Pediatric Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic is a safe and effective treatment for children. Many parents choose to bring their babies and children into a chiropractor for health issues like colic, digestive problems, and poor sleeping habits. Chiropractic can also help strengthen the immune system, so kids are less likely to get sick and stay healthy all year round.

A recent study surveyed pediatric chiropractors and found that they are confident in their ability to provide chiropractic care to infants, toddlers, children and adolescents. The survey asked practitioners about their demographics (gender, years in practice and chiropractic alma mater), as well as practice characteristics (number of patients per week and percentage of income from insurance versus out-of-pocket reimbursement). The respondents were also asked about their referral patterns with respect to medical and osteopathic physicians.

It is important to remember that chiropractors are not licensed as medical professionals and therefore do not perform tests or prescribe medications for their patients. Pediatric Chiropractic care involves adjusting the spine and the wider musculoskeletal system to ensure proper alignment. This reduces pressure on the bones, joints and spinal nerves, improving neural brain development.

This can help improve posture, reduce pain and anxiety, and boost energy levels in the child. Additionally, it can help with respiratory conditions such as ear infections, allergies and asthma, and digestive issues including colic, gas, constipation and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Chiropractic has been shown to be very effective at reducing the symptoms of ADHD in children. It can also help with a number of other neurological and behavioral issues, including impulsivity, hyperactivity, and depression. It can also improve the quality of a child’s sleep, helping them function better during the day and feel more rested and calm.

Getting a good night’s sleep is essential for children of all ages. Poor sleep can lead to a wide range of physical and emotional health problems. Chiropractic has been shown to improve a child’s sleep by helping them release stress, increase their natural endorphin levels, and improve their breathing.

Pediatric chiropractic techniques are specifically designed for the body of a child and are very different from those used on adults. They include a variety of manual techniques such as adjustments, massage and exercises. These techniques are chosen based on the specific condition of the patient, with an experienced doctor like Dr. Lauren Mayes assessing each child to determine the most appropriate approach. This helps ensure that the child is comfortable, and allows for maximum results.

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