Adults are not the only ones who can benefit from chiropractic care. In fact, pediatric chiropractic care is important for the foundation of your family’s wellness.
Why Take a Child to a Chiropractor?
Anyone watching toddlers learning to walk or school-age children playing can easily see the strain put on a child’s growing body. Sadly, there is a great deal of truth to the old saying, “As the twig is bent, so grows the tree.” All of childhood’s bumps, bruises, and falls can lead to problems in the back. For example, a small problem in a child’s spine that is left untreated can grow into a much bigger problem in adulthood. Frankly, it is easier to grow a healthy child than repair a damaged adult. Being proactive about treating subluxations in children with pediatric care can protect their health today and tomorrow.
At Loehr Chiropractic & Acupuncture, we encourage families to bring their infants to see us soon after birth. The birth process itself can be traumatic on the baby’s head, neck, and spine. Indicators of a spinal problem in an infant might include fussiness, not eating well, spitting up, screaming, not sleeping well, or failure to thrive. As pediatric chiropractors, we continue to encourage wellness visits as the child learns to crawl and walk, suffers injuries, goes through growth spurts, starts playing sports, and combats various illnesses.
What Conditions Can Pediatric Care Treat?
Wellness visits with your pediatric chiropractor to check your child’s spinal alignment should be regularly scheduled just like a traditional check-up with your medical doctor. Visiting us can help your child with the following ailments:
- Ear infections
- Irritable baby syndrome
- Digestion issues
- Attention deficit disorder
- Attention deficit hyperactivity
- Autism, Asperger’s syndrome, and autism spectrum disorders
- Concentration and focus issues
- Sleep issues
- Sports injuries
- Immune system strength
- Overall health and well-being
At Loehr Chiropractic & Acupuncture, we strive to help patients of all ages reach their wellness goals. Our knowledgeable staff includes chiropractors who have received specialized training in pediatric care through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. If you are searching for an infant chiropractor or pediatric chiropractor, contact us today to schedule a consultation for your child.