What is Pediatric Chiropractic Care?
Understandably, a visit to a chiropractor’s office is thought of as an adult thing. However, children face issues from the time they are in the womb until they are fully grown that can benefit from chiropractic care. At Bearor Family Chiropractic in Roswell, chiropractic care for children is focused on the needs of the little ones with a gentler approach than those taken with adults and it can provide a lifetime of benefits.
How Can a Pediatric Chiropractor Help My Child?
During pregnancy, a child’s spine begins to grow in the womb. Some babies face potential issues at this time that can result in unnatural birth positions, such as breech. As the baby moves through the birth canal, whether it is in a natural or unnatural position, the spine faces stress that can lead to problems with the nervous system.
The potential stress does not stop there. As children grow, they experience falls when they are learning to walk, playing on the playground at school, being active in sports, and more. Sometimes these are harmless falls that cause no long term effects, but others can damage the spine in ways that you may not notice. Regular visits to a family practice chiropractor can help pinpoint and treat any issues before they have a chance to cause any long term effects.
Is Chiropractic Care for Children Safe?
In short, the answer is yes. A pediatric chiropractor is trained to examine children and provide effective yet gentle adjustments to the troubled area of the spine or cranium. The chiropractor will always take the time to assess the situation thoroughly before making any actual adjustments. It is always a good idea for both children and adults to speak to your doctor before any new treatments.
Signs of Spinal or Nervous System Issues
As with any medical trouble, the symptoms can present differently among people. These are just a few of the signs that your child could probably benefit from a trip to the chiropractor:
- There were issues during birth or even while breastfeeding.
- One shoulder or side of the body is higher than the other.
- They have faced an injury from falling off their bed or trauma during contact sports.
- They do not sleep restfully, wet the bed, or experience constant constipation.
- There are recurring ear infections, colds, sore throats, or headaches.
- They suffer from asthma, ADHD, scoliosis, or reflux.
These conditions might be due to medical problems, but they might also be due to injuries to the spine or nervous system.
Make an Appointment with Your Roswell Pediatric Chiropractor
If your child has dealt with or is currently dealing with any of these issues, have your child treated at our family practice. Call Bearor Family Chiropractic in Roswell at (678) 585-9956 for an appointment today.