Childhood Obesity and Chiropractic Care

July 12, 2014

Childhood obesity has doubled over the past 30 years, leading to an increase in the development of serious health issues like type II diabetes and premature hardening of the arteries. While these health issues alone are cause enough to help your child achieve and maintain a healthy weight, the social issues your child will face can be very harmful to their well-being and development. These issues may cause your child to withdraw, and possibly exacerbate their weight issues by eating more and participating less in activities for fear of being bullied or teased. As a parent, it can be difficult to address these weight issues with your child, but help can be found in your trusted chiropractor.

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Doctors of chiropractic specialize in the overall health and wellness¬†of their patients. With a focus on spine alignment, which removes subluxations that cause nerve interference, these targeted adjustments can open up the communication center between your child’s brain and body — setting the stage for optimal health and healing. Excess weight places stress on the spine and joints, which can cause discomfort and weaken your child’s immune system.

A good chiropractic care plan for children doesn’t stop at spinal adjustments. Your chiropractor will either refer you to the right people or perform a detailed analysis of your child’s condition and help develop a plan that will also include nutritional counseling, education, and simple exercises that will help get your child involved in their own health care. Your participation and encouragement in the care plan can ensure your child stays encouraged and works at what is necessary to help them feel better both physically and emotionally. Following through with scheduled chiropractic visits will keep your child on track and ensure their spine and nervous system operates at maximum functionality, aiding in the weight loss process.

Chiropractic Lifecare of America is dedicated to helping you gain access to affordable chiropractic services. The bottom line in chiropractic is this — if your child is suffering from obesity and subluxations, spinal alignment can prevent the discomfort caused by nerve interference. Call 800.775.7900, or visit our website to learn how we can help.

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