"Because, after all,
A person's a person, no matter how small."
-- Dr. Seuss, Horton Hears A Who!
Little people need healthy bodies just as much as big people do! Parents instinctively know this, which is why I am often asked if chiropractic can be used for children, if chiropractic is safe for children, and if I am a child chiropractor.
To take those questions in order:
Can Chiropractic Be Used For Children?
Yes. Chiropractic can be useful for any creature with a nervous system (there are even pet chiropractors, since all animals have a nervous system). Chiropractic is used to help the brain and spinal cord relay their messages properly to all the organs of the body.
Since children are growing so rapidly, the coordination between their brains and bodies has to be precise. If there is any interference in the nervous system, their natural growth may be altered. This can occur as a result of toxins, autoimmune disorders, or even minor trauma, such as falling off a bike. Since children are usually highly active, they accumulate a host of minor bumps and bruises that, over time, can cause their nervous systems to perform at a suboptimal level, whether or not the child complains of symptoms. A simple, painless chiropractic adjustment can be just what children need to get their growth and bodies back on track. Child health issues often resolve quickly.
Less often, children may complain of headaches or chronic neck or back pain. When this occurs, a doctor of chiropractic should be consulted to rule out more serious conditions, but these ongoing symptoms may simply be the result of poor posture, video gaming, texting, sitting at desks, heavy backpacks, or other easily correctable issues. If these issues sound familiar to you, consider consulting with a child chiropractor in Peoria.
Is Chiropractic Safe For Children?
Yes! An expertly-delivered chiropractic adjustment is safe for infants, babies, toddlers, children... and all ages. Please check out our Children's Health webpage for statistics and research on the safety of chiropractic for children.
Where Can I Find a Child Chiropractor in Peoria?
You've already found one! Dr. Kyle Johnson of Johnson Family Chiropractic is experienced in treating children. After all, Dr. Johnson has five children of his own!
Dr. Johnson uses only the gentle, safe Activator Methods analysis and adjustment technique, modified specifically for your children. You don't have to worry about your child's safety, because your child will be able to lay comfortably on a table while the analysis and adjusting is performed. In fact, the Activator Methods technique is so quick and painless that children who come to Johnson Family Chiropractic enjoy their experience, and look forward to coming back again and again.
When looking into your children's health and wondering if a child chiropractor is right for you, rest assured that Johnson Family Chiropractic will do everything possible to ensure that your child receives excellent chiropractic care.
Unless otherwise attributed, all content is written by Kyle Johnson, DC, of Johnson Family Chiropractic of Peoria.
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Although every effort has been made to provide an accurate description of our chiropractic care and its benefits, the information given on this website and blog is not intended to be, nor should it be interpreted as, medical advice for any condition.
If you have any questions regarding your condition, you should seek the help of Dr. Johnson in person, so that he may properly assess your condition.
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