FAQ on Pediatric Chiropractic
You likely know that chiropractors are quite good at treating neck and back-related pain, tension, and stress in adult patients. These symptoms can also manifest in children. You may be wondering “are adjustments safe for children?” The short and simple answer is yes. Chiropractic techniques are safe for children and even babies. At Community Chiropractic Center, our chiropractors have years of experience offering relief to children in Poway, CA, and the surrounding areas.
What Will Your Child’s First Visit Look Like?
As a parent, you will be asked to accompany your child to keep them company and make sure they remain calm. Our chiropractor will then assess your child through a comprehensive chiropractic examination. The exam will mainly consist of palpating muscles, testing tendons, and stretching ligaments to test for pain, motion, and stress in those tissues.
We will also need you to fill us in on the history of your child’s health. Explain your child’s symptoms, and we will work with you to develop a chiropractic care plan tailored to the needs of you and your child.
What Causes Spinal Issues in Children?
It's a common misconception that only adults experience back and neck pain. Children, including babies, can also experience similar pain due to spinal misalignments. These misalignments can occur through conditions such as scoliosis, through sports injuries, and poor sleep posture. Babies can experience misalignment after birth due to trauma from exiting the birth canal and from pressure applied when being handled by medical staff.
How Long Will My Child Need Care?
The length of pediatric chiropractic care required varies based on your child’s needs and lifestyle. Though our chiropractic care helps address many conditions in children, it is also valuable as preventative care. Increased range of motion as a result of chiropractic care can help your child avoid injury in the future. We will work with you to provide the best possible care based on your child’s needs and lifestyle.
Pediatric Chiropractic Care in Poway, CA
At Community Chiropractic Center, we are committed to enhancing the health and well-being of patients of all ages. Our gentle adjustments are safe for children and can be instrumental in providing your child relief from pain while also addressing the root cause of that pain. For more information on our pediatric chiropractic care, or to schedule an appointment, call Community Chiropractic Center at (858) 486-1222 or visit us online.