Pediatric Chiropractic Care with our Hiawatha and Marion Chiropractor
Chiropractic care is an excellent solution not only to combat chronic pain and relieve symptoms of illness but also to promote general health and wellness. When the spine is aligned properly, it promotes the body's natural healing mechanisms through the nervous system, allowing the body to better cope with busy lifestyles. While many people assume that chiropractic care is best suited for adults, pediatric chiropractic care is also available at our Wickwire Chiropractic and Wellness Center.
Why Would a Child Need Chiropractic Care?
A child's body faces a great deal of physical stress as it grows. Spinal and nervous system problems in children are not uncommon, and even babies experience misalignment of the spine due to the stress of the birthing process on their tiny bodies. Many parents are surprised to find out that common problems with babies like colic, inability to sleep well, acid reflux, and chronic illness can be attributed to issues with their spine or nervous system.
Common Childhood Disorders That Can Be Treated with Pediatric Chiropractic Care
There are numerous childhood disorders that can be treated -- and their symptoms relieved -- with regular chiropractic care. This can include but is not limited to:
- Frequent ear infections
- Acid reflux
- Frequent colds
- Growing pains
A kids chiropractor can help relieve pain caused by rapid growth spurts, can help control acid reflux and asthma symptoms, and may even help reduce or eliminate the symptoms of ADHD. While children still need to be seen by their primary care physician for serious issues like asthma, ear infections, and scoliosis, combining traditional care with chiropractic care can be an extremely effective approach to help a child feel better. After establishing chiropractic care, many parents realize that their child's issues begin to wane and problems that once surfaced frequently remain at bay.
It's normal to have some questions about pediatric chiropractic care. Here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions about seeing a kids chiropractor.
Is Pediatric Chiropractic Care Safe?
Yes. Chiropractic techniques are non-invasive and completely safe for individuals of all ages, even babies!
Does It Hurt?
While some techniques used for adults may result in mild soreness for a day or two after an adjustment, pediatric chiropractors use even gentler techniques that generally don't cause pain at all.
How Long Will My Child Need Treatment?
A child's spine has more healthy cartilage and tissue than an adult's. Typically, it takes less time for a child to experience relief than an adult. However, ask your Hiawatha chiropractor how long they recommend your child be treated.
Contact Our Wickwire Chiropractic and Wellness Center in Hiawatha, IA Today!
Contact Wickwire Chiropractic to learn more about pediatric chiropractic care or to book an appointment for your child to be seen. Call us now at 319-393-3345.