When you walk into your chiropractor’s office you may find something in the waiting room that you did not expect. Children. Believe it or not, 17 percent of all chiropractic patients are under the age of 18, according to the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. While you may wonder why they need this type of care, they are more than likely receiving preventative care which sets them up for improved health and well-being.
Studies have shown that nearly 80 percent of all-natural births result in some type of injury to the upper neck of the baby. With this occurring in so many births, having the neck checked as soon as possible can help to prevent problems in the future.
Pediatric chiropractic care is a non-invasive and pain-free way to gain analysis of the spine. When testing is performed, our Atlanta chiropractors are looking for any signs of spinal misalignments that can affect the development of a healthy nervous system.
Spinal trauma can result from a complicated delivery or other traumatic events in the infant’s first few months. When intervention is needed at birth, spinal alignment can shift resulting in symptoms such as colic, failure to thrive, feeding problems, and incessant crying. Some interventions that may cause this trauma can be:
Reaching milestones is a huge part of our children’s development and when those milestones are not met, parents may become concerned. If a child has developed a spinal subluxation due to the trauma they may not be meeting milestones at the appropriate times, Physical trauma that can result in subluxations include:
When the nervous system has been impacted children are more likely to develop earaches and infections, hyperactivity, issues with their stomach, and struggles with learning as well as a lack of social development.
As teens begin to venture into the realm of athletics, they become more likely to develop a spinal subluxation. Sports such as baseball, basketball, football, swimming, track, tennis and soccer can cause injury to the spine and without proper treatment, damage can occur.
Throughout the teen years, chiropractic care is invaluable as posture and the nervous system play such a vital role in development. Those kids under chiropractic care also recover more quickly from physical trauma and improve their athletic performance.
Our Atlanta orthopedic doctors have received feedback from our patients in regards to their improvements and results have shown that our young patients have:
Additional symptoms and conditions patients have reported improvement on include ADD/ADHD, colic, torticollis, ear infections, bed-wetting, digestive problems, allergies, asthma, seizures and more.
We believe in providing your child with the highest level of care and with that, we include flexibility and understanding. If your child has anxiety, or ADHD or other concerns we are more than happy to provide a consultation over the phone to ensure we gain as much information as you would like us to know so that we can best treat your child.
Our consultation consists of details about the mother’s pregnancy, the delivery and intervention that may have been performed and any medications or surgeries the child may have endured.
As chiropractic pediatric care is so vital for children’s development, our practice is honored to be treating so many of Atlanta’s youth.
To have true wellness, prevention is a key factor in reaching that goal and we applaud our patient’s parents for giving their children a positive head start on their life ahead through our treatment plans. If you would like to learn more about pediatric chiropractic care, contact us today at (404) 855-2141.