Childhood is a time when the body is developing, and any poor habits may cause problems well into adulthood. Even the birthing process can affect the musculoskeletal system and nerves in ways that are undetectable in childhood, yet evident in adulthood. Pediatric chiropractic care ensures that your child’s musculoskeletal and nervous systems interact properly.

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What is Pediatric Chiropractic Care?

Irritation and impediment of the nerves have been connected to many medical conditions that affect children and adults. Children are also susceptible to developing musculoskeletal problems as their bones, muscles, joints and connective tissues continue to grow. Pediatric chiropractic care includes routine evaluations of your child’s spine and correcting problems that impact the nerves of the body. The nerves are important because they help with body mechanics, organ function, posture and much more. Nerve problems, such as pain and numbness, may cause your child to compensate with body mechanics. Because the bones are still developing, this may cause an abnormal bone structure. This may, in turn, place strain on muscles, joints and connective tissues. Musculoskeletal issues may also affect the nerves that are responsible for organ function, and this can lay a foundation for chronic conditions later in life.

How Do I Know If My Child Needs Chiropractic Treatment?

Many parents come to us after their child experiences an injury or another type of trauma, but we recommend that your child be evaluated by a chiropractor as part of routine care. If we detect an issue with your child’s musculoskeletal and nervous systems, treatments may help with:

  • Poor sleep habits
  • Diminished immune function
  • Fussiness, low energy and other behavior issues

When Can My Child Start Chiropractic Care?

Our pediatric chiropractic services are recommended for children of all ages, from infancy to adolescence. We specialize in techniques for each stage of development, as well as any issues that are unique to your child.

How Should I Prepare My Child for Pediatric Chiropractic Treatment?

The best way to prepare your child for pediatric chiropractic care is to schedule a consultation. This allows your child to meet with us and become accustomed to the surroundings and techniques.

What Should I Expect from Pediatric Chiropractic Care?

Our approach to pediatric chiropractic care is to provide your child with an enjoyable and beneficial experience. We pay special attention to how your child responds to the treatment, and we adjust as needed. Infants tend to be more relaxed during the treatments, but toddlers and older children may require shorter, more frequent appointments until they are comfortable. Some children are tired and sore after the appointment.

At-home care is paramount to the outcomes of pediatric chiropractic care. We will recommend ways that you can improve your child’s musculoskeletal development and body mechanics. Stretches and exercises are also beneficial, and we encourage you to participate with your child. You will also need to monitor your child for any changes that may indicate problems that need to be treated with our pediatric services. The signs can be subtle, so we work closely with parents and are always available to answer questions.

Pediatric chiropractic care gives your child an advantage later in life. Treatments can alleviate early problems and prevent issues in adulthood. To learn more about our pediatric chiropractic care, contact us today to schedule a personal consultation.