The teenage years are a time of great change and confusion as your child develops into a young man or
Hormonal changes, social pressures, awkwardness, and new freedoms press for maturity. During this critical time, your child will adopt dental hygiene, nutritional concerns, exercise, personal grooming, and a host of other health habits. A regular program of spinal care now can be an excellent lifetime investment.
JUST GROWING PAINS?
During this period teenagers experience the last major period of physical development. The growth plates which allow their bones to assume adult proportions will soon disappear, making permanent any current deformities or imbalances. Often these very real, but unrecognized problems are shrugged off as “growing pains”. Not true. This is the time to locate and correct spine-related abnormalities before they become permanent adult problems.
In their idealism, adolescents often act as if they are indestructible. The pressure of academic achievement, emotional problems, contact sports and other physical or emotional activities can stress the spine. The resulting pain or discomfort may be shrugged off, or not recognized as a warning. A nervous system that functions without interference from the spine can help your adolescent better adapt to the tumultuous world around them.
CAN YOU HELP ACNE?
Because the nervous system controls the function of virtually every cell, tissue, and organ, of the body, chiropractic care can help a variety of health problems. The skin, the body’s largest organ is no exception. And while acne and other skin-related conditions can have various causes, many teens report improvement with regular chiropractic care.
AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION
As your adolescent matures, improve his or her chances of a healthy future with regular chiropractic care.
THE VERTEBRAL SUBLUXATION COMPLEX
The vertebrae that protect the spinal cord can lose their normal motion or position from a variety of teenage activities. Delicate nerve tissue can be damaged, resulting in interference with the brain’s ability to control associated organs and tissues. Lost muscle tone weakens the important support of the spine.
Discs, blood vessels, and other soft tissues can swell and become inflamed. The body responds with bone spurs and abnormal bony growth, and various systems throughout the body may malfunction. Pain or other obvious symptoms may not be present, yet optimum health and well-being are compromised.
Doctors of Chiropractic are the only health care professionals dedicated to the elimination and prevention of the Vertebral Subluxation Complex.
Spinal problems that go undetected or neglected in children become more serious problems in adults. Act now!