Even healthy children can develop musculoskeletal issues that may benefit from pediatric chiropractic treatment. Children, like adults, can develop postural problems and some childhood conditions such as scoliosis are less troublesome if treated with spinal adjustments and massage therapy. If you’re looking for a pediatric chiropractor in Ponte Vedra Beach and Nocatee, we suggest Ponte Vedra Wellness Center.
Children and Chiropractic Care
Spinal alignment problems can begin as early as infancy, during the birth process. The use of forceps, for example, can cause subtle alignment issues that worsen with age. Active children are prone to falls, while heavy backpacks are hard on the thoracic spine and lower back. Children who have any sort of genetic musculoskeletal issues like flat feet or uneven leg length are more prone to aches and pains. Children who play sports can develop repetitive motion injury from activities such as pitching, while girls are particularly susceptible to knee injuries. All of these conditions typically respond to pediatric chiropractic care.
Benefits of Chiropractic
Spinal alignment affects overall health. The nerves that control movement, sensation, and function for the entire body run off the spinal cord. When compressed or irritated, these nerves can cause pain as well as organ system dysfunction. A chiropractic adjustment relieves the pain and can decrease inflammation. Other chiropractic strategies can improve nutrition, promote better posture or strengthen and stretch tight muscles. Some parents find chiropractic treatment even relieves or reduces such problems as bed-wetting, earaches and ear infections, asthma and allergies.
More on Pediatric Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic is non-invasive and drug-free. Treatment is nearly always painless – an important factor for children. Sometimes a single treatment brings relief; children typically heal more quickly than adults, especially if treatment is initiated early. While an injury is an obvious reason to seek care, your child may show other, more subtle signs that treatment is necessary. These signs include behavior changes, sleep disturbances or a reluctance to engage in certain kinds of activities. Even children too young to talk may display some of these symptoms.
Schedule an Appointment Today!
Whether you have concerns about your child’s musculoskeletal system or just want to improve his or her overall wellness, please contact Ponte Vedra Wellness Center. The number for the Nocatee location is 904-494-8625 and for the Ponte Vedra office is 904-242-6517. We offer care for all ages at both locations, including pregnancy care, pediatric chiropractic care, massage therapy and exclusive offers for certain conditions throughout the month (see website for coupons). You and your children can feel better and improve your health by scheduling a visit to our pediatric chiropractor in Ponte Vedra Beach and Nocatee. Both locations offer extended and Saturday hours for your scheduling convenience.