Chiropractic care at an early age is probably one of the best gifts you can give to your child. Pediatric chiropractic is a special type of chiropractic provided at Woodgrove Pines Wellness Clinic to improve the health of the spine in children of all ages. Our Nanaimo chiropractor has years of experience caring for babies, toddlers, children, adolescents, and teenagers. We believe that early spinal adjustments and posture correction play key roles in helping a child's nervous system to function at optimum.
Pediatric Chiropractic is Safe and Gentle
The spinal column is quite flexible at birth and during the childhood years. This makes it vulnerable to injury during vaginal delivery or physical activities. Trauma or misalignments may occur more easily from pressure on the vertebrae as the child learns to balance, sit, walk and run, or engages in athletics.
The care that the children receive by a chiropractor is both safe, effective, and does not involve the risk of negative side effects that come with drug treatments. Spine adjustments performed on children is a gentler technique than the one used on adults and is suitable for their young, developing spine.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Children
Treatment provided by our chiropractor can yield wide-ranging positive effects on your child's health. Chiropractic care not only corrects musculoskeletal imbalances, it also boosts overall wellness.
Imbalances in the musculoskeletal and nervous systems may trigger certain pediatric conditions that our Nanaimo chiropractor can help treat; for example, such conditions as infantile colic, earaches, and headaches. Other complaints that pediatric chiropractic can help improve are an inability to latch on for breastfeeding, bedwetting, digestive problems, and difficulty sleeping.
Adjustment is also an excellent way to protect the spine from fall injuries, misalignment, and rapid degeneration.
Pediatric Care from Our Nanaimo Chiropractor
Our integrative wellness team will provide comprehensive care to your loved one. We will first do a detailed physical and spine exam to diagnose the child's condition. Your child can then benefit from manual or tool-assisted adjustments. The non-invasive surgical technique is performed to straighten the spine and improve conditions caused by interferences affecting the joints, bones, nerve, or soft tissue.
We may supplement adjustments with massage therapy or physiotherapy to meet the child's specific needs. These non-invasive therapies help to relax the muscles, relieve pain, and strengthen the joints. Massages are soothing and can help children feel, sleep, and behave better.
Raise a Healthier, Happier Child with Drug-Free Chiropractic Care
Some parents in Nanaimo, BC, and surrounding cities choose to have the first adjustment performed when the child is a newborn. This is the first step of preventative spine care, which can be routinely done throughout the child's life. Call (250) 390-2003 to schedule an appointment at Woodgrove Pines Wellness Clinic.