From the moment they’re born, children can benefit from chiropractic care.
It’s a common misconception that kids are free from muscle aches and skeletal issues just because they’re young, but if you think about how active children are, chiropractic for kids makes a lot of sense.
Chiropractic care, whether for adults or children, is always tailored to the individual. So while we can’t tell you what your exact treatment plan will look like, we can tell you that we use different techniques for children than we do on adults.
We take into consideration the fact that babies and children are still growing. Their bones are not as strong as an adult’s and therefore require less force for spinal adjustments.
Instead of force used by hands, oftentimes a chiropractor will use gentle pressure with their fingers or even a non-invasive instrument adjustment that does not “pop” any joints. Drs. McClure and Gunnar at Lakes Chiropractic and Wellness have decades of experience with children and will treat your children like their own.
Infant’s bones are soft and pliable, but if you think about how cramped up they are in the uterus, you can see where gentle adjustments after birth can help with breastfeeding, colic, and ear infections.
When the spine is aligned, it helps all of the other systems in the body. This is backed by numerous studies performed over the past few decades.
Pediatric chiropractic care for toddlers is essential to their overall health.
Because toddlers are learning at such a fast pace and trying all sorts of new things, they tend to take some spills along the way. Even the smallest of bumps when they fall can cause minor misalignments that need attention.
Toddlers are also notoriously bad sleepers. Proper alignment can alleviate issues with the nervous system, therefore aiding in a good night’s rest.
The benefits of chiropractic care extend to older children as well.
As children age, they go through growth spurts. These growth spurts can cause growing pains which can be incredibly uncomfortable. These pains tend to come on at night which means your school-aged child will experience a lack of sleep (and their parents will too).
Older children are also usually active in extracurricular activities which unfortunately lead to injuries.
Spinal manipulation not only decreases the incidence of injuries and pain, but if your child happens to have chronic pain or experiences an acute injury, chiropractic care can help with that too.
Chiropractic care for kids is just another form of health care. It is generally regarded as a non-invasive and natural form of treatment.
Instead of prescription medications or invasive diagnostics, chiropractic treatment will look at your child’s body as a whole and aim to relieve any health issues they may be facing.
At Lakes Chiropractic & Wellness, we take your child’s health and well-being seriously. When you walk in our doors, you are family. And we take care of our family.
Our goal is not to make the most money off of you, but to come up with a treatment plan that is safe, effective, and efficient. You probably won’t need to come in three days a week for the next two years like a lot of other chiropractic offices in the area will ask of you.
We want your child to feel better so that they can focus on what they do best–being a kid!
If your child is complaining about ongoing pain or has had a recent injury, we can help. If your child is nervous, here is a good resource for preparing them for an appointment with a chiropractor.
Contact us today for an appointment.