids is significantly less than for adjusting adults.  In many cases, you will not hear any popping or noises with the adjustments.  We use both manual adjusting (with hands) and instrument adjusting for the specific care of children.  

Chiropractic has been shown in research to help kids with:

- Ear infections

- Upper Respiratory Infections

- Muscle & Neck Pain

- Digestive Issues

- Allergies

- Problems Sleeping

- Bed Wetting

In addition to treating symptoms, Chiropractic care for kids helps in maintaining and preventing muscle/joint probloms from occuring throughout adolescent and teens years, when there are considerable postural and physical stresses being placed on them. When we wait until they are experiencing pain to perform care, we allow their bodies to experience unnecessary stress. For example, we don't wait for tooth pain or cavities to occur before we see a dentist... we brush our teeth daily and see a dentist every 6-12 months for professional cleaning TO PREVENT cavities and other problems from happening. This applies the same to how we should care for our spine and nervous system.

Dr. Nick has been adjusted almost weekly since he was 3 years old and saw the remarkable difference in how infrequently his siblings and himself were sick, and the overall level of health they had compared to their friends and family not under regular Chiropractic care.  It has and is being proven over-and-over again every single day that a child’s nervous system (which controls the immune system, endocrine system, etc...) functions better when our spines are adjusted regularly.  This will give them an amazing edge to growing healthy and strong.  

At Restoration Chiropractic & ScoliosisKC we think maintaining correct spinal alignment is so important to a child's overall health that we have a Kid's Day each quarter in which we block out a special day just for kid's to be adjusted at a very affordable discounted rate. We also have games, prizes, and fun activities throughout the day; the kids always have a blast, and look forward to the next one!

Here's a Slide Show of the Fun Festivities.

Restoration Chiropractic & ScoliosisKC: 816-425-5578

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