Chiropractors have been caring for children for more than 100 years.  In addition to pain or sports injuries, many other common childhood ailments (see below) respond to this safe and natural form of health care.  Remember, the goal of chiropractic care is to free the nerve activity so that your body can heal itself.  This is why more and more parents are seeking chiropractic care for their children.

Does My Child Need Chiropractic Care?

Bottom line is everybody should be checked.  A child encounters many physical stresses during their growing years problems in their spine can occur during any point in their growth. The earliest challenge that the spine faces is during fetal positions while growing in the uterus that may cause the baby’s spine to be jammed and start to misalign.  The more difficult the labor, the more likely of creating subluxation (misalignment) in the child.  The birth process itself can create tremendous pressure on a baby’s neck, back, and shoulders as it traverses the birth canal.

The cause of many common complaints such as colic, reflux, asthma, sleep disturbances, chronic infections, frequent headaches, and more can often be traced back to nervous system irritation caused by subluxations. Is it no wonder that many parents elect to have their newborn’s spine checked right after birth since spinal trauma can occur at, or prior to birth.

Physical stresses and developmental milestones such as holding up the head, sitting up, crawling and walking are activities that are affected by spinal alignment and nerve flow so it is very important to have your child checked by a chiropractor. Additionally, playground bumps and falls, heavy school bags, and sitting all day are all physical stressors to the child’s growing spine and nervous system.

What Will Chiropractic Care Involve?

First, we get a good understanding of your child’s health history and any complaints or symptoms that they may have had.  Second, we will do a complete physical examination of the child’s spine and/or extremity.  We are highly trained to evaluate spinal problems and will use gentle and specific skills to find and adjust any involved areas.  We have low force instruments like an Activator or an ArthroStim which are usually painless.  Most childrn enjoy their adjustments and look forward to their next visit.

Having regular chiropractic checkups for your child can help identify potential spinal dysfunction and adjustments before it can take root and be chronic.  Additionally it keeps the nerve flow to all your child’s organs healthy.

We also offer corrective exercises, lifestyle advice, physiotherapy, auto injury care, sports injury care  and much more to ensure that not only your child but your whole family can feel better fast and stay healthy (not just pain-free) over the long run!

Contact Us today at (503) 397-4000 and start feeling better.

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