It’s a common misconception that chiropractic care is a reactive treatment meant to address existing back pain and discomfort. For this reason, some people simply don’t consider this avenue before an actual problem arises. In reality, a routine chiropractic adjustment can be part of a proactive approach to overall health and well-being, freeing your body to manage pain and strain more effectively. These benefits can be enjoyed at any age, even during childhood.
In fact, according to a study cited by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, chiropractic care may help combat a prevalent health concern for kids: ear infections. Ear infections can be viral or bacterial and are often painful because of swelling and liquid build-up in the inner ear (behind the ear drum). Since the basis of chiropractic care is to lift obstructions and help the body heal itself, some chiropractors have seen these adjustments help clear the blockages related to ear infections. The results of the research supported this assertion: it found that not only did 93 percent of episodes improve, 75 percent did so in 10 days or fewer. “[These] data indicate that limitation of medical intervention and the addition of chiropractic care may decrease the symptoms of ear infection in young children,” concluded the study.
Chiropractic intervention can be used to promote well-being as a part of a healthy lifestyle. Introducing children to this treatment early on may encourage them to incorporate wellness chiropractic and other forms of preventative care in their lives for years to come. Contact CLA to learn how our chiropractic equipment can help patients of all ages and backgrounds see the effects of their hard work toward better well-being.
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