Chiropractors are trained to care for patients of all ages, even children! Many people find it surprising that chiropractic care for children is quite common and a very safe and natural way to help with pain, ear infections, and other ailments. Chiropractic care for children is endorsed by the American Chiropractic Association, and is very effective when performed correctly by experienced practitioners.
Most people think of chiropractors as doctors that treat adults with back pain, neck injuries and so on. And while this is true, chiropractors have a wide range and the ability to treat and help people of all ages, just like traditional doctors. Some of the most common reasons children go to the chiropractor are for recurring ear infections, to strengthen the immune system, and to treat pains naturally without dangerous drugs.
More and more children are beginning to see a chiropractor and these increasing numbers are producing more studies that show success with treating typical pains (including the back and neck), chronic ear infections, asthma, and even bed wetting!
Chronic ear infections and pain are one of the most common reasons children are recommended to go to the chiropractor. The doctor will apply manipulative techniques that attempt to stretch a tube, or a small canal, within the ear that connects to the nose and upper throat. This technique will hopefully stretch the canal enough that it allows fluid to drain from the ear and prevent future ear infections.
Children of all ages can benefit from regular chiropractic visits, but many parents still worry that chiropractic care is unsafe for their children. Doctors take great care and tailor very specific treatments for children. They apply very light pressure techniques and manipulations for children so that no injury or pain will occur. These treatments can correct misalignments and prevent long-term chronic pain.
Anyone that suffers from musculoskeletal complications should consider chiropractic care no matter the age. Chiropractors are no different than traditional doctors in that they are trained to treat people of every age.
If your child is suffering, do not hesitate to call the chiropractic professionals at Arrowhead Clinic today for a Free Consultation. Why wait? Your son or daughter could soon be pain-free with a simple natural adjustment.
Read our previous blog: Helping Inflammation with Chiropractic Care