Back to School is the perfect time to check your child’s health – with well child visits, dentist appointments, and a spinal check up. Proper spinal alignment can help prepare children for the focus and concentration of learning, as well as aid in sufficient sleep patterns. Chiropractors can also ensure correct backpack use and confirm children are ready for school sports. With the goal to keep your child in top health – out of the doctor’s office and in school – visiting a chiropractor can help maintain proper spinal alignment and boost overall health.
FOCUS, LEARNING & STRESS RELIEF
Chiropractors focus on the spine and nervous system, which are vital in the growth and development of young children. The increasing intensity of school curriculum can be challenging and stressful, which might impact concentration and affect mood swings in young children. Chiropractic care can help with these struggles by keeping the spine aligned and reducing the amount of subluxations (when your back is out of place and interfering with nerve function). Proper nerve function helps your brain deal with challenges, aids in concentration, prevents headaches, and relieves stress.
AIDING IN SLEEP
Sleep is an essential part of learning, and it’s not always about the hours of sleep, but the quality of sleep. Chiropractors can help reduce muscle tension, which can increase muscle soreness and inhibit proper sleep patterns. Adjustments can alleviate discomfort and improve relaxation and blood flow, which aids in reaching a deeper quality of sleep.
PROPER BACKPACK USE
Today’s advancing curriculum can often come with extra textbooks, meaning heavy backpacks for kids. New studies reveal serious dangers that come with children carrying more weight than is healthy for their spine, or incorrectly holding their backpacks which strains the back from the imbalance of the weight. Statistics from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported 6,512 children were treated in emergency rooms last year for injuries related to carrying backpacks, with 54% of those children ages 5 to 14 years old. It is recommended that children carry no more than 10% of their own weight in backpacks. Chiropractic care can help prevent injury from backpacks and encourage correct posture by properly aligning your child’s back.
Every-day actions can result in the back becoming misaligned – anything from having bad posture to picking up objects in an incorrect manner – but sports present a new world of potential injury. Chiropractors can help by checking joints to ensure they are ready for activity. Starting with a healthy spine and healthy joints can help to prevent trauma to the body. Chiropractic care can also heal injuries without drugs or invasive surgeries. The methods they use include active release technique, which includes massages and stretching that help joints go through full ranges of motion. Electrical muscle stimulation can also help to release tension from sports injury.
Let Childs Family Chiropractic help you get ready for Back to School!