Pediatric Chiropractic Care
Pediatric chiropractic care focuses on evaluating and treating musculoskeletal issues in infants, children, and adolescents. At Preferred Chiropractic & Wellness in Atlanta, GA, we are dedicated to helping children grow, develop, and stay healthy through treatments, such as proper alignment and function of the spine and joints.
Some reasons parents might seek chiropractic care for their child include:
- Birth trauma: The birth process can sometimes result in stress on an infant's spine and nervous system, leading to issues like an abnormal, asymmetrical head or neck position or difficulty breastfeeding
- Growth and development: As children grow, they may experience growing pains, postural issues, or imbalances in the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractic care can help address these issues and help with healthy development
- Injuries: Falls, sports injuries, and accidents can lead to misalignments or joint dysfunctions in children. Chiropractic care restores proper alignment and function, which helps with healing and reduces the risk of long-term complications
- Posture and spinal health: Prolonged sitting, heavy backpacks, and poor posture can contribute to spinal issues in children
Pediatric chiropractic care typically involves gentle, low-force techniques that are appropriate for a child's age, size, and development. Some common techniques used in pediatric care include:
- Craniosacral therapy: This gentle, non-invasive technique focuses on the skull, spine, and sacrum, addressing imbalances and improving function of the nervous system
- Activator method: The Activator Adjusting Instrument is a handheld device that delivers a low-force, controlled impulse to the spine or joints, making it a safe and effective option for pediatric care
- Soft tissue techniques: Massage and myofascial release can help relax tight muscles, improve circulation, and help with healing in children
- Mobilization: Gentle joint mobilization can help restore proper joint function and reduce pain in children
- Home exercises and stretches: Chiropractors can provide guidance on age-appropriate exercises and stretches to help improve a child's musculoskeletal health
It is important to consult with our chiropractor to determine whether chiropractic care is appropriate for your child. We will thoroughly assess your child's medical history, specific needs, and develop an individualized treatment plan that is designed for their age.
Contact us for Pediatric Chiropractic Care Today
Our team at Preferred Chiropractic in Atlanta, GA, is dedicated to helping patients of all ages find relief from their pain and feel their best. Contact us at (404) 888-0666 to learn more about our pediatric care and to schedule an appointment for your child.