During a child’s developmental years, they may encounter many physical stresses that result in problems with their spines. The health of your child a priority, which is why Kersenbrock Medical and Wellness offers pediatric chiropractic adjustments.
Why Would a Child Need a Chiropractic Adjustment?
Spinal trauma can occur at any time. Sometimes, it even happens prior to birth, which is why many parents choose to have their newborn’s spine examined.
Many developmental milestones such as learning to hold up the head, sitting upright, crawling and walking are all activities that are affected by spinal alignment. Because children are essentially learning how to move, their spines may require an adjustment.
Lastly, sports and playground injuries, heavy school bags and sitting all day in a classroom are all physical stresses to the growing child’s nervous system and spine.
While we might not think about it, our children’s spines are under constant stress. Between their daily activities and growing bodies, a pediatric chiropractic adjustment may be required occasionally.
What Does Pediatric Chiropractic Care Involve?
The first thing a chiropractor will do is to review your child’s medical history and complete a thorough physical examination of their spine.
The amount of “force” used is often no more than a finger touch. This is usually enough to restore mobility to spinal joints which have become locked and are causing interference to the normal nervous system function. Occasionally, the adjustments will make a ‘popping’ sound when the spinal joints are moved; however, this is not always heard when the child’s spine is being adjusted.
Does it Hurt?
In general, pediatric chiropractic care is painless, except in cases where the child has an actual injury. Overall, most parents report that their children enjoy their spinal adjustments and that they look forward to visiting Kersenbrock Medical and Wellness.
How Long Will it Take to See Results?
A child’s spine will often require only a few adjustments to restore to normal function. Children are lucky; they often respond much faster to chiropractic adjustments than adults do.
The actual number of adjustments will vary depending on many factors, such as the length of time the problem has been present, your child’s mobility, and and the presence of any injuries.
Are Pediatric Chiropractic Adjustments Safe?
Pediatric chiropractic care is one of the safest forms of health care available.
The risks of a child suffering notable injury from a spinal adjustment are extremely minimal. Chiropractors have been adjusting children’s spines for years and have an excellent safety record.
How Can I Tell if My Child Has Spinal Problems?
Unless a child has an obvious problem it can be difficult for a parent to recognize when their child’s spine is not working correctly. There are some signs which can indicate spinal problems. These may include:
- Disturbed sleeping patterns
- Difficulty breastfeeding young children
- Restricted head or neck movement to one side
- One shoulder higher than the other
Common Childhood Disorders Linked to Spinal Dysfunction Include:
- Recurrent ear infections
- Persistent sore throats and colds
- Bedwetting and/or constipation
- Growing pains
Make a Pediatric Chiropractic Appointment Today
Using the latest techniques, the welcoming and expert chiropractors at Kersenbrock Medical and Wellness put the health of your child first. We are proud to offer pediatric chiropractic adjustments to patients in Lake Mary and the surrounding Orlando communities.
To learn more about Pediatric Chiropractic Adjustments, or to make an appointment, call our office at (407) 732-6920