Lynch Chiropractic Center receives a lot of questions about how safe chiropractic care is for infants and children. Our chiropractor in Lexington has taken the time to answer a few of the most common queries we receive from parents. If you have more questions, don’t hesitate to call us at (859) 266-1999!
Is chiropractic care safe for children?
Yes, pediatric chiropractic care with our chiropractor in Lexington is completely safe for children. Gentle pressure and smooth movements are used to correct misalignments in the spine and extremities of children. Our non-invasive techniques reduce pain and fussiness and promote healing and proper physical development.
When can my child first see a chiropractor?
Children of all ages, including infants and newborns, can receive pediatric chiropractic adjustments from our chiropractor in Lexington. The techniques used on infants and children vary according to their ages, and for infants, the pressure used is extremely light and causes no discomfort. Our chiropractor always takes time to determine the exact amount of correctional force needed to aid the misalignment.
What ailments can be treated with pediatric chiropractic care?
Common ailments treated with pediatric chiropractic care include ear infections, colic, allergies, sports and playground injuries, and posture issues. Colic and ear infections can be caused by misalignments in the joints and vertebrae. Those misalignments cause stress on the body, which makes it more susceptible to illnesses and pain.
Sports and playground injuries can result in back, arm and leg pain and occur most often when the child is hit by a ball, tackled, or falls off a piece of equipment. While children heal quickly, the injuries do not always heal correctly, leaving them with misalignments for life. By scheduling a chiropractic appointment with our chiropractor in Lexington, you are ensuring that your child heals, but also makes a complete recovery.
Children are also susceptible to scoliosis and other posture problems. Checkups with our chiropractor can ensure that your child’s spine is developing normally. It also catches diseases like scoliosis early, which helps prevent severe curvatures of the spine as the child grows.
Is pediatric chiropractic care holistic?
Yes. Pediatric chiropractic care utilizes natural healing techniques and chiropractic adjustments. Medications and invasive procedures are never performed. In fact, our chiropractor in Lexington does not offer unnatural treatments to anyone, and each treatment is completely safe for every member of your family. Multiple corrective treatments can lead to reduced reliance on OTC and prescription medications, including pain killers and allergy medicines.
How long will my child need chiropractic care?
Most illnesses and ailments require more than one session. Though, most children and infants experience relief after the first treatment. The goal with multiple treatments over a period of time is to facilitate complete healing and pain relief.