Chiropractic Holistic Care for Pediatric Patients
The spine grows 50% in a child’s first year of life. Therefore, at Reimer Wellness Center, our Los Altos chiropractor Dr. Reimer is passionate about enhancing all aspects of an individual’s well-being including our youngest patients. Pediatric chiropractic care provides a natural alternative treatment technique that is effective and very gentle. This accurate and precise care addresses many common childhood concerns including normal growth and development, allergies, ear infections and attention deficit disorders (ADHD and ADD).
Additionally, much trauma happens in childhood ranging from trauma caused by a difficult birth to playground and sports injuries. As a certified Chiropractic Sports Physician with focus on chiropractic for the whole family, Dr. Reimer and her holistic care treatments are a safe and effective alternative to drug-dependent therapies.
Pediatric Care for Childhood Conditions
Most spinal problems are hereditary, as the nerve system is our first system to develop, so spinal problems can be passed down from generation to generation. Windows of development open in a child’s nerve system and then close. It is important that a child develop normally when the opportunity is present. The only way to ensure that normal development is occurring is by having children’s spines checked for normal growth and alignment.
Children may not experience pain, so the only way to know for sure is to be checked by a chiropractor. Pediatric care from Dr. Reimer also includes holistic treatment techniques that address the underlying cause for ADD and ADHD: an over-stimulated central nervous system. A spinal misalignment can keep the central nervous system from properly sending and receiving messages, triggering internal chaos and overactivity. By restoring alignment to the body, we can help reduce the nervous system’s over-activity and enhance its ability to filter extraneous information.
Our chiropractor finds that an integrated approach to holistic care delivers superior results for our pediatric patients. Chiropractic adjustments can also help manage seasonal allergies in children. Misalignments in the spine are also associated with a host of personal health problems, including allergies and low-grade illnesses. Removing a blockage in the nervous system is also effective for reducing the incidence of acute earaches, upper respiratory infections, and chronic colic. Just like with adults, spinal adjustments support a healthy immune system and improve sleep.
Gentle, hands-on adjustments are safe for pediatric patients of all ages. Many parents find that holistic treatments are much safer and effective than relying solely on medication. A child’s spinal checkups are just as important to health as a dental checkup. The spine is just as vital to health and wellness as teeth, if not more so.
Dr. Reimer and our wellness team believe that everyone – including children – deserve to live an active, healthy and pain-free life. If you would like to learn more about how holistic care can improve your child’s health, please contact Dr. Reimer at 650-492-6067.
Pediatric Chiropractic Care FAQs Answered by Our Trusted Los Altos Chiropractor
It shocks many people to know that chiropractors can treat children. In fact, many common childhood ailments, aches, and pains can be successfully treated with chiropractic care. When parents start to think about bringing their child to a chiropractor, they usually have some pretty standard questions.
How Safe is Pediatric Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic care for children is a holistic approach to preventing and treating many childhood ailments. Because chiropractic care is external and involves only light pressure during adjustments for the child, this is a very safe option. You don’t have to shun conventional medical care. Pediatric chiropractic care can occur in conjunction with conventional care.
At What Age Can My Child Start Seeing a Chiropractor?
Children of any age can see a chiropractor. As early as minutes after birth, the baby can benefit from minor and gentle Atlas adjustments that address the trauma of birth. As the child grows up, other issues, such as sleep trouble, colic, sports injuries, general wellness, sinus drainage problems, and chronic ear infections might be addressed with chiropractic care.
What Conditions Does Pediatric Chiropractic Care Treat?
Chronic ear infections are a perfect example of how chiropractic care and conventional medical care combined. Conventional medical care will help to treat the infection by offering antibiotics. Chiropractic care will address the drainage problem that led to the infection in the first place so that the child might have some relief.
Is Sports Chiropractic Care for Children Effective?
Even if your child is older, the benefits of chiropractic care can still make a huge difference. This is especially if your child is playing sports. They might find that their performance in their sport is positively impacted by the chiropractic care since the body will be able to function optimally again. If the child is injured, chiropractic care might help to reduce the medication dependency that often comes due to the pain.
How Long Will Treatments Last?
The actual adjustments don’t take long, but your child will need more than one visit to our Los Altos chiropractor. It is possible for a child to have some relief from conditions from only one adjustment, but the most relief will come after multiple visits. At each adjustment, the spine will move more into where it needs to be in proper alignment. This will provide more relief than the child experienced at the previous visit.
Contact Reimer Wellness Center in Los Altos
Contact us at 650-492-6067 to make an appointment for a consultation with our chiropractor in Los Altos. We can answer your questions and help your child to feel at ease during the visits.