Many Americans realize that chiropractic care can offer major benefits for adults and the elderly through safe, non-invasive treatments. What you may not know is that chiropractic is also appropriate and helpful for children of every age. In fact, an experienced chiropractor can not only treat many injuries and problems your child may encounter, but can also aid in keeping them healthy at all times. Chiropractors are skilled at spotting and treating many common childhood ailments, such as ear infections and scoliosis.
As a parent, it’s completely natural that you may have some trepidation about taking your child to a chiropractor. However, chiropractic treatment is very safe when performed by an experienced and trained family chiropractor.
If you’ve seen internet videos of adjustments, the process may seem intimidating. In actuality, chiropractors use the least amount of force necessary for the adjustment. Since a child’s bones and joints are more flexible than an adult’s, less force is needed to eliminate subluxations and move everything back into the proper position. A true family chiropractor knows the limits of your child’s body and will be extremely gentle with any treatment.
Chiropractic treatments work best when the patient is relaxed and at ease. Family chiropractors strive to maintain a friendly, welcoming environment. If your kid is afraid of going to the doctor, they will find the chiropractic office to be a completely different experience. There are no needles or injections here.
Experienced chiropractors are also very aware that children often have much lower pain thresholds than adults and will tailor treatments accordingly. After all, one of the goals of chiropractic is to reduce pain, not cause it.
Your comfort as a parent is also paramount. A good chiropractor will involve you in the diagnosis and treatment plan each step of the way. You’ll also be able to be present during the examination and any adjustments.
Every Step of the Way
Childhood should be a time of happiness, learning and exploration. Still, it can be a difficult period since children are prone to particular illnesses. Chiropractic is a safe, non-invasive path to healthy and pain-free living for kids, from infants to adolescents.
To help maintain the health of your kids, or to address any problems that have arisen, please contact Grimes Family Chiropractic in Las Vegas for an appointment at (702) 233-2372 or through our webpage. Dr. Grimes is a family chiropractor with the training and experience needed to provide excellent care to all his pediatric patients, no matter their age.