The teenage years are a time of metamorphosis and change. The teenage body is rapidly growing out of its childlike phase and becoming the adult they were intended to be. This shift, known as puberty, though a natural process we all go through, can be tough on the body and mind. Chiropractic visits have been shown to help ease and guide the transition.
While everyone grows, not everyone experiences what is known as growing pains. It depends on a number of factors including the rate of expansion, genetic predisposition, and ultimate hight that they may grow to reach.
Growing pains are literally what they are named. Your body grows and it can be painful.
Aching legs (especially at night), throbbing shins, calves, and joints are common. While many cases of growing pains are exactly that, they are sometimes also confused with overactivity during the days (if your kids play sports) and it can be linked with restless leg syndrome at night.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help with Growing Pains
Chiropractic care is a great way to manage and help to relieve pain as well as the swelling pain caused by growing pains. Regularly scheduled chiropractic care provides a safe, non-invasive, non-addictive alternative to prescription medications or over-the-counter pain medications which are commonly recommended to patients.
What Chiropractic does is reduce joint motion restrictions and or misalignments in the spine and other joints in the body. This is done to help reduce inflammation, improving the function of the affected joints and the nervous system. This allows the body to more effectively manage growing pains. Leaving you with less physical distress.
The Benefits Your Teen May Feel From Chiropractic Care
- Relief from joint discomfort and pain
- Improved joint motion and range of flexibility
- Better coordination
- Improved flexibility
- Less inflammation
- An overall better sense of wellbeing
Wondering if chiropractic care is right for your teen’s condition? Dr. Jason Kaster, D.C. will perform a consultation, examination and if necessary, refer you out for diagnostic imaging such as x-ray or MRI.
Based on the findings of the chiropractic exam and consultation, Dr. Kaster may elect to co-treat your child’s growing pains with other healthcare professionals including massage therapists, physical therapists or other primary care physicians.
Give the office a call today to schedule. 239-332-2555.
Chiropractor | Nutritionist in Ft Myers, FL.
Chiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent it as soon as possible?
Dr. Jason B. Kaster, a chiropractor, and nutritionist in Fort Myers can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.