Chiropractic care is not just for adults. Children can benefit from the practice as well. In fact, according to the latest data from the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, at least 17% of chiropractic patients are under the age of 18. That is because even the slightest misalignment can affect children, causing a range of issues from interrupted sleep, to earaches, or asthma.
At Parrish Family Chiropractic in LaBelle, FL, we treat our youngest patients with care and a gentle touch while still providing the treatments they need to continue with their healthy development. Regular chiropractic care can also provide the necessary alignment corrections early in life and help your child avoid some of the health issues we often see in our adult patients.
The Benefits of Pediatric Chiropractic Care
Pediatric chiropractic techniques are becoming commonplace with children. Chiropractic care has several benefits, including:
- Improves Sleep: Spinal misalignments and the back pain that comes along with them can disrupt the quality of sleep that children of all ages need to function and grow.
- Improves Brain Development: Attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be exacerbated by spinal misalignments. Adjustments can also release pressure on the spine, bones, and joints, which can improve neural development.
- Minimizes the Risk of Injury: Chiropractic care can help keep the joints and ligaments in children supple and flexible. We can also treat the misalignments or subluxations that can come with the falls and injuries that are simply a part of being a child.
Pediatric Chiropractic Techniques
When we have a pediatric patient, our typical approach to care begins, as with all of our patients, with taking an extensive medical history. This will help our chiropractor determine if spinal subluxations exist and what is the best course of action. We will modify our approach to fit your child’s size, weight, and spinal condition. Our approach is gentle and specific to the child’s unique needs. With a newborn or baby, the amount of pressure used is just about as much as can be issued by a pinky finger.
Pediatric Chiropractic Care in LaBelle, FL
If you have any questions about pediatric chiropractic care or would like to schedule an appointment, call Parrish Family Chiropractic today at (863) 675-0421 to schedule a consultation with one of our chiropractors.