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Something that is often asked is what age is appropriate for chiropractic care. When we respond that all ages are welcome at Wirth Chiropractic, it may be accurate but it doesn’t give you the whole picture. While it is true that all ages can receive chiropractic care, there is still the belief that some people shouldn’t for one reason or another. That’s why we want to talk to you today about the benefits of different ages coming to see the chiropractor for a spinal adjustment.
One of the biggest misconceptions that we hear is that children shouldn’t come to the chiropractor because it will hurt their growth. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. If anything, having a child receive chiropractic care will help them grow and develop correctly due to the fact that they will not continue to have displaced joints. Let’s face it, kids are active. They fall and bend at weird angles and like to run around. This can sometimes result in their bones misaligning slightly and may, over time, damage their natural development and growth. While this normally isn’t severe, it can become more noticeable over time. There is also research which shows that even infants can benefit from chiropractic care, especially if they have trouble nursing.
Another argument that we hear often is that the elderly shouldn’t go to a chiropractor because their bones are too brittle. This is also false and in fact those with bone and joint disorders should receive more chiropractic care than those without these issues. Arthritis is often a painful and dangerous issue for the elderly, but regular chiropractic care can help reduce the pain from this and help them to stay active longer. It may also help balance which means less falls which, at that age, can become deadly.
Our bottom line is that everyone can, and should, get chiropractic care regardless of age. There is enough research to show that both children and the elderly can benefit from our treatment and we have seen the changes with our own eyes enough to know that the help does not come from small, isolated incidents. We encourage everyone to come in for care and hope that you will feel worlds better after a few appointments. You never know how much it can help until you try it, so come in to Wirth Chiropractic today!

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