A growing number of parents are adding pediatric chiropractic care as an integrative component of their children’s health care regimen.
Oftentimes, the first stress placed on a child’s spinal column is during the birthing process. Macro-traumas such as slips and falls in the process of learning to walk, and repetitive micro-traumas such as the postural strains of caring a heavy backpack lead to spinal disorders.
Many adults that have spinal misalignments show evidence of childhood injuries that are a contributing factor for their pain This is why it is important to have your child’s spine checked regularly for any signs of spinal imbalances or misalignments.
Dr. Mason has had many positive results in treating some very common childhood conditions. Children suffering from ear infections, acid reflux, torticollis, allergies, asthma and even some cases of behavioral problems have been successfully treated with chiropractic care. A recent study showed that children under chiropractic care suffered fewer ear infections than those whose parents sought medical care alone.
Light pressure is all that is needed to adjust a child’s spine. A child’s skeletal system is still developing, and there is a great deal of elasticity within the joints making adjustments safe for children.