If your child is in one of the following two situations, then you might want to make an appointment with a children's chiropractor in your local area.
1. Your child has been diagnosed with scoliosis
'Scoliosis' is a progressive condition which affects the alignment of a person's spine, causing it to curve in such a way that it resembles the letter 's'. This can produce visible symptoms such as uneven hips and protruding shoulder blades, as well as back pain. This condition almost always develops in childhood and can cause lifelong back problems. It can, for example, lead to some of the discs in the spine becoming compressed and can lead to the degeneration of the joints in the back. These issues can, in turn, cause severe physical discomfort and limit a person's mobility.
If your son or daughter has been diagnosed with scoliosis, then it is worth having them treated by a children's chiropractor. The reason for this is that whilst a chiropractor cannot cure this condition, the treatment they can provide could help to reduce the pain and discomfort your child experiences as a result of their scoliosis and could minimise the impact that this condition has on their range of motion.
Getting your child to undergo chiropractic treatment now, whilst their body is still growing, is important. This will help to improve their spinal alignment before their spine finishes developing and becomes fixed in a severely misaligned position.
2. Your child has sprained a back muscle as a result of carrying a heavy schoolbag
A child's schoolbag can be surprisingly heavy. This bag is usually filled not only with multiple heavy textbooks and notebooks but also stationary, a water bottle and a full lunchbox. This can be problematic, as young children do not usually have strong muscles and as such, may struggle to withstand the weight of their schoolbags. This can result in them straining their back muscles.
If this has happened to your child and the affected muscle is causing them extreme pain and affecting their mobility, then you should consider asking a chiropractor to treat them. In this situation, a chiropractor may be able to perform adjustments that will reduce inflammation, release any spasms and improve the circulation of blood in the affected tissues. This will not only reduce the pain your child feels in the injured area but will also help the damaged muscle tissue to heal as quickly as possible.