Chiropractic & Kids

Helping kids get a healthy start in life

Chiropractic care offers much more than treatment for adult back pain or injury. It can help at all stages of life, as an important part of overall health and wellness. Chiropractic care can help kids and teenagers be more active and have fewer chronic problems by preventing future problems today.

Think of how rough we are on our bodies during our childhood and adolescence. Toddlers and preschoolers fall down repeatedly while learning to walk, run or ride a bike. They hit their heads while playing with friends. And it seems as though they are tripping and falling all of the time. Older children and adolescents are often involved in sports activities and other extra-curricular activities that lead to “normal” bumps, bruises and injuries. In addition, they spend much of their days sitting – in class, at home, and at the computer.

Starting chiropractic at a young age can fix many problems early, instead of managing chronic problems in adulthood. It is a common misconception that kids don’t suffer significant injuries and that they bounce back quickly. This is because during the growth years, kids’ joints are loose and flexible to accommodate the ongoing changes occurring in their body. Although they may not complain of pain, all of those “normal” bumps, bruises, and falls can cause irreparable damage to the joints and muscles that, if left untreated, can continue well into adulthood.

A spinal checkup helps us identify potential problems and fix them before they become more serious. It is important for your child to get routine checkups whether they complain of pain or not, especially after reaching a developmental milestone such as crawling or walking, or after a fall or accident. Because we are catching the problem early, kids tend to heal quicker than adults and they usually require fewer treatments than an adult. Chiropractic treatment is modified based on the size and particular complaint of the patient so chiropractic adjustments for kids are gentle, comfortable and effective.

If you could, wouldn’t you do anything to help your child to live a healthier adult life? The key is prevention. This starts with teaching them about the importance of nutrition, exercise, good oral hygiene and maintaining good spinal health. Get them started on the road to wellness with a chiropractic checkup today!

  • After eight treatments, my hip pain was much better and continued to improve to the point, I am pain free. Thank you and sorry I was skeptical, I am now a believer!

  • When I first came here, I was steps away from a wheelchair. Dr. Fox fixed my back and now I can do they things I like to do. He showed me and my family healthy eating and healthy lifestyle. All the staff at Glenbourne Chiro are awesome!

  • After I received a shot in my neck from the doctor I still had pain so I went to my chiropractor, before long my neck was moving like before. NO PILLS NECESSARY. So there are 2 things I learned over the past one and a half years: pay your taxes, and maintain your chiropractic.

  • When I would travel by air my ears felts like they were going to explode, they would bleed and I wouldn't be able to hear for days. We recently returned from the Dominican and to my amazement I had no pain in my ears and no bleeding. It was a vacation well enjoyed. Thank you Dr. Fox.

  • I am pleased to say Dr. Fox has managed to get my back functioning in a more efficient manner with much less pain. Life is less painful and a lot more pleasant than nine months ago.

  • Dr. Fox, Dr. Peddle and their staff have helped me so much that as a patient I appreciate them more than they could ever appreciate me. I know with my whole being that if I did not have this wonderful support team, I would be in much worse shape than I am.

  • If there is anything I would change, I would have investigated Chiropractic sooner. Do yourself a favor and contact the folks at Glenbourne Chiropractic Clinic, they are truly interested in your well-being. For us, they have become part of our extended family.

  • I had issues with my sciatic nerve for years, through being adjusted I am finding that I am achieving the best results I have had in years!

  • I've found that since starting treatment at Glenbourne over a year ago, any aches and pains are non-existent. The passion and commitment with which Dr. Fox approaches each patient is contagious.

  • I no longer have pain, I continue to have regular maintenance treatments and I feel great!

  • It took Dr. Fox seconds to diagnose my neck problem and a confirming x-ray indicated serious neck issues. Within 6-9 months following a rigorous adjustment, exercise, stretching and massage program, I gained back virtually all of the range of motion in my arms and became pain free.

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