When a new client starts chiropractic care, they often think quickly of the people they love who might benefit from it, and want to bring them in to be seen, too. This may be anyone from a great grandparent to a great grandchild. We get a lot of questions about the youngest and oldest patients that Chiropractic is for.
Chiropractic Care is safe for people of all ages and life stages. Here are some of the groups that can benefit from the care of a Chiropractor:
Infants are the group least commonly seen by Chiropractors here. Because infants are not often chiropractic patients, many people assume they can’t be, or they imagine their baby being manipulated like an adult would be. Chiropractors treating infants do not use the same pressure or techniques on a baby that they do on an adult, because the infant body is so much softer and more malleable. Babies are adjusted very gently, often without the child experiencing any discomfort besides the stress of being in a strange place. Parents that take their babies to see a chiropractor regularly report a decline in excessive crying, a decline in colic, improved sleep, and a general positive experience overall.
Chiropractic care for children is perfectly safe, and also utilitarian in its ability to help with many ailments. Numerous studies indicate that chiropractic care can help children with neck and back pain, as well as chronic ear infections, asthma, and even bedwetting.
There is solid evidence, for example, that chiropractic manipulations help children recover from secretory otitis, a common inflation of the middle section of the ear. These soft-tissue manipulative techniques can stretch the small canal connecting the middle ear to the back of the nose and upper throat enough to help drain fluids from the ear.
For more on the safety and effectiveness of Chiropractic care for infants and children, visit this American Chiropractic Association article that’s full of data.
This is the largest group of people that regularly see chiropractors. For adults, the benefits are numerous. Adults may see less pain, increased flexibility, increase in the immune system, better digestion, decrease in joint pain and swelling, and a better sense of overall well being.
The most common ailments adults visit chiropractors for are back pain, neck pain, and headaches. Chiropractic is a unique medical approach to neck and back pain because it is as effective as pain medications, but without any reliance on drugs or surgeries.
Because of its pharmaceutical-free and non-surgical approach, Chiropractic is the perfect fit for care during pregnancy. Common pregnancy symptoms like nausea, back pain, and joint injuries can be treated and prevented with Chiropractic adjustments. There are no known contraindications to chiropractic care throughout pregnancy, and all chiropractors are trained to work with women who are pregnant.
Because of Chiropractic’s ability to relieve stress on the nervous system, it’s a common ingredient in fertility care for those who wish to conceive.
As we age, our bodies become increasingly sensitive to medications prescribed by medical doctors. These medications can put the health of our organs at risk. Chiropractic care represents an all-natural solution to alleviate pain that won’t stress your organs. Older adults often experience an ease in arthritis symptoms and increased mobility after chiropractic care.
If you’re not sure if Chiropractic is right for your situation, ask us at Empowered Chiropractic. We always do a thorough evaluation of all new clients and will refer you to another Health Care Provider if appropriate.