PEDIATRIC CHIROPRACTIC SERVICES
It is common for adults to seek out chiropractic care for a wide range of physical issues, such as neck pain, headaches and/or back pain. However, many people don't think about taking their child needing pediatric chiropractor services. Just like adults, kids can also have a spinal misalignment or other mechanical imbalances that can cause an irritation to the nervous system. Our staff at Elkhart Chiropractors understand that spinal misalignment can occur at any time during childhood development and the importance of early treatment for spinal problems.
Pediatric Chiropractic Safety:
Taking your child to a chiropractor can be extremely beneficial for the health, but it is important to take the child to a reputable chiropractor that has pediatric experience. When you first arrive at your chiropractor appointment with us, you will be given a pediatric chiropractic intake form. We here at Elkhart Chiropractors take pride in providing your child the best and most comprehensive care, so we use the intake form to identify any stresses and/or spinal problems your child may be having as a result of misalignment. Your child will be give a physical examination to assess their spinal health, function and alignment. If any imbalances or misalignment are detected, our primary chiropractor will talk with you further about a recommended course of care.
Reasons to Have a Child's Spine Evaluated:
There are several reasons why your child may be experiencing problems with misalignment. Some of the most common reasons for misalignment in children include:*Birth trauma, such as injury to the neck or head during a difficult birth that required the use of suction or forceps.*Developmental milestones. Children experience a variety of milestones, such as crawling, standing and walking, during which time their body has to adapt to various stresses bought on by gravity. There is also a great deal of tumbles and falls during these times which may affect spinal alignment.*Falls and injuries. Children are going to fall and get injured, it is a part of growing up. Whether the fall is a minor incident or a serious trauma, it can have a significant effect on the development of their spine.*Backpacks are a serious problem for school aged children and their spine. The weight of a backpack can cause imbalance in developing spines and shifting of the spine.
Regardless of the age of your child, seeking chiropractic pediatric care for your child can provide a range of benefits throughout their childhood. Other than treating an injured spine, chiropractic care for children can be beneficial for a range of age related problems, such as colic or bedwetting. In many situations simply aligning the spine is a safe and effective way to help your child overcome a wide variety of childhood problems, without the use of medications. The staff of Elkhart Chiropractors understands the concerns you may have with your child's back and spine problems, so we will explain the problems your child may be facing in detail as well as provide you with a number of recommendations for providing good spine health for your child.