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Chiropractic Care for Teenagers in Belmar, NJ

Chiropractic Care for Teenagers | Pediatric Chiropractor in Belmar, NJ

Hello, everyone! I’m Dr. Jodi with Kinney Chiropractic. Today, I want to discuss the significance of adjusting teenagers, particularly during their crucial growth and development years between 12 and 19, especially for boys. I have Devin here, a patient who engages in activities like CrossFit and surfing, putting a lot of stress on his body and experiencing discomfort and pain. Teenagers undergo substantial physical changes, and it’s essential to ensure their spines grow healthy, strong, and properly aligned. Devin has been experiencing some neck pain, so today, I’ll be demonstrating an adjustment.

How We Evaluate Our Patients

Starting with a check of his leg length, I ensure symmetry. If there’s an imbalance, a simple adjustment helps level out the pelvis. Moving up, I perform a flexion-distraction technique, opening joint spaces and stretching growing spinal muscles. Next, Devin lies on his side for a gentle adjustment, promoting spinal alignment. The nerves connected to the neck influence various areas, from muscles and shoulders to the immune system and sinuses. I conclude with stretches to address tightness, emphasizing the importance of checking teenagers’ spines due to the modern challenges they face—excessive screen time, heavy backpacks, and sports activities. As a chiropractor, I find it crucial to support teenagers in maintaining healthy growth.

If you have a teenager, consider bringing them to Kinney Chiropractic for a checkup. Thanks for tuning in, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Kinney Chiropractic

At Kinney Chiropractic, we pride ourselves in really listening and getting to the root cause of why you are in pain and not living up to your true potential. We go above and beyond with a thorough exam and specialized digital X-rays so we can fully understand what’s causing your problem.

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