Regardless of a person’s age, there is a common denominator among patients who seek family chiropractic care. They themself or a member of their family has either suffered injuries to their bodies, or their body type is more prone to having injuries while performing normal, everyday activities. Also, age is actually one of the factors that determine the type of chiropractic care required.
Family chiropractors can provide a unique treatment method for each age category to help combat the various health issues that will arise throughout the course of their life. Consider the various age groups and the type of family chiropractic care that is required:
- Young children/infants – Due to various types of falls (such as learning to walk, run, ride bicycles, etc.) very young children and infants are more likely to have postural difficulties.
- Pre-teens/Teenagers – Generally, a family chiropractor will check for scoliosis in younger adolescents and teenagers, and offer conservative treatment at the time of the earliest onset. Their symptoms are generally attributed to growing pains. Because children’s recuperative powers are generally at their highest level, they tend to respond much quicker than adults with the same symptoms.
- Young Adults (20's to 30's) – As people get older, conditions become more obvious and painful. Lower back problems, neck pain, and headaches are all very common in young adults and can be caused by habits of poor posture, poor lifting and bending procedures, the stress of jobs, auto accidents, etc. These conditions can create problems that last a lifetime.
- Age 40’s and older – The majority of conditions in older adults are caused by not fully correcting spinal problems that may have occurred many years ago.
Parents can help their children achieve and maintain health wholeness by starting them out early with a family chiropractor.
Call McKim Chiropractic to schedule a consultation. Our family chiropractors focus on care for the entire family! We recognize that bringing your child along with you to a chiropractor requires a high level of trust in the chiropractor’s competence and trustworthiness. Our licensed and certified staff at McKim Chiropractic is committed to helping the families of Boise, ID, Nampa, ID, and Caldwell, ID, achieve health wholeness!