Pediatric Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic care for children in Oak Creek, WI, is just as gentle and safe as it is for adults. Our Pediatric chiropractor at Gavric Chiropractic is trained to use the gentlest pediatric chiropractic care techniques when treating babies, toddlers, and children.
What is Pediatric Chiropractic Care?
Pediatric chiropractic involves non-invasive, medication-free treatments designed to improve your child's health by correcting nervous system and musculoskeletal imbalances. Pediatric patients can receive a spinal adjustment straight out of the womb and routinely as they grow. Adjustments are safe for newborns and help make their joints flexible after being crouched up in the fetal position for many months. Pediatric adjustments also promote proper physical balance as your child grows.
Conditions a Pediatric Chiropractor Can Help Treat
Medication used for treating pediatric patients come with the risk of adverse side effects. Many parents now prefer the non-drug methods a chiropractor uses to help improve common childhood complaints including:
- Colic and digestion problems
- Breathing difficulties such as asthma
- Chronic ear infections
- Chronic allergy
- Difficulty falling or staying asleep
- Musculoskeletal complaints such as aches and pain
- Breastfeeding dysfunction such as trouble latching
Research evidence also suggests that pediatric chiropractic can help improve attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and bedwetting.
How Our Pediatric Chiropractor Treats Children
A thorough evaluation of your child's health by our chiropractor will include a physical exam and spinal assessment. We will use the diagnostic results to tailor a treatment plan based on your child's needs. Dr. Gavric will decide what technique to use based on the underlying problem affecting your child.
Generally, chiropractic adjustment of the spine or extremity joints involves mobilizing and manipulating the joints and soft tissue into proper alignment. The painless treatment is performed using faster, shallower finger thrusts applied with less force than when treating adults. That is because the joints of newborns and toddlers are more cartilaginous and not fully formed.
A properly aligned spine reduces the risk of falls and injury during play or athletic activities. Adjustments stimulate nutrient flow to the spine and tissue for natural healing. It reduces inflammation and alleviates body aches and pain. Additionally, we may perform safe, gentle exercises on pediatric patients to increase flexibility.
Additional Benefits of Pediatric Chiropractic Care
Correcting nervous system imbalances may reduce the frequency of childhood illnesses, such as coughs and colds. Chiropractic care and adjustments also help in the following ways:
- Support your child's brain development
- Minimize the risk of chronic pain and disorders in adulthood
- Optimize immune system functions to fight illnesses
- Correct and prevent vertebral misalignment
Call Gavric Chiropractic Today
Routine care by our chiropractor serving Oak Creek, WI, and nearby communities is a way of enhancing your child's health long-term. Call 414-762-8626 to request an appointment.