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4 Key Ways Chiropractic Care Benefits the Whole Family

Chiropractic Care

Written by Dr. Derek Larsen, DC

Dr. Derek Larsen, DC, founder of Happy Family Chiropractic, brings a wealth of experience and dedication to his practice. Born and raised on a small ranch in Northern California, Dr. Derek learned the value of hard work and determination early on. Throughout high school, he excelled in four sports: football, wrestling, swimming, and track. After high school, Dr. Derek served his community as a wildland firefighter, funding his initial undergraduate studies and a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His missionary work took him to Costa Rica, where he spent two years serving the local population. Upon returning, he completed his bachelor’s degree in biology at Brigham Young University Hawaii. During the summers, he worked as a fishing guide in Southeast Alaska, a place he fell in love with and decided to return to after completing his chiropractic education. Dr. Derek attended Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, California, where he discovered his passion for pediatric chiropractic care. He is actively pursuing certification from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) to better serve children of all ages. Dr. Derek's enthusiasm for working with kids stems from his belief that he will always retain a youthful spirit, no matter his age. Outside of his professional life, Dr. Derek is an avid outdoor enthusiast. He enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, rock climbing, backpacking, and scuba diving—any activity that allows him to immerse himself in nature. His loyal dog, Buckwheat, is always by his side on these adventures. With his diverse background, commitment to excellence, and genuine love for his community, Dr. Derek Larsen, DC, exemplifies the qualities of an exceptional chiropractor, dedicated to improving the health and well-being of families in Southeast Alaska.

Last Updated on July 17, 2024

Chiropractic care often gives us the mental image of bone troubles, making us think of them as those that treat issues arising out of old age. And while chiropractic care indeed has a lot to do with bones and bone health, it does not have an age restriction. 

In fact, participating in regular chiropractic care can improve the functioning of the entire body and is helpful for people of all ages, young to old. 

And who better to take along on this journey than your whole family? 

Taking up chiropractic care along with your family has more benefits than you can imagine!

Let’s see a few key ways chiropractic care benefits your entire family. 

Benefit #1- Speeds up the healing process: Many athletes opt for chiropractic adjustments to speed up their healing and quickly return to their sport. Since alternative health care does not involve any medications, patients are not going to experience the side effects of pharmaceuticals.

If your kids or family members happen to be sensitive to drugs and/or afraid of surgeries, you can approach a chiropractic clinic for help with any minor injuries they might have sustained. 

If your older parents need relief from severe aches and pains, alternative back pain care can be especially helpful for them.

Benefit #2- Reduces Possibility of Injury: Prevention is better than cure. Chiropractic adjustments free up the spine and muscles, giving your entire family a well-adjusted and aligned spine, unrestricted neck muscles, and looser joints. 

Chiropractic adjustments can also help young people in your family avoid sports injuries and/or headaches from constant sitting. They can also help the older members get relief from their backaches, tension headaches, and other injuries. 

Chiropractic care can also come in handy during pregnancy as the mother’s weight increases, and all the pressure falls is borne by her spine. 

Alternative care professionals can help by carefully adjusting their spine without harming the child or the mother.

Benefit #3- Improves Flexibility: The spine is closely related to our brain, and chiropractic care directly utilizes this connection. Through specific spinal adjustments, the brain nerves are stimulated, facilitating a deeper connection between the brain and the rest of the body. The neck can feel more loose, the spine more aligned, and the muscles are stretched out nicely. Over time all these lead to improved flexibility. This is also the primary reason many athletes choose to undergo chiropractic care. Being limber further results in quicker movements, reduced injuries, minimized sprains and strains, and better overall physical performance. Your alternative health care professional will also suggest some light exercises to you and your whole family. These exercises, when paired with regular chiropractic adjustments, can prove very fruitful to all the members’ health. 

Benefit #4- Improves Focus: Your kids not only want to excel in their academics but also bring their A-game on the court while participating in sports and extracurricular activities. 

You and your partner might wish to balance your personal and professional life perfectly while managing the household duties and making time for your health and fitness. 

And your elderly parents might want to be the best support system for you and your kids to fall back on during tough times. 

We all want to excel at what we do, but unfortunately, life gets in the way. We age, and our bodies slow down the vital functions that prevent us from giving our best. 

However, chiropractic care can keep you healthier, pain-free, and focused on your goals effortlessly through regular adjustments, exercises, and healthy lifestyle habits. 

About Happy Family Chiropractic-

Keep your family healthy and fit by choosing alternative health care methods for a better life with our chiropractor clinic in Juneau. Do visit us at Happy Family Chiropractic for services like chiropractic re-adjustments, physical examinations, and re-evaluation exams by our trained, expert professionals. 

Get your free consultation or book your appointment now! Call us on (907) 531-7604 or email us for more details.

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Dr. Derek Larsen, DC Chiropractor
Dr. Derek Larsen, DC, founder of Happy Family Chiropractic, brings a wealth of experience and dedication to his practice. Born and raised on a small ranch in Northern California, Dr. Derek learned the value of hard work and determination early on. Throughout high school, he excelled in four sports: football, wrestling, swimming, and track. After high school, Dr. Derek served his community as a wildland firefighter, funding his initial undergraduate studies and a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His missionary work took him to Costa Rica, where he spent two years serving the local population. Upon returning, he completed his bachelor’s degree in biology at Brigham Young University Hawaii. During the summers, he worked as a fishing guide in Southeast Alaska, a place he fell in love with and decided to return to after completing his chiropractic education. Dr. Derek attended Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, California, where he discovered his passion for pediatric chiropractic care. He is actively pursuing certification from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) to better serve children of all ages. Dr. Derek's enthusiasm for working with kids stems from his belief that he will always retain a youthful spirit, no matter his age. Outside of his professional life, Dr. Derek is an avid outdoor enthusiast. He enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, rock climbing, backpacking, and scuba diving—any activity that allows him to immerse himself in nature. His loyal dog, Buckwheat, is always by his side on these adventures. With his diverse background, commitment to excellence, and genuine love for his community, Dr. Derek Larsen, DC, exemplifies the qualities of an exceptional chiropractor, dedicated to improving the health and well-being of families in Southeast Alaska.

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