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The Importance of Family Chiropractic

Family movie nightYou may wonder why a child would need chiropractic care. After all, kids usually don’t complain of back or neck pain. Pediatric chiropractic is about helping ensure your child has a healthy nervous system, so they can experience optimal health.

Consider this: you take your child to the dentist for regular checkups to look for cavities.
That’s because doing so allows a dentist to catch these dental problems early before they become more advanced and costly to fix. It’s the same thing with getting kids under chiropractic care.

So many children are playing sports and sitting for up to 8-9 hours a day, spending time on their phones. “Between sports, accidents, injuries, and falls—for the kids that do get outside—whatever that is creating damage to their body, to their spine, they just don’t feel it yet, and that’s something that catches up with them later on,” said Dr. Chris.

The Power of Preventative Care

The whole family chiropractic model is to keep kids healthy from a young age, to help them have the best possible chance. This is a much better approach than waiting for one of these things to turn into an active problem (e.g. waiting for the toothache, and then going to the dentist versus “let’s stay on top of this and get ahead of it”).

The other piece of it is teaching your kids healthy long-term habits. Using the dental analogy again, we teach our kids to brush their teeth at least twice a day. While their baby teeth will fall out, kids will carry that habit of brushing their teeth into adulthood.

Similarly, by getting adjusted throughout childhood, kids will grow up with that healthy habit and recognize the value of chiropractic care when it comes to staying well.

Helping the Kids Helps the Entire Family

“We found that the kids we adjust in our office get sick a lot less than the average child in school,” said Dr. April. When kids are sick, that affects the whole family, as somebody has to take a day off or work from home to care for them. By adjusting kids, they can stay healthy, which helps the entire family unit function optimally.

Our goal at ViVO Chiropractic ® is to help families have the best possible life, and that happens by keeping everyone as healthy as possible. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment!


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