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Is Your Child Having Growing Pains? Give These 5 Tips a Try

family with two daughters smilingWhile growing is a natural part of life for every child, it doesn’t have to be painful—yet for so many, it is.

Growing pains are experienced by children around the world. While the medical community is still split on what the actual cause of the pain is, there are some factors that may predispose children to experiencing them, including:

  • Genetics
  • How quickly they’re growing
  • Height potential

At Van Every Family Chiropractic Center, we welcome kids of all ages who’d like to try chiropractic care for their growing pains—but that’s not the only natural thing you can try if your child is currently dealing with frequent body aches.

1. Decrease dairy consumption. Dairy can cause inflammation in the body. Inflammation can lead to more pain during already achey growing pain flareups.

2. Make sure your child stays hydrated. This can help reduce muscle cramping anad maintain electrolyte balance.

3. Draw them a calming bath. Throw in some epson salt before bed aas well as lavender essential oil to calm the muscles.

4. Consider a daily vitamin D supplement, which can aid in the development of healthy bones, especially is your child is deficient.

5. Massage the legs and low back to soothe cramped or tense muscles.

How Chiropractic Can Help

Your nervous system controls absolutely everything in your body- cells, organs and more. However, these nerves are housed in the spinal column with all of the nerve roots exiting between your vertebrae. While this is designed to be a safe place to house the nervous system, physical, chemical and even emotional stress can cause an overload on the system, meaning that signals get confused and pain from various sources can result.

With your child, we’ll look to the pelvis, hips and legs to make sure everything is well aligned, which may help them experience less aches as their system is balanced and functioning to the best of its ability, ready to accommodate their growth spurts.

Need an Adjustment? Contact Us

If you don’t have a chiropractor, we would love to be your family chiropractor. We specialize in working with families. Our technique involves no cracking, popping or snapping. Just a very gentle tapping that both kids and adults love.

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