Pediatric Chiropractic Care
Surprisingly, the first stress placed on a child’s spinal column is during the birthing process. Equally surprising is the fact that 26 percent of children surveyed at school reported a history of back pain. A child’s spine is frequently subjected to repeated forces in the process of learning to walk, as well as a multitude of childhood mishaps, sports related injuries, and postural strains. Many adults that come to a chiropractor’s office show evidence of childhood injuries to their spines that are a contributing factor for their pain today. This is why it is important to have your child’s spine checked regularly for any signs of spinal imbalances or misalignments by a pediatric chiropractor.
Fortunately, pediatric chiropractic care has had many positive results in treating some very common childhood maladies. Problems, such as colic, headaches, ear infections, scoliosis, asthma, bed wetting, and even some cases of behavioral problems, have been successfully treated with chiropractic care. In fact, a recent study showed that children under pediatric chiropractic care suffered from fewer ear infections than those whose parents sought medical care alone.
Are chiropractic adjustments safe for children?
Absolutely! Because a child’s skeletal system is still developing, there is a great deal of elasticity within the joints. Light pressure is usually all that is needed to adjust a child’s spine. So the next time you come to our family chiropractic office, bring your children. The few minutes you invest in your child’s spinal checkup may save them from needless suffering now and in the future.
10 Most Common Reasons Children Visit a Chiropractor:
- Neck Pain
- Upper Respiratory Infection
- Low Back Pain
- Enuresis (bed wetting)
- Thoracic Pain