The doctor of the future will give no medicines, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the causes and prevention of disease.
Everyone can benefit from seeing a chiropractor, including teens. Although most teenagers will not complain about back pain, they will still benefit from regular adjustments. Teenagers have active lifestyles as their bodies continue to grow, and there are three main benefits:
You likely need to tell your teen to sit or stand up straight at least once a day. Regular adjustments can help promote better posutre, fix any misalignments that occur before they take a long term toll on the body. It does not gurantee that your teen will maintain good posture, but an aligned spine may cause them to sit up a little straighter as they become aware of their spine.
If you have ever picked up your teenagers school backpack, you know that they are just getting heavier. It’s easy to overload a backpack which can have a negative impact on the spine. A chiropractor can help fix any issues caused by carrying heavy loads. If you worry about your teen’s back, come see us and remember that your teen should not be carrying more than 10% of his or her weight. This applies to everything from their backback, laptop bag and gym bag.
Whether or not your teen is going to play sports after high school, it is important to keep their physical health in mind. Many individuals complain about injuries and pain that stems from playing high school sports. This does not mean your teen needs to stop playing, but it would be beneficial for a Chiropractor regularly adjust their back. Regular adjustments help them play better, feel better and prevent injuries.
If you have a teen, contact us to see how we can help him or her feel better in many areas.