Parents and Chiropractic Care for Children
By Debra Rodzinak
If a parent has never been to a chiropractor, they may have many questions before they begin chiropractic care for their child. Many chiropractors report that parents often have the same questions pertaining to chiropractic and children.
Children often do not realize that their bodies are fragile. Therefore, they are susceptible to spinal trauma from many activities and events during their childhood. Pressure on the spinal nerves from microtraumas and subluxations can occur and decrease the child’s ability to function normally. Even if there are no immediate symptoms, injury to the nervous system can show up years later and cause damaging effects.
As soon as a child is born, a chiropractor can check for damage from the birthing process. An infant can suffer trauma during the birthing process. Studies have shown that issues such as ear infections, colic, or asthma may have spinal subluxations that hinders their nervous system from functioning properly. Detecting and then correcting this problem early can prevent a domino effect of problems that can build up over time and lead to a lifetime of problems.
Does It Hurt?
No. Chiropractors are highly trained experts who specialize in using gentle techniques on people of all ages. On very young children, adjustments can be a simple finger touch. In fact, if a child is in pain before a chiropractic visit, many times, the realignment of the spinal column brings instant relief.
At The Joint Chiropractic, the expert doctors work with parents and children to discuss any questions they may have concerning their child’s treatments. Discussion of individual needs is vital to properly developing a treatment plan. No drugs or surgery is ever used to bring overall health and wellness to children or adults. Only natural methods are used to bring pain relief and better functioning.
Depending on the problems presented, the number of treatments will vary. Since no two patients are alike, the number of treatments will depend on the specific issues a child has with their spine and nervous system.
At The Joint Chiropractic, parents and children are treated to an expert staff that will answer any and all questions pertaining to their child’s overall health and wellness. With no pesky insurance forms to fill out or appointment times to remember, setting your child up to a lifetime of overall health and wellness is easy and stress-free. Walk-in to The Joint Chiropractic today and discuss your questions with one of its highly qualified doctors of chiropractic.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.