Chiropractic Care For a Healthy Child

Using subtle, gentle movements along the spine and other areas, the chiropractors at Deep Roots Chiropractic Health Center can help align your child’s spine. When their spine is aligned, lymph, blood, and other nutrients are able to properly circulate throughout the body, so that all of their systems are able to efficiently work together.

Chiropractic treatment for children can be used as a standalone therapy or combined with other therapies to treat a wide range of issues including:

  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Migraines
  • Headaches
  • Spinal trauma
  • Poor posture
  • Joint pain
  • Migraines

Gentle, effective, and safe, spinal adjustments will help your child’s body to function appropriately.

Benefits of Seeing a Pediatric Chiropractor

A child’s body is more delicate and much smaller than an adult’s body. The chiropractors at Deep Roots Chiropractic Health Center have extensive experience working with children and adjusting the way they perform manipulations on children and infants.

For example, a child’s joints have more cartilage than bone, so a chiropractor may use mobilization techniques instead of manipulations to alleviate pain. When working on a child’s spine, the techniques used are less forceful and shallower.

Sports Injuries and Accidents

Chiropractic treatment for children focuses on a natural approach to pain relief and pain management, without invasive surgeries or harmful medication. A chiropractor will treat your child’s entire body instead of treating their symptoms and identify the underlying cause of their pain and discomfort.

What to Expect at Your Child’s Chiropractic Appointment

During your child’s first visit, a chiropractor will go over their medical history with you and discuss the reason for the visit, any symptoms your child is experiencing, their level of pain, and how long they have been experiencing their symptoms.

Initial Evaluation

A chiropractor will perform a physical assessment to identify any misalignment. They will discuss their findings with you and create a personalized treatment plan for your child that will include recommended techniques and treatments and the frequency of treatment. How often your child will require chiropractic care will depend on the reason for their visit. For example, for simple maintenance, your child may only need to be seen once a month, but if they sustained a sports injury, they may require treatment three to four times a month.

Adjustment

For a child, both the pressure and speed used are adjusted due to a child’s smaller frame and weight. With a child, because of the different joint structures, adjustments will require greater speed, but less pressure. Typically, when adjusting a child, a chiropractor will use approximately 90% less pressure. An adjustment is done quickly and efficiently and does not cause any pain.

Ongoing Maintenance Treatment

A child’s nervous system is the regulator and controller of the other systems in the body. From bone growth and brain function to blood flow, the nervous system plays a major role in keeping the body healthy and working efficiently. A spinal misalignment can have a serious impact on nervous system function, your child’s growth, development, and health. At Deep Roots Chiropractic Health Center, our chiropractors offer noninvasive and gentle therapy that will correct any underlying issue before it can become a serious problem.

Make an Appointment With Our Doctor

Not only has chiropractic care been proven safe for children, but it also comes with many health benefits. If a child sustains a sports injury, has frequent migraines, back pain, or headaches, or as a parent, you simply want to begin treatment to improve their overall well-being, contact Deep Roots Chiropractic Health Center today at (479) 334-0219 to schedule an appointment. Our team of medical professionals looks forward to meeting you and your child and helping them thrive and they start on their path to wellness

Common Questions From Our Patients

What Age Should a Child See a Chiropractor?

A child can see a chiropractor at just a few days or months old.

Why is Chiropractic Care Good for Kids?

Chiropractic treatment can enhance a child’s overall well-being and health, can help them safely recover from a sports injury or auto accident injury faster, and will correct any spinal misalignment that could have a negative impact on their growth and development in the future.

Is it Good for Kids to Get Adjusted?

Regular maintenance adjustments in children can improve their posture, alleviate pain, and improve their energy level. Treatment is natural, safe, and effective for both children and adults.