Relief for Growing Pains in Children Through Pediatric Chiropractic Care
Growing pains—a nebulous term in pediatric care describing aches and pains that children experience, seemingly without a clear reason. They frequently bother legs, knees, feet, ankles, hips, arms, wrists and shoulders. Although science hasn’t pinpointed an exact cause, it’s obvious that growing pains do disrupt a child’s life enough to make it difficult to sleep, play or concentrate on school. If you have a child with growing pains in Wheat Ridge, Lakewood or Edgewater, schedule an appointment today with your Well Beings Chiropractic Family Health pediatric chiropractor for gentle, drug-free pain relief.
Possible Causes of Growing Pains
If your kid complains of growing pains anywhere in the body, take them seriously. Although exact causes are still unknown, the following problems often accompany growing pain symptoms in children:
- Biomechanical imbalances—From birth to adulthood, children go through some rather dramatic growth spurts. They also experience injuries from birth, falling down, sports and other accidents at the same time their bodies are growing so quickly. Spinal subluxations and musculoskeletal misalignments can hamper healthy development and pinch nerves that can lead to strange aches we call growing pains.
- Being overtired—In addition to the biomechanical imbalances, inadequate rest can lead to illness, accidents, inattentiveness and other growth problems. The growing pains themselves can worsen the problem by painfully interrupting sleep in the middle of the night.
- Nutritional deficiencies—Although evidence is inconclusive, good nutrition during childhood is essential to healthy development. Deficiencies can lead to pain and other health problems.
How Pediatric Chiropractic Care Provides Growing Pain Relief
Your pediatric chiropractor can skillfully help resolve the biomechanical imbalances (spinal subluxations) that may aggravate growing pain issues, without painkillers that can have unwanted side effects on children. Regular visits to help your kid’s spine stay in good alignment can optimize the nervous system’s ability to control and direct continuing growth and development. Our chiropractor has helped many children get relief from growing pains. We can also advise parents on ways to improve rest, nutrition and other lifestyle factors that might reduce growing pains and provide long-term relief.
See the Pediatric Chiropractor in Wheat Ridge, Lakewood, and Edgewater Kids Count On
Regular pediatric chiropractic care can resolve growing pains very successfully, helping kids grow, develop, sleep and play comfortably. Schedule an appointment today with our Wheat Ridge pediatric chiropractor if you live here or in Lakewood or Edgewater: 303.238.6500.