With the fall semester now in full swing, families everywhere are settling into new routines and schedules. And while the autumn season is full of some of our favorite things, it can also be a time of shared illnesses and lowered immunity, especially in the classroom!
As a result, fall months often bring about a range of common colds, stomach flu, strep throat and ear infections. So how do parents take a preventative approach to this seemingly unavoidable season of sniffles?
When we look at the relationship between healthy communication flow along the spine and strong immunity, it’s clear that a well-aligned spine with minimal nerve interference equals a healthy, strong immune system! Chiropractic adjustments for your child mean decreased nerve interference, fewer subluxations and a higher functioning nervous system.
One of the most beneficial aspects of chiropractic care when it comes to your children is that it's inherently proactive in nature. Sending your child into the school year with a strong immune system and a well-aligned spine means fewer missed days of school, fewer trips to the school nurse, and more peace of mind for you!
But while chiropractic care can offer a preventative alternative to more invasive forms of medicine, it can also be used in response to common childhood issues like slips and falls on the playground, carrying heavy backpacks and sitting at a desk for extended periods of time. Weight caused by a heavy backpack can often be the cause of most spinal misalignments. And while younger children may spend less time sitting at their desks during the school day, children in the older grades may experience back and neck pain as a result of being seated for 7-8 hours per day.
Here at Valeo, we specialize in the health and wellness of children from infancy to young adulthood. In order to keep those pesky sniffles at bay, call our office and set up a consultation! Our hope is to serve the children of our community so that their school performance and general health are at their best for the 2019-20 school year.