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Why Your Child Could Benefit From a Trip to Your Garland Chiropractor

As a Garland chiropractor, I talk to many new patients who have never been to a chiropractor before and often have no idea what chiropractic is all about. I do my best to educate them about what I do, how it works, and the benefits that chiropractic can have not just to help ‘pain’ but to help a person live a healthier life.

Most people only see me for their own health concerns, but the truth is, chiropractic treatment is beneficial for the entire family.

an image of happy childrenTaking care of the spine is every bit as important as taking care of your teeth and your eyes. Just as children benefit from routine check ups with the dentist or ophthalmologist, they can also benefit from occasional visits to their chiropractor.

At this time, very few parents consider scheduling regular chiropractic check-ups for their children, like they would the dentist or ophthalmologist.However the need for chiropractic care for children is very clear. Childhood is full of small traumatic incidents, like falls from a bicycle, which over time can have a grave effect on the spine. Like a build-up of plaque on the teeth the small traumas build and can produce a myriad of health problems down the line.

Even without trauma there are problems that Chiropractic can help. Not long ago I encountered a young child who was having trouble with bed-wetting. After a full spinal exam I realized that the youngster had several minor spinal misalignments. I gently corrected the problem over a period of a few weeks. Within days her bed-wetting problem stopped completely.

Chronic ear infections, scoliosis, headaches and other health problems plague children as well as adults. Children also have an added advantage over adults – they respond better and faster to chiropractic. They’re bodies are like healing dynamos and, with the proper spinal alignment and nervous system function, they heal incredibly fast.

With chiropractic care your child will develop and grow normally and the bumps and bruises that could come back to haunt them later in life are avoided. Scoliosis, if detected in childhood, can be cured in a vast majority of the cases with proper and ongoing chiropractic care.

A trip to the Garland chiropractor will ensure your child’s spine is free of misalignments and leave them free to grow and develop normally.

Someday, when they’re older, they’ll give you a great big hug and say ‘thanks’.

If you’d like to schedule an appointment for your child, give us a call today at (972) 840-2520.

To learn more ways Garland chiropractor, Dr. James Mixon, can help your family feel better, return to our home page.