Active Life Chiropractic: Your Trusted Pediatric Chiropractor
If you are 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 strengthening the immune-system are just a few of the benefits that pediatric chiropractic care offers.
Another advantage of 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 the internal side, the child gets the best of both worlds on the path to optimum health and wellness.
Why Children Need Chiropractic Care
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.
Over the past 12 years, Active Life Chiropractic has achieved many positive results by using chiropractic care to treat very common childhood conditions including acid reflux, torticollis, allergies, asthma and even behavioral problems. 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 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.
Dr. Bob will perform a physical exam that entails a gentle assessment of the child. Dr. Bob has extensive post-graduate training through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and has significant experience in applying a range of comfortable, child-focused approaches to the spine and cranium.
The exam itself consists of an assessment with pressure that equates to no more than a finger touch. Following the exam, Dr. Bob will discuss positive findings and recommendations (including timeframe and any at home recommendations). Health insurance coverage and cost of care will be prior to commencing any treatments.
If chiropractic adjustments are recommended, light pressure is all that is needed to adjust a child’s spine. Because a child’s skeletal system is still developing, and there is a great deal of elasticity within the joints and in the spine, chiropractic adjustments are safe and gentle for children.
In terms of safety, chiropractors are historically known to elicit some of the lowest malpractice insurance rates amongst health care providers since adverse reactions are very uncommon.
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. Dr. Bob Mason possesses the necessary training and knowledge to facilitate your child’s growth with safe chiropractic treatments that offer long-term benefits.
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