Pediatric Chiropractic: Answering Common Questions
Pediatric Chiropractic Overview: Safety, Scoliosis, and Frequency of Visits
Is chiropractic care safe for children?
Yes, chiropractors with pediatric training are skilled in identifying the issues most likely to occur in children and to provide the most appropriate treatment to relieve pain and other symptoms while promoting optimal growth and development throughout childhood and adolescence.
From infancy through the teenage years, pediatric patients are undergoing a period of rapid growth and development, and being able to identify potential problems early is the best way to keep growth and development on the right track. In addition, chiropractors can help children remain more active by relieving pain and promoting greater range of motion.
At Eddy Family Chiropractic , we use the safest, most effective approaches for pediatric chiropractic care to help every child enjoy the best possible health as they grow.
Can Eddy Family Chiropractic identify and treat scoliosis?
Yes, we are skilled in the management of scoliosis and its symptoms. Routine spinal adjustments, postural corrections and other techniques can help relieve the aches and pain associated with scoliosis and regular office evaluations can be useful in monitoring the spine to check for changes in its curvature so the most appropriate treatment can be provided.
How often should a child see their chiropractor?
A child should visit the chiropractor any time they experience pain or discomfort in their back, arms, legs, neck, shoulders, hands or feet so symptoms don't interfere with normal physical activity or schoolwork. Routine chiropractic visits can be helpful in identifying many musculoskeletal issues in their early stages so they can be corrected.
Plus, chiropractors are also skilled in treating chronic conditions like asthma and allergies and acute illnesses by promoting better nerve signaling and circulation so natural healing processes are optimized and long-term use of medicines and antibiotics can be avoided. The medical needs of each child can vary based on their age, activities and other factors, and a skilled chiropractor can be instrumental in establishing a care routine that addresses each child's needs as they grow.