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Raising Happy Healthy Children

Jul 22, 2011 05:42PM ● By Dr. Haig John

Summertime is when children enjoy running, jumping, sporting activities and the outdoors. Parents are often concerned about falls and small accidents children incur from playing too hard, or the bad posture impacts from sitting for long periods playing video games or watching TV. Keeping a child’s body strong to handle stresses and traumas can help them reap many benefits as they grow.

Just like brushing your teeth when you are young to maintain a healthy smile, keeping a healthy back bone and spinal cord when we are young leads to a healthier future. The effects of childhood stresses and traumas can manifest later in life in many different ways that affect quality of life such as headaches, heart disease, and back ache.

Gentle chiropractic care for children is recommended by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) to offer a solid foundation for wellness. Early care can prevent lasting pains and aches after a fun day of exuberant play. Taking care of your child’s back-bone and spinal cord is a preventative approach to avoid health issues and complications in their adulthood.

Dr. Haig John at Your Family Chiropractor is located in historic downtown Melbourne at 2100 Waverly Place. For information call 321-722-5846 or visit For additional details on chiropractic care for children visit and for peer reviewed articles and information

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