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Growing Pains? Chiropractic can Help! | Cultivate Chiropractic

Growing pains can be a frustrating road bump for you and your child. But what if there was a gentle, non-invasive way to help alleviate this discomfort? Enter chiropractic care!

Growing pains? Chiropractic can help!

As children grow, they experience a variety of changes, both physically and emotionally. One common issue many parents encounter is growing pains, typically characterized by achiness in the muscles of the legs. These pains often strike in the late afternoon and evening and can lead to some rough nights. But what if there was a gentle, non-invasive way to help alleviate this discomfort? Enter chiropractic care.

What Are Growing Pains?

Growing pains are a common ailment affecting about 25% to 40% of children, usually between the ages of 3 and 12. The exact cause of growing pains isn't entirely understood, but they are generally thought to be linked to the physical activity levels and growth spurts typical in this age group. These pains are often felt in the muscles, rather than the joints, and are usually more pronounced in the legs.

How Can Chiropractic Care Help?

If you thought chiropractic care was just for adults, think again. Chiropractic care is a holistic approach to your whole family’s wellness, and Dr. Chelsie is a proud member of the ICPA. She has taken 200+ hours in addition to her chiropractic education to gain the knowledge and experience required to care for patients from the prenatal stage through childhood.

We love chiropractic care as an option for kids because it is a holistic approach that focuses on the relationship between the body’s structure—primarily the spine—and its functioning. For children experiencing growing pains, chiropractors can offer several benefits:

1. Alignment and balance

As children grow, their bones lengthen, and sometimes this rapid growth can lead to misalignments in their musculoskeletal system. We use gentle adjustments to help align the spine and other joints, promoting better balance and function. This alignment alleviates stress on muscles and ligaments, reducing the pain associated with growth.

2. Improved Circulation

Chiropractic adjustments can enhance blood flow and circulation. Improved circulation helps in delivering essential nutrients and oxygen to growing tissues, aiding in faster recovery and reducing muscle cramps and aches.

3. Nervous System Support

The spine houses the nervous system, which controls every function in the body. By ensuring the spine is properly aligned, we help the nervous system function properly. This support can help the body manage pain more effectively and promote overall well-being.

4. Non-Invasive and Drug-Free

One of the most significant advantages of chiropractic care is that it’s a non-invasive, drug-free approach. This is especially important for children, as it avoids the potential side effects associated with medication.

What to Expect During a Chiropractic Visit

If you’re considering chiropractic care for your child, it’s natural to have questions about what to expect. Here’s a brief overview:

Initial Consultation

We will start with a comprehensive evaluation which includes a neuro-spinal assessment. This step helps identify any underlying issues contributing to your child’s growing pains.

Gentle Adjustments

Chiropractic adjustments for children are incredibly gentle. The techniques used are specifically designed for young bodies and involve light pressure to correct any misalignments.

Personalized Care

Each child is unique, and so is their treatment plan. We tailor our approach based on your child’s specific needs and symptoms.

Supporting Growing Pains Holistically

In addition to chiropractic care, there are other strategies you can use to help manage your child’s growing pains:

●      Regular Exercise: Encourage regular, moderate exercise to strengthen muscles and promote overall physical health.

●      Stretching: Simple stretching exercises can help alleviate muscle tightness and reduce pain.

●      Warm Baths: A warm bath before bed can relax muscles and ease discomfort.

●      Balanced Diet: Ensure your child has a balanced diet rich in essential nutrients to support their growth and development.

Chiropractic care offers a promising approach to managing growing pains in children. By focusing on spinal alignment, improving circulation, and supporting the nervous system, chiropractic adjustments can help reduce the discomfort associated with growth spurts.

Moreover, as a non-invasive and drug-free method, it provides a safe alternative for young patients. If you’re interested in learning more about how chiropractic care could benefit your child, we would love to chat!

You can give us a call at 402-372-0166 or schedule an appointment here. Visit us at to learn more.


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