Why Chiropractic Care is Great for Young People

Chiropractic care has long been associated with adults seeking relief from chronic back pain and other musculoskeletal issues. To be fair, when most people mention the Chiropractor it is usually in the context of back pain – however, chiropractic is not just for older individuals or those who have experienced injuries. Chiropractic care can be highly beneficial for young people as well. This week, let’s explore why chiropractic care is a great option for the younger generation.


Chiropractic for all!

One of the best things about Chiropractic is that it truly is a suitable approach for people of all ages – right form babies through to those who have reached 100, Chiropractic can offer something for you. Nonetheless, most people do find the chiropractor, at least initially, when searching for solutions to neck, shoulder or back pain. It’s probably for this reason that chiropractic isn’t as well known amongst the younger generations – this is a real shame because Chiropractic…..


Promotes Proper Growth and Development

Young people, especially children and teenagers, are at a stage of rapid growth and development. Proper spinal alignment is crucial during these formative years. Misalignments, known as subluxations, can hinder healthy growth and lead to issues such as poor posture, uneven leg length, and discomfort. Chiropractic adjustments can help ensure that the spine develops correctly, reducing the risk of long-term problems.


Addresses Sports-Related Injuries

Young people are often active and engaged in sports and physical activities. While these activities are essential for physical fitness, they also come with a risk of injuries. Chiropractors are well-versed in diagnosing and treating sports-related injuries. Whether it’s a sprained ankle, tennis elbow, or the after-effects of a collision on the field of play, chiropractic care can aid in the recovery process, reduce pain, and enhance overall athletic performance.


Enhances Posture

With the increasing use of technology and hours spent in front of screens, poor posture is becoming a common issue among young people. In fact, it’s probably the main cause of musculoskeletal pain in younger people today. Chiropractic adjustments can help young individuals improve their posture by aligning the spine correctly and through coaching and targeted exercises it’s possible to help young people avoid developing a habitually poor posture as they grow older. By maintaining good posture, young people can reduce the risk of developing chronic pain and discomfort, even in a world where device usage is now a must.


Prevents Future Problems

Chiropractic care isn’t just about addressing existing issues; it’s also about prevention. By seeking chiropractic care early in life, young people can take positive steps towards preventing the development of chronic musculoskeletal conditions in the future. Regular adjustments can ensure that the spine and nervous system are functioning optimally, which promotes overall well-being and goes a long way to educating young people about the way their spine should work.


Helps to Reduces Stress and Anxiety

Young people today often face high levels of stress and anxiety due to academic pressures, social challenges, and other factors. By promoting a sense of relaxation and well-being, chiropractic care can help young people better manage the demands of their daily lives. To be clear, Chiropractic isn’t a treatment for mental health issues, but by addressing painful complaints and promoting a healthy relationship between physical and mental health it’s one of many tools which can help young people to develop mental resilience and a positive attitude to self-care.


Enhances Athletic Performance

For young athletes, chiropractic care can play a vital role in enhancing performance. This is true for Athletes of all ages (just check out how many of your favourite times now have a Chiropractor on staff) but in young people the benefits can be especially obvious. By ensuring proper spinal alignment, young athletes may experience improved agility, strength, and coordination during the critical phase when their bodies are still developing Chiropractors can work with young athletes to help them reach their full physical potential and, critically, minimize the risk of injuries which can adversely affect a future career.


Want to give Chiropractic a go?

While what we do has become synonymous with back pain relief, Chiropractic care is not just limited to older individuals or those suffering from chronic pain. It offers a wide range of benefits for young people, from promoting proper growth and development to addressing sports injuries, improving posture, preventing future problems, and supporting holistic wellness.

Chiropractic care is a natural and non-invasive approach to health that can help support young individuals lead active, healthy, and balanced lives. If you’re a young person or the parent of one, consider exploring the many advantages of chiropractic care as a proactive step toward better health and well-being! Don’t forget, at Complete Chiropractic we also offer a discount for Children, and Students – learn more here!


Blog by / October 22, 2023 / Blog

Dr. Paul Irvine is a doctor of chiropractic who graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of NSW and in 1996, attained his Master of Chiropractic degree from Macquarie University in Australia. He practised in North Sydney for 5 years before he left Australia to travel and practise in the UK. He joined Complete Chiropractic in 2003 (est 1999) and took over the clinic in 2007