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Being a lifelong chiropractic patient does NOT mean that you are hurt or injured or in pain! So many people mistakenly think that chiropractic care is simply to treat a misalignment or injury to the spine, but this field of medicine is so much more.

Chiropractic care is the treatment of the body’s central nervous system, allowing the body’s natural immunities and abilities to heal as well as recover from illness, injury and chronic or acute conditions.

Many patients see a chiropractor for the first time as an adult, after they’ve experienced a painful injury and require an adjustment to help them recover. But more and more Americans are choosing to become lifelong chiropractic patients – receiving adjustments and treatments from the first weeks of life on through their childhood, adolescence and adulthood, all the way through life. That’s because those patients understand that chiropractic care doesn’t just treat injuries and spinal misalignments, – they actually help them to be healthier.

More and more patients are bringing their children to chiropractors these days, including babies within a few weeks of life. Yes, it is safe to adjust infants provided that your chiropractor has been properly trained, as Dr. Ashley and Dr. Becky at Rushmore Family Chiropractic have been. Adjusting a baby’s spine is not as dramatic as adjusting an adult’s – it’s a very gentle, very natural process using just the fingertips. But it can have a big difference on your baby’s health including encouraging babies to latch on during nursing, correcting fussy digestive systems, treating colic and helping your baby sleep better.

That infant can continue to be treated by your family chiropractic as they grow into a toddler, helping deal with allergies, asthma and ear infections. Chiropractic adjustments have also been shown to have very positive results in helping children to stop bed-wetting.

As your toddler becomes a school-age child, chiropractic care helps provide focus in the classroom, as well as increasing their balance, coordination and agility.

And as your child grows into a teen and experiences their first headaches and muscle tensions, or flared muscles and joints, chiropractic adjustments will help treat them without the use of prescription or over-the-counter medicines. Chiropractic care has also shown great strides for children dealing with anxiety and phobias. Plus, for teen athletes, chiropractic adjustments can not only help them recover from injury but also perform better!

Is there anyone who can’t benefit from chiropractic care? Athletes, college students, pregnant women, the disabled, those with autoimmune conditions, the elderly – literally everyone will find a benefit to being a lifelong chiropractic patient.

From infancy to childhood, adolescence into adulthood – a lifelong chiropractic patient understands the mind/body/spirit connection provided by their family chiropractor, and will see meaningful results as a result of their ongoing treatment. When they have their own children, they’ll know to include chiropractic adjustments in their family’s health and wellbeing.


Not sure how chiropractic can help your child? Talk to Dr. Becky or Dr. Ashley to learn more!

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