Kids and Chiropractic: Your kids deserve a checkup

Kids and Chiropractic: Your kids deserve a checkup

You take care of your family’s health in many different ways: getting exercise, making healthy food choices, making sure everyone drinks enough water, and of course getting everyone in for their checkups. We all know that kids play hard and can often take spills that make adults wince. These micro-traumas can add up over time and result in misalignment in the spine, which affects the function of the central nervous system. Even before all that, the birthing process can put up to 60 pounds of pulling force on your newborn, and even more if there were any suction cups, forceps, or twisting during delivery. We aren’t saying your kids need care, but they do deserve a checkup to ensure that any problems or misalignments are caught early and their bodies’ natural healing process can take effect. In a recent study, over a thousand new mothers reported that chiropractic care for their infants improved feeding, sleep, range of motion, and excessive crying. They even reported improved levels of depression, anxiety, and increased satisfaction with motherhood for themselves (Miller, Hanson, et. all, Maternal Report of Outcomes of Chiropractic Care for Infants). Get your family’s yearly checkups scheduled today. Remember, it’s easier to grow healthy kids than to fix damaged adults!

By Dr. Bryen A. Bell, a Board-Certified Chiropractic Physician with over 20 years of professional experience. He practices with his wife and operates True Potential Chiropractic family care facility. For more info, call 503-574-4872 or visit tpcportland.com.