Chiropractic Care of Children
At Tuck Chiropractic Clinic, we have one goal: to make a positive impact on every life we touch. Chiropractic care offers safe, reliable, and noninvasive treatment options for people of all ages.
The primary focus of pediatric chiropractic care is not to treat disease but to prevent it. It’s used to help manage uncomfortable symptoms and to prevent a wide array of childhood health issues — not just musculoskeletal problems.
A Safe, Effective, and Noninvasive Approach to Wellness
Chiropractic treatment is well documented as a safe yet effective approach to health and wellness, including for young children. According to the American Chiropractic Association, the rate of adverse reactions is very low. Pediatric chiropractic is so safe, that a 2007 analysis found only nine adverse events in the last 110 years of spinal manipulations in children.
While growing children have the same joints as adults, they are naturally smaller and more flexible. Our chiropractors work with children from toddlers to adolescents, using techniques best suited for gentle manipulation of young joints, providing a safer alternative to more invasive treatments.
How Can Chiropractic Care Help Children?
More and more children are being treated by chiropractors — nearly 2 million in 2012. And many parents say they’re seeking an alternative to what they believe is an overuse of antibiotics by traditional doctors.
Beyond musculoskeletal issues, here are a few other ways chiropractic treatment can benefit children.
Ear Infections and Antibiotics. Many children under the age of 5 suffer from otitis media, or acute infection of the middle ear. In the U.S., the most common treatments for children are oral antibiotics and ear tubes. Chiropractic’s approach is to prevent disease so antibiotics are not needed in the first place, as unnecessary use of antibiotics can lead to the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Still, parents of patients have reported improvements in symptoms of ear infection following chiropractic care and research has shown that chiropractic treatment may decrease the symptoms of ear infection in young children, even after only one or two treatments.
Colic Complaints. Research suggests that chiropractic care is a safe and noninvasive way to provide relief from a variety of pediatric conditions, including colic in infants. A 2012 study in the United Kingdom looked at babies with unexplained crying who were determined to be suffering from colic. Daily crying time was nearly cut in half in babies who were treated by chiropractors, compared with an 18 percent reduction among the babies who did not receive chiropractic treatment.
Asthma Attacks. Asthma causes the lungs and airways to constrict, which makes it harder for the body to bring oxygen to cells. This type of inflammation leads many children to rely on inhalers or prescription medications to manage their symptoms. Restoring the natural alignment of the spine allows nerves to function as they should, which can help organs like the lungs to function optimally. The full spectrum of chiropractic care, including spinal manipulation, has been shown to benefit children suffering from asthma.
Your Family's Health
At Tuck Chiropractic Clinic, our doctors have extensive experience working to improve the health and wellness of everyone in the family. To learn more about how chiropractic care can help, please contact Tuck Chiropractic Clinic today to make an appointment, or pay a visit to any of our clinics located throughout the state of Virginia and in North Carolina.I'm In Pain Right Now I Want A Better Lifestyle
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