Pediatric Chiropractic in Austin, TX
What do pediatric chiropractors do?
Pediatric chiropractors are trained with the latest research and examination methods to correct spinal misalignments in children as young as 1 day old. Correction of these misalignments ensure proper nervous system function to allow the child to function at their best. The pressure used to adjust a baby’s spine is the same pressure one would use to touch their own eyelid. It is gentle, safe, and effective. Click here to schedule your first visit for your child.
Pediatric Conditions We Commonly See in Our Office
As pediatric chiropractors, our focus is simply to correct spinal misalignments. When we do this the body functions at its best and we see it heal from many types of things. We do not treat the symptoms associated with conditions, but rather focus on keeping the body in an ideal state so it can heal from any dysfunction. Moms commonly bring in their babies and kids in for many conditions. Some of the most common conditions that respond favorably include:
As chiropractors we don’t specifically treat any of these symptoms but rather address the cause of where many of these symptoms come from. The upper neck is especially related to these types of symptoms. When there is a misalignment of the upper neck, it alters the nerve transmission to parts of the body such as the eyes, ears, nose, throat, and digestive tract. Ensuring proper alignment is very important to restore proper function to these areas. Click here to schedule your child’s first chiropractic appointment in our office.
Why do babies need to see a chiropractor?
The process of birth itself is often the cause of significant spinal trauma. Even in cases where an ideal, quick, clean birth occurs; the birth process of descending through the birth is enough to cause misalignments in the babies neck and spine. Vacuum, suction, forceps and c-section deliveries cause an even greater tension and stress on their developing spines. This can result in an array of symptoms. Spinal traumas commonly occur throughout our development as we take falls, wear heavy backpacks, or even just being in less than ideal posture for an extended period of time. Stressors such as these, along with many others, cause spinal misalignments.
Spinal misalignments may or may not result in pain right away, just as a dental cavity may take time before we feel that it is there. For this reason, it is beneficial to have a baby checked by a pediatric chiropractor as early as a few days old. Click here to get your child set up with their first pediatric appointment.
Is chiropractic safe for kids?
Yes! If it weren’t safe, it would not be around. Pediatric trained chiropractors use gentle techniques that use light touch, or a spring loaded instrument that is as gentle as a light touch to make a correction. Since the joints, tendons, and ligaments in children are still developing pediatric chiropractors do not treat them with the same force as an adult. There is actually no popping or cracking noise! Schedule your child’s first visit here.
At what age can a child see a chiropractor?
In our office we see children as young as a few days old! We see the importance in maintaining a healthy functioning nervous system (brain and spinal cord) for life. Maintaining a healthy spine and nervous system can result in far less problems through teen and adult years. Just as maintaining teeth at a young age results in healthier teeth for life, maintaining spinal health for life is just as important. Click here to schedule your child’s first chiropractic visit.
How do chiropractors adjust babies?
With babies, there is no popping, cracking or twisting! It almost looks like nothing is even happening. Light sustained pressure on a joint with abnormal motion is used to free up the joint. Since babies do not have the same muscular support that adults do, it takes almost nothing to guide a joint back into the correct position. Schedule the first chiropractic visit for your child here.