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Pickett Chiropractic
1816 Alpine Drive
Navarre, FL 32566
850-939-3339

Chiropractic Care For Children

Chiropractic Care For ChildrenChiropractors have been caring for children for more than 100 years. Many common childhood ailments respond to this safe and natural form of health care. More and more parents are seeking chiropractic care for their children, especially those who are already chiropractic patients themselves! See how our Navarre Chiropractors can help your family.

Does My Child Need Chiropractic Care?

A child encounters many physical stresses during their growing years, and problems in their spine can occur during any point in their growth. The earliest challenge that the spine faces is during fetal positions while growing in the uterus and during birth. Many women have heard of positions that can cause problems with labor and more. Your child’s spinal segments can be pushed out of place or jammed in the womb, which can result in a longer and more difficult delivery through the birth canal, which can cause spinal problems.

The cause of many common complaints such as colic, reflux, sleep disturbances, chronic infections and more can often be traced back to nervous system irritation caused by misalignments. Many parents elect to have their newborn’s spine checked right after birth since spinal trauma can occur at, or prior to birth.

Developmental milestones such as holding up the head, sitting up, crawling and walking are activities that are affected by spinal alignment and it is very important to have your child checked by a chiropractor. Additionally, playground bumps and falls, heavy school bags, and sitting all day are all physical stressors to the child’s growing spine and nervous system.

What Will Chiropractic Care Involve?

First, we will conduct a thorough history of your child’s health and any complaints they may have had. Following will be a complete physical examination of the child’s spine. Chiropractors are trained to evaluate spinal problems and will use gentle and specific skills to find and adjust any involved areas.

Generally, chiropractic care for children is painless, except in cases where there is an injury involved. In these areas, there might be sensitivity that will subside after the adjustment has been made and the area can heal more effectively. Overall, parents report that their children enjoy their adjustments and look forward to their next visit.

Additional Childhood Disorders

It is very common for parents to seek chiropractic care for their child when there is physical trauma from an injury of some sort. Spinal misalignments that may occur during the time of injury don’t always show immediate symptoms or pain. Parents should be aware that in addition to physical stress, emotional stress can affect your child’s nervous system as well and may warrant a spinal check up. There are common disorders that can also be linked to spinal dysfunction. These include: asthma, scoliosis, growing pains, ADHD, headaches, bedwetting, reoccurring ear infections and recurring sickness.

Having regular chiropractic checkups for your child can help identify potential spinal dysfunction and adjustments often help to enhance future function and well-being! Pickett Chiropractic is a highly experienced child chiropractor in Navarre FL and our patients receive the highest quality care available.

We also offer corrective exercises, lifestyle advice, massage therapy, auto injury care, decompression therapy, physiotherapy and much more to ensure that not only your child but your whole family can feel better fast and stay pain-free over the long run!

Contact Us today at (850) 939-3339 and start feeling better.

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