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Pediatric Chiropractic Care FAQs
Chiropractic care is an alternative health care that focuses on providing care of the musculoskeletal system. The care manipulates the body to correct problems and disorders, providing relief from pain and keeping the body working properly.
The biggest difference between chiropractic care for children and adults is that, in children, the musculoskeletal system is still growing and developing. That changes the way a chiropractor evaluates and treats the child. In adults, problems need to be fixed because they won't fix themselves. But with children, we might be able to correct a problem and then let the body finish the work to fix it.
When chiropractic care is carried out by a licensed and professional chiropractor, it is safe for children. However, to help increase the safety, it is important for the child and parents to be involved in the care process so that the best decisions are made for the child's musculoskeletal health.
Depending on what adjustments are needed, there may be a minimal level of discomfort or soreness during and after the treatment. However, the long-term goal of treatment is to relieve long-term pain and solve musculoskeletal problems. If your child experiences soreness after a treatment, your chiropractor can recommend the best way to ease the pain.
Because your child is growing and changing, there are many opportunities for your child's musculoskeletal system to cause pain or discomfort. That, paired with the effects of injuries, can lead to the need for chiropractic care for your child.
There are a number of common disorders that occur in childhood that can be helped with chiropractic care. They include:
If you're concerned about your child's chiropractic health, you can watch for signs that treatment may be needed. These signs include:
If you think your child needs chiropractic treatment, please call Birmingham Back on Track Chiropractic & Wellness Center at 205-623-5782 today to set up an appointment with a chiro.