Children can suffer from back pain just like adults. Many of the spine dysfunctions experienced in adulthood actually start from birth. Addressing these problems early can offset severe complications later in life.
Kids who participate in athletics and dance also benefit from chiropractic treatment. Repetitive movements can create muscle imbalances and postural irregularities that chiropractic care addresses.
Trauma or injury, from a fall or a bike accident, for example, also warrants chiropractic care. Even if your child doesn’t complain about pain after an injury, it’s good to have him checked out to see if misalignments of the spine may have occurred. These misalignments can lead to discomfort and chronic pain as he ages.
While a chiropractor cannot cure a disease or illness, he can contribute to an optimally functioning nervous system so the body can better cure itself. Dr. Zimmerman may see kids for reasons that don’t seem related to spinal misalignments, but actually are. These include ear infections, fevers, colic, asthma, allergies, bedwetting, and colds.
In addition to improving posture and general range of motion, chiropractic care may also improve a child’s sleep, behavior, and immune system function.
A chiropractor who’s educated in pediatric care, such as Dr. Zimmerman, knows how to work with children and their smaller, more delicate bodies. Dr. Zimmerman is certified in the KST technique, otherwise known as the Koren Specific Technique, which is gentle, yet effective. It often involves adjustments done in seated or standing positions. KST can be more thorough than traditional chiropractic methods and is tailored to the individual child.
Chiropractic care can be a valid alternative to conventional drug therapies and antibiotics, too. Instead of just treating the symptoms, chiropractic care gets to the cause of the issue.
A newborn should be checked shortly after being born because birth is a traumatic experience that can lead to spinal misalignments. Infants, toddlers, school-age kids, and teens can all benefit from visiting Dr. Zimmerman.
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