Reasons for Treating Grade-Schoolers & Pre-Teens:
- Heavy Backpacks can cause strain on the back
- Sports are physically demanding
- Computer / Smartphone / Tablet Use
- Some might be less active, playing video games and using the computer which can lead to posture issues and lack of wellness
As children enter their early years of schooling, most will be using backpacks, and most will be loaded with books, supplies, lunches, and other things that make most of them so heavy, that children will feel the extra strain that comes with hauling them around. Backpacks that are too heavy or worn incorrectly, will cause shoulder pain, back pain, neck pain, headaches, and if these conditions are left untreated, may cause their backs to curve leading to chronic pain in adulthood.
Sports can cause Head, Neck, Shoulder, Back, Leg, Knee, Foot, and Joint pain. These are all symptoms that a chiropractor can treat. If your child is needing pain medications or physical therapy, then we recemend an appointment or free consultation.
Most children is this age group will begin to play in organized sports or become more active in their neighborhoods with friends. While children “bounce-back” quickly from falls, bumps, and bruises, they also need to be checked when sports become such a part of their lives that they begin to ice muscles, take pain medications, and even go through physical therapy.
If you child is experiencing, shoulder, neck, back, knee, ankle, or foot pain, then those are all symptoms that should be treated. Children who are using pain medications or making frequent trips to physial therapy should consider a visit to a chiropractor to be evaluated. More likely than not, they will be able to help relieve these symptoms holistically, with fever visits, and provide guidance on how to stay healthy, while enjoying the sports your child loves!
Call today (763) 478-3978 if you have any questions, to make an appointment or schedule a free consultation with Dr. Fortin to see if chiropractic is right for your child. We are an honest, family friendly clinic and would love to help your family through our pediatric chiropractic care.