Is Pediatric Chiropractic Safe for Kids?

Once you bring a new life into the world, you’re responsible for their well-being. This is a major undertaking for anyone. That’s why when you’re trying to decide if bringing him or her to a Dana Point, CA, chiropractor is the right decision. For this reason, we’d like to shed some light on the safety of chiropractic care for kids to help you as you decide.

Pediatric Chiropractic Care Safety
Pediatric Chiropractic Care Safety

General Information

First and foremost, we have two pediatric chiropractors on staff, both of which have undergone the necessary training to work with children. Both practitioners underwent instruction to be able to perform adjustments on kids safely and effectively.

During any treatments we administer to your child, we use gentle techniques, especially when it comes to adjustments. As a result, your little one won’t feel any pain from our treatment.

The techniques we use are age-specific, keeping your child’s growth and development in mind. We also tailor the treatment to your child’s specific needs.

While you probably instantly think of chiropractic care as “back cracking,” it isn’t that way with children. The force we use is basically just a soft touch, and there isn’t any cracking.

We should note that our treatments don’t include giving your child any medication. It’s also non-invasive, so our treatments never pose the risk of infections and other similar complications. Above all, pediatric chiropractic care works with your child’s body and can be used as curative or preventative care.

Side Effects

In general, pediatric chiropractic care is safe for most children, from infants to toddlers to adolescents to teens. Typically, a child won’t have any side effects after any treatment given at our practice, including alignments. Some kids will feel sore after their adjustment, which may occur the day after treatment. It will, however, subside, usually within a day or two after it arises. This isn’t a cause for concern since this is your kid’s body getting used to alignment. His or her muscles are no longer bearing as much stress, allowing them to rebalance, possibly leading to this discomfort.

If your child feels sore after the session, we recommend applying warm, wet heat to the area. This will encourage blood flow to the region and ease the soreness. You may also run your child a bath and add some Epsom salt to ease the pain.

Thorough Evaluation

Before either Dana Point, CA, chiropractor at our practice performs any treatments on your little one, we’ll have you complete a comprehensive medical information form. We’ll also ask you and your child, depending on his or her age, questions regarding his or her health and current state, such as if he or she has any pain.

Based on the information we receive, we can determine which chiropractic treatments are safe for your little one, if any. This is a step we take to ensure the safety of your little one.

Our Approach

Our treatments are gentle, and our approach to your child is that way as well. We understand that a trip to a medical professional’s office is a scary experience for your child, especially if they’re associated with getting shot. That’s why we take our time with your child and go out of our way to make your child feel comfortable from the start of our appointment to the finish.

At PCH Chiropractic, serving Dana Point, CA, and the nearby region, we offer pediatric chiropractic. It’s known as a safe treatment, and we encourage you to review the information on our site and contact us with any questions you have to see if it may be an option for your tot.

Call us today at 949-503-2691, or use our online form.

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