When we say that we offer chiropractic care for the whole family, we mean everyone. Our qualified specialists provide expert chiropractic care for children, as well as for adults, so that your kids can live their healthiest, most comfortable lives.
Many people have incorrect assumptions about pediatric chiropractic care, and we want to set the record straight. Here are some of the most common myths we hear about chiropractic care for children – and the facts.
Myth 1: Chiropractic Care Isn’t Safe for Children
The notion that chiropractic care may be dangerous for children is absolutely false. If the chiropractic adjustment is being administered by a trained professional, the process will have positive effects on the patient. The techniques used by doctors will differ depending on the age and size of the patient to ensure that the right amount of pressure is applied.
Myth 2: Children Don’t Experience Back and Neck Pain
Sometimes we envy children for all the physical activity they are capable of without experiencing any side effects. While this may be true in many cases, children are certainly not immune to back and neck pain. When children experience injuries that may result in spinal misalignment, it is important to get them back on track to heal faster.
Myth 3: You Have to Be a Certain Age to Receive Chiropractic Care
There is no age requirement to receive chiropractic care. We see children who are infants, toddlers, teenagers and everyone in between. In some cases, newborn infants experience stress on their spinal cord from the birthing process and should receive care as soon as possible before the issue worsens. To sum it up – as long as you have a spinal cord, you have the need for it to be aligned and working properly.
Myth 4: Chiropractic Care is the Same for Children as for Adults
Just like how dentists, optometrists and general physicians do not treat child patients in the same way that they would treat their adult patients, chiropractors adjust their care methods depending on the age of the patient. Our qualified specialists will always modify their techniques and amount of force applied in order to meet the needs for each patient.
Myth 5: Pediatric Chiropractic Care is a New Concept
You may not hear about pediatric chiropractic care very often, but that doesn’t mean it’s new to the medical world. Chiropractic care for children has been practiced for at least 40 years, possibly longer. Over the years, this practice has continually proven to be both safe and effective.
If your child has experienced an injury lately or is struggling with back or neck pain, chiropractic care may be necessary. To learn more, visit the nearest location today.