Here are some of the questions that can help you see if your child needs to come to the chiropractor:
- Does their posture look not so good?
- Is my child complaining of headaches?
- Do they complain of soreness often?
- Is my child falling often or scraping knees often?
- Have they had an accident?
- Does my child play contact sports?
- Are they standing up straight?
- Do their feet look like they are turning in?
- Is there head tipping to one side?
- Are they waking up complaining of "growing pains"?
- Are they looking down at a tablet for more than 20 minutes?
- Are they home schooling and sitting down for extended periods?
- Are their knees knocking?
- Are they waking up often?
- Are they more irritable than normal?
Why Chiropractic Care for Children
Children may experience trauma at birth that affects their body. Later childhood activities — like learning to walk, participating in sports or riding a bicycle — can also cause spinal health problems, or make them worse.
Even injuries that appear to be minor — such as a fall off a bicycle — can damage other parts of the body, such as the pelvis, skull, spine and limbs. Our doctors are uniquely trained to identify problems in these areas.
We an also determine whether “growing pains” are signs of more severe health problems. Regular chiropractic care for children may be able to head off problems that many adults experience later in life.
Treating Childhood Conditions
One of the main types of chiropractic care for children is treating back and neck pain or other issues related to the spine. We can check children as young as newborns for problems, especially those related to the health of their spine.
When we work with children, the same highly skilled treatments that adults receive are given with a more gentle and soft precision. A hands-on, drug-free approach is important. Visits include a physical exam, diagnosis and treatment. In the case of children, we understand that care needs to be tailored and suitable to the age of the child. Dr. Jeff and Dr. Rebecca have been adjusting children for over fifteen years and have four children together! Dr. Crystal has two kids of her own and has gone through pregnancy and childbirth while having chiropractic adjustments, so she knows first hand how to help you and your family.
Children who already have a regular pediatrician — who provides medications and treats serious illnesses — can also benefit from a pediatric chiropractor. Much of the work that chiropractors do with children is preventative wellness care, such as helping their spine stay healthy and strong as they grow.
Children can also benefit from regular chiropractic care. Injuries that children receive during their everyday lives and while playing sports can cause many symptoms that can be treated by chiropractors. This includes soreness, discomfort, stiffness or neck pain. The symptoms are something you should listen to and find out what is causing it.
Chiropractic is for all ages. Contact us at (519) 601-4325 to learn more about chiropractic care for your child. If you have any concerns or questions we welcome a free consultation to help see if care with us is right for you!