It's Never Too Young To Start
Infant and Child Chiropractic
Pediatric chiropractic care is a safe, natural alternative health care option for infants, children and teenagers. Whether your child is suffering from a common childhood condition or you want to start them on a path of wellness, it is never to early or late to begin pediatric chiropractic care. Children grow and change frequently during their childhoods and it is important to keep them on a healthy track.
Pediatric chiropractic care is useful for a variety of childhood conditions including: earaches, headaches, sinus problems, colic, allergies, asthma, ADD, persistent crying, constipation, bed wetting, and growing pains. In addition to treating a variety of infant and childhood conditions pediatric chiropractic is helpful in preventing those same conditions and symptoms. Chiropractors believe that it is important to take preventive measures to ensure proper childhood growth and development and pediatric chiropractic is a great natural preventative wellness option.
Chiropractors alter their adjusting techniques depending on the age of the infant or child to make sure that they use the least amount of force necessary. Many children’s and infants' spines are still undergoing the developmental process and are supple so chiropractors use only the amount of force or pressure necessary. When adjusting an infant a chiropractor uses minimal force by applying only slight pressure over the bone that needs to be adjusted. As a child ages and their spine continues to grow a chiropractor may add a gentle push to their pressure to achieve the desired adjustment. Pediatric chiropractic care is safe for newborns through late teenagers because chiropractors take special care to use only the force necessary for the age of the patient. Your chiropractor may also use a low force instrument to adjust your infant or child.
When your child first begins care his or her chiropractor will try to uncover the root cause of your child’s problem and then will develop a plan of care to help correct that problem. Through the detection and correction of spinal subluxations, or misalignments, your child’s chiropractor will work toward helping your child obtain their optimum health level. Chiropractors are trained to look for spinal misalignments which are often times the cause of a patient’s problems and symptoms. When spinal bones become subluxated, or misaligned, that puts pressure on the surrounding nerves and tissues which causes pain, organ imbalances, muscle imbalances and other root causes that cause patient’s symptoms.
Not only does pediatric chiropractic help treat many childhood problems it also helps your child perform better on the field and in the classroom. Chiropractic care aims to maintain proper spinal alignment which in return allows your nervous system to function at its highest level. When your child’s nervous system is functioning at its highest level they are able to perform their best in the classroom and on the field.
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