Chiropractic care for children offers your family a solid foundation for wellness. Throughout pregnancy, birth and childhood, the chiropractic lifestyle offers choices and benefits for your greater health and overall well-being. Chiropractors specializing in caring for children use very specific and gentle techniques. On the very young, the adjustment is as light as a finger touch. Doctors of chiropractic who are members of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) have successfully completed post-graduate classes on specific techniques for pregnant mothers, infants and children to enhance their skills in this field.
Scoliosis is an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine, a postural distortion that can become a permanent deformity. If allowed to advance, it can interfere with the lungs, heart and many other vital organs. There are three common causes:
- Congenital genetic predisposition;
- Habitual behavioural routines; and
- Idiopathic unknown cause
Regardless of cause, early detection is important. If allowed to run its course, scoliosis often worsens. Severe cases may involve unsightly bracing or surgery that attaches steel rods, forcing the spine to straighten. Chiropractic care is a more natural solution. A schedule of specific chiropractic adjustments can help improve the function and structure of the spine. As muscles are retrained and strengthened, posture often improves. Over the course of several months or longer, the spine can “right itself.” For more information on natural courses of therapy for your child, consider ALLCARE HEALTH & REHABILITATION. We will be happy to discuss your concerns and explore the possibilities.
Reoccurring ear infections (known as otitis media) account for a huge number of pediatrician visits. The traditional approaches include:
This may be effective for acute bacterial infections, but many cases are viral, which means antibiotics are useless.
Tubes in the ears
During surgical implantation of artificial drainage tubes, there is an inherent risk in administering anesthesia. Also, after the procedure, these tubes often come out! Today, many parents are first choosing a more conservative approach that incorporates chiropractic care. This includes a thorough examination to locate, and adjustments to reduce, nerve disturbances that may make the ears prone to infection. Our bodies have an incredible capacity to fight infection. When that ability is impaired, it means something else is going on.