Active Life Chiropractic: Your Trusted Pediatric Chiropractor
Considering a pediatric chiropractor in Charlotte, NC? You’re not alone. A growing number of parents are adding pediatric chiropractic care to their child’s health care regimen. Improved behavior and attitude, better sleeping habits, and a strengthening of immune-system function are just a few of the benefits that pediatric chiropractic care offers.
Another big plus concerning chiropractic care for children is its position as a drug-free complement to regular pediatric care. With chiropractic care focused on maintaining and improving a child’s structural health, and traditional pediatrics focused on other aspects of a child’s health, i.e. the internal side, the child gets the best of both worlds on the path to optimum health and wellness.
Often times the first stress placed on a child’s spinal column is during the birthing process. As the child grows older, macro-traumas such as slips and falls in the process of learning to walk, and repetitive micro-traumas such as the postural strains of carrying a heavy backpack, can lead to spinal disorders. Many adults with spinal misalignments sustained childhood injuries that are contributing to their pain. For this reason, regular spinal assessments are key for detecting signs of imbalance or misalignment.
We’ve achieved many positive results by using chiropractic care to treat some very common childhood conditions, including acid reflux, torticollis, allergies, asthma, even behavioral problems. Also, a recent study showed that children under chiropractic care suffered fewer ear infections than those whose parents sought medical care alone.
What does a typical first visit to a pediatric chiropractor entail?
It’s important to gain a familiarity with the child’s medical history and any persistent issues or complaints.
We give a physical exam that entails a gentle assessment of the child. Active Life Chiropractic has significant experience in applying a range of comfortable, child-focused approaches to the spine and cranium.
The exam itself consists of adjustments whose pressure equates to no more than a finger touch. Safe, small tools may also be used. Either way, 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 and in the spine, making adjustments safe for children.
Depending on the child’s symptoms and medical history, it’s common for our adjustments to elicit a light popping sound. These are usually painless, unless an adjustment is made to alleviate a specific physical complaint – in which case a slight amount of pain might be felt, which will dissipate as the treated area begins to heal and becomes less sensitive.
The 10 most common reasons why children visit Active Life Chiropractic:
Upper respiratory infection
Digestive problems (spit-up, constipation)
For an experienced kids chiropractor in Charlotte choose Active Life Chiropractic. Our professionals possess the necessary training and knowledge to facilitate your child’s growth with safe chiropractic treatment that offers long-term benefits.