Chiropractic therapy is a safe method through which many pediatric patients can benefit. The fact is, majority of the chronic ailments seen in adults originate from childhood traumas or repetitive activities. Pediatric chiropractic care focuses on the long-term health benefits along with immediate problems.
Pediatric Chiropractic for Sports Injuries
Our society is filled with competitive boys and girls. There are many children who participate in various team and individual sports such as football, soccer, softball, tennis, baseball, basketball, gymnastics, equestrian activities etc. All these sports activities can result in sprains and strains and this is where chiropractic care can be beneficial. The main focus is relieving pressure on the central nervous system so that the body can heal faster. Chiropractic care also focuses on the balance and wellness of the complete body. This is vital, as the body naturally protects and compensates for any injury by bearing extra weight on the uninjured areas. So if the right ankle is sprained, then it may result in more damage to the left knee and hip and makes these regions more prone to new injuries. A pediatric chiropractic care plan, along with treating the injury, also supervises the balance of the entire body.
Pediatric Chiropractic for Repetitive Activities
Repetitive activities such as sports, ballet, music lessons and video games causes strain on the kids as in all these activities, children have to practice a lot. Repetitive movements affect the spine and the complete alignment of the body, especially if the children are not adopting correct posture for these activities. Pediatric chiropractic helps in attaining and maintaining the right posture for children in their various activities.
Pediatric Chiropractic for Scoliosis
This is a condition where there is curvature of the spine. It is often detected during childhood. Scoliosis which is mild to moderate can be successfully treated by a chiropractor. Spinal adjustments along with focused physical therapy can do wonders to improve a child's posture and balance and also helps in preventing chronic pain and future injuries.
Pediatric Chiropractic Care for Infants
Chiropractic care also benefits the infants from newborn to all the developmental milestones of the initial years. Chiropractic care can be started after the baby starts holding up his/her head and go through all the milestones such as sitting, crawling, standing and walking. Chiropractic therapy also helps in various problems occurring after birth such as torticollis (twisted neck), underdevelopment of one arm (Erb's Palsy), inversion of the foot and unbalanced symmetry. Other problems such as indigestion and sleep disorders in the infants can also be benefitted or prevented with appropriate early chiropractic therapy.
Pediatric chiropractors can treat children from their infant days and throughout their childhood to their adult years. Pediatric chiropractic care is affordable, beneficial and also practical for today's parents.