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Teens & Chiropractic Care

With puberty comes hormonal changes, a new self-consciousness, awkwardness, and a lack of coordination. A host of non-specific aches, pains, and muscle spasms appear. These "growing pains" may be common, but they are not normal. Uneven leg length, unbalanced hips, and other underlying spinal distortions often go unnoticed. We see the results later in adults with chronic, expensive, and hard-to-fix problems.

Aches and pains at any age are the signs that something isn't right. It's convenient to treat the symptoms with a couple of aspirin or other medication. But should you? Worse, what do you teach your child when you help her feel better by taking drugs? How will you explain the difference between a "good" drug and a "bad" drug? Virtually every drug has side effects. Will your child be the one to experience stomach bleeding, liver damage, or other side effects from popular over the counter pain relievers? Rather than dangerous symptom-treating, the chiropractic approach detects and helps correct the underlying cause. Without drugs.

Scoliosis

A common symptom during adolescence, especially in girls, is abnormal sideways curvature of the spine called a "scoliosis". Alert parents may notice that a higher shoulder or lower hip make clothing fit poorly. Back and leg pains may be present. A thorough chiropractic examination can help detect scoliosis in it's earliest stages. That way, corrective action can begin with a program of specific chiropractic adjustments. Adjustments help reduce subluxations and improve spinal structure and function. Muscles can strengthen. Posture can improve. Safe and natural chiropractic care has helped many young women avoid braces, surgery, and the psychological effects of this underlying deformity.