Every year it seems to pass by in the blink of an eye and it’s that time again summer is over and its time for back to school. Carrying heavy backpacks and getting injured while playing sporting activities can put children at an increased risk for spinal and musculoskeletal injuries. Dr. Matthew Cleary, your Woodstock Chiropractor, can provide specific treatments for children to address the stresses that are put on children as they begin the school year.
Woodstock Pediatric Chiropractic Care Benefits
It is easier to keep a spine healthy than it is to correct an injured spine. Chiropractic care an help insure that a child’s spine grows strong and healthy and stays that way for the long haul. Falling down and getting knocked around while playing team sports like soccer or football is a fact of life for most active children. However, while children may seem to bounce back very quickly after an injury, in truth, the internal recovery process can take much longer. A spinal misalignment from a sports injury could affect your child’s healthy, natural development for years to come. For example, spinal misalignments can interfere with optimal nervous system activity and impact the brain’s ability to communicate with the body. Maintaining proper spinal alignment is essential for your child’s health.
Support correct posture. Is your child’s backpack weighing him or her down? Overweight backpacks can cause a host of health problems for children, including poor posture. Your child may lean forward in an attempt to better support the weight, which can lead to hunched shoulders, neck strain, lower back strain, and recurring pain. While reducing the amount of weight that your child carries is important, so too is supporting correcting spinal alignment. Atlas orthogonal adjustments correct the top bone (the atlas bone). This brings alignment back to the entire spine, much like aligning a chain. Correct alignment supports proper posture and reduces the risk for chronic pain.