Many adults have seen the value of chiropractic care for their overall health and wellness, including back and neck pain, headaches, pinched nerves, and even improved sleep.  But children can also benefit significantly from chiropractic care.  It can not only help improve a child’s overall health, but also their behavior.  If you have never considered taking your child to a Cedar Park chiropractor before, you may be unsure about the benefits or how chiropractic even works. At Impact Family Chiropractic, Dr. Aaron and his team are passionate about educating their community about the power of chiropractic care and all of the incredible benefits it can offer you and your family.

Behavior Concerns in Children

Children can experience all kinds of health concerns that can affect their behavior, such as poor sleep habits, slower physical development, or other conditions like ADD or ADHD.  In fact, according to the CDC, approximately 11% of children from the ages of 4 to 17 have been diagnosed with ADHD.  This high level of diagnosis has led many healthcare professionals to investigate the misdiagnosis of ADHD among children.  Another concern of healthcare professionals is overmedicating children who supposedly have ADHD.  Children who are dependent upon medication as kids typically become adults who continue to overmedicate.  This can lead to addiction concern or health problems later in life.  These types of concerns are causing parents to reevaluate what else they can do for their children. The goal is to have healthy children grow up to become healthy adults. Many have found hope with chiropractic care from a Cedar Park chiropractor.

The Positive Effects of Chiropractic Care

A lot of behavior problems in children that can stem from ADHD, learning disabilities, or even poor health habits can be traced back to the central nervous system.  The brain and spinal cord work together to ensure that the body can function optimally.  Spinal misalignments can cause nerve interference that disrupts the necessary communication between parts of the body learning to disorder and chaos.  This is often the root cause of increased behavior issues such as inattention, poor impulse control, moodiness, or aggressiveness.  It also contributes to poor sleep habits and improper development of children which can also affect their behavior

Regular visits to Dr. Aaron Cain of Impact Family Chiropractic can address spinal misalignments to put the spine back in proper alignment so that the body can function as it should once again.  When brain and body function is normalized, the brain is better able to control impulses and reasoning in children.  The body is also able to grow and develop as it should.  Children who have previously experienced problems at school because of ADHD, learning disabilities, or simply behavior issues have found incredible success improving concentration and behavior because of regular chiropractic care.  Parents are also thrilled that they turned to natural and safe chiropractic care for their children because they have seen the results and experiences the successes right alongside their children. 

If your child is experiencing behavior problems at home or at school, consider regular chiropractic care to improve central nervous system function.  Contact Cedar Park chiropractor Dr. Aaron Cain of Impact Family Chiropractor to learn more about chiropractic adjustments for improving behavior in children.

Sources

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Walton, E.V. “The Effects of Chiropractic Treatment on Students with Learning and Behavioral Impairments Due to Neurological Dysfunction.” International Review of Chiropractic, 1975; 29: 4-5, 24-26. http://icpa4kids.org/Chiropractic-Research/the-effects-of-chiropractic-treatment-on-students-with-learning-and-behavioral-impairments-due-to-neurological-dysfunction.html.