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Why is Safety of Chiropractic in Children Important?

chiropractic-in-children.jpg With the growing demand for alternative and complementary therapies, it is becoming more important for parents to take into consideration holistic and natural options for wellness. Chiropractic care is a natural and effective form of care that relates to the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. Chiropractic care focuses on maintaining a healthy nervous system for proper growth and development and optimal function. 

Need of Chiropractic for Children

Children grow and develop both neurologically and structurally at a rapid rate. Physical stressors such as posture (technology induced), and trauma (daily microtrauma included) can alter the structural development. Neurological development occurs most in the first few years of life. Chiropractic care an ensure optimal nervous system function by reducing stress on the associated nerve structures.

Safety Factors to Consider:

There are different factors that you should consider. Some of them are:

Experienced Chiropractor

Nothing beats the experience factor. When considering a chiropractor for your children, search for one who is experienced and specialized in pediatric care. Pediatric chiropractors go through extensive training post the standard doctoral program. Continue education is obtained through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA). The ICPA trains selective chiropractors on ways to effectively diagnoses, adjust, and care for children of all ages with all possible presenting factors. A trained chiropractor will provide a detailed and personalized care plan based on a thorough physical and neurological examination. Adjustments will be provided for structural correction and will be low force and comfortable for your child. There are select pediatric chiropractors in the Atlanta, Sandy Springs and Decatur area. 

Level Of Pain

Chiropractic, usually, is painless unless there is an actual injury. However, you should know if your child is feeling pain, you should stop the treatment. There are chances that the chiropractor may not have been able to locate the actual issue and putting undue pressure on the child. Always consult your child about the level of pain they feel during the treatment. 

Time

Although it is not a big of a factor time period can really help you know if you have made the right decision. A child’s spine responds to chiropractic much quicker than in adults. You can start witnessing the signs of improvement instantly depending on the condition of the child. However, if it is taking a lot of time, there is something to worry about.

These are some of the safety factors you should consider while choosing a chiropractor for your child. In Atlanta, there is not just one Atlanta chiropractor working; there are plenty who’ve opted for this profession. You can choose anyone you are comfortable with. The more time you spend in the research, the better the results you will generate and the better your child will feel physically, as well as, mentally.

Our offices in Sandy Springs, Decatur, Buckhead, and Alpharetta all have regular trainings to understand how to care for children. We also pride ourselves on the fact that 20% of our clinics are children who are getting amazing results with their health.

 

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