PEDIATRIC CHIROPRACTIC CARE
BENEFITS FOR LITTLE ONES
Chiropractic care for children has been shown to help correct the underlying cause of a variety of symptoms. Commonly treated ailments include:
A child’s nervous system is developing at an accelerated rate during the first several years of growth. The nervous system includes the brain, spinal cord, and all of the millions of nerves that serve every inch of your body and control overall functioning. Just as the bones need proper joint motion for optimal development, so do the nerves in order to communicate optimally. Chiropractic adjustments facilitate nervous system function, which contributes to the child’s overall health in a numerous ways.
The basic premise for chiropractic care is the same whether the patient is 80 years old or 8 minutes old. The active little bodies of children have distinct needs depending on their developmental stage. These needs require a highly specific, gentle approach that the doctors at Atlanta Chiropractic and Wellness Center can provide for growing kiddos. Generally speaking, children respond much faster to chiropractic care than adults because they are not carrying around years of use that adults tend to harbor.
There are certain abnormalities to watch for with children such as postural changes, only wanting to breast feed from one side, or running with a limp. Pain is not commonly the primary complaint for kids. Working to correct the proper mechanics of the body can often help to resolve many structural developmental conditions. The specific techniques used will vary depending on the needs of the individual child as well as their current stage of development.
ADOLESCENT PERFORMANCE CARE
At Atlanta Chiropractic and Wellness Center, we help athletes of all ages recover after sports injuries, and that certainly includes our growing youth! If your child is injured while enjoying the sport they love, it is crucial to provide them the assistance necessary for healing properly. We are here to help prevent their injury from becoming a chronic problem.
A single injury can change the way an athlete's body functions after healing if issues are left unresolved. Sports such as soccer, football, or lacrosse that often involve abrupt jolting motions will likely also benefit from a spinal adjustment to reduce pain and facilitate overall healing. A visit to the chiropractor after an injury may reduce the risk of further complications in the near future.
Chiropractic care can allow for a faster recovery as well as pain reduction to permit the athlete to continue training and competing whenever possible. Treatments are also combined with corrective exercises to speed up improvement and prevent future recurrence of the injury.