Reasons to Bring Children to a Chiropractor

Posted on: January 16, 2018

We recommend bringing your child to a chiropractor if they are in an accident or are complaining of headaches, back or neck pain. Most people do not think of bringing their child in for chiropractic care because it is a treatment that people assume is only for adults. However, there are several benefits that children can receive by visiting our clinic for help.

Chiropractic care can do the following:

  • Bring the spine into alignment
  • Alleviate muscle tension and pain
  • Reduce or eliminate headaches
  • Improve a child's overall well-being

Reasons children visit our clinic

We find that children visit our clinic for many of the same reasons that their parents do. For example, someone suffering from low back pain may automatically think of visiting a chiropractor. However, there are other reasons to visit our clinic that include:

  • Being in a vehicle accident, including an accident on a school bus or with the parent
  • Being in a boating accident
  • Becoming injured while playing sports, playing on the playground, skiing, skateboarding, etc.
  • Feeling generally unwell
  • Suffering from growing pains or discomfort as a result of growing
  • Struggling with regular headaches
  • Sinus problems
  • Intestinal problems
  • Slipping and falling
  • Spraining or straining a muscle

These are just a few of the reasons that children should visit our clinic regardless of what brings yours in, we are happy to help.

A safer treatment solution

Since chiropractic care is noninvasive, it can actually be safer than some of the alternative therapies and treatments that children can choose from. For example, giving a child constant medication to treat something like growing pains may not be the best solution.

While effective, taking pain medication too frequently can lead to dependency issues that no parent wants for their child. Additionally, chiropractic care can be an alternative if a child is suffering from severe pain.

How it works

When a parent brings their child in to see our chiropractor, we start by having a discussion and getting to know the child. It is important for us to create a warm, welcoming and comfortable environment for children to receive care in. This means that we take a personal approach rather than rushing immediately into treatment.

Next, we will conduct an examination to determine if the spline is in alignment. We may also use imaging to get a better idea of what is taking place. Then we can come up with a treatment plan that will most likely include touch therapy, specific stretches or exercises, and potentially – massage.

With touch therapy, a chiropractor feels the spine through a patient's clothes and then uses specific techniques to carefully adjust the spine and move it back into the correct position or alignment. This may be somewhat startling at first but will not cause a child any pain. By telling them what to expect they may not even be startled by it.

Learn more about visiting a chiropractor

To discover more about how we can help you or your child to have better health, call and schedule an appointment today.