When you think of a chiropractor, you probably think of an individual treating adults who have back pain. However, chiropractic care extends far beyond that. In fact, at Southern Palms Chiropractic and Wellness, serving Spartanburg, SC, and the nearby region, we see children on a regular basis. And our pediatric chiropractor, Dr. Shaneen Brown, works with both the parent and the child to create a plan that's both safe and effective.
About Pediatric Chiropractic
You may bring your child into our Spartanburg, SC, office for either routine maintenance or help with conditions like, ADHD, chronic ear infections, allergies, asthma, sports injuries, and more.
Pediatric chiropractic care is a bit different from standard chiropractic care. While the treatments are essentially the same and work to optimize the nervous system, they're altered to accommodate children's growing bodies. For instance, while we can offer spinal adjustments with more force for adults, the ones for kids are much more gentle.
Pediatric Chiropractic as Preventative Care
Just as you feed your child healthy foods and encourage exercise to prevent health problems, you can use chiropractic adjustments and other services provided by a pediatric chiropractor to prevent problems from occurring in the future. Let's take the spine for example. It needs to grow and develop in proper alignment, or it could cause issues in the future.
Pediatric Chiropractic as Curative Care
A number of issues that plague children are related to the nervous system. Children with ADHD experience a great deal of stress, but soothing touch is known to help the body relax and cease the production of stress hormones. By optimizing function in this system, your kid's unpleasant symptoms that could be hindering their can be more manageable through natural means.
Another example is earaches. While the eustachian tubes don't seem to have a connection with the spine, they do when you think about it. The C1 vertebrae - the one directly under the skull - can have an impact on the eustachian tube draining. By correcting the problem, fluid can flow from the tube. Overall, improving spinal health and nervous system function can reduce inflammation and optimize the child's immune system. As a result, he or she is more equipped to fight ear infections.
At Southern Palms Chiropractic and Wellness, serving Spartanburg, SC, and the general vicinity, our pediatric chiropractor helps the youngest patients clear up until they become adults, and we can even care for them as adults. We help with a variety of issues, and it's safe and all-natural.
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Brown today by calling 864-256-1437.
Chiropractic has been regarded for centuries as a vital aspect of a healthy life. Touch is among the first of the senses to develop in newborns, and babies respond positively to human touch both physically and emotionally. Chiropractors understand the special needs of small children and provide soothing services that is nurturing and enjoyable to babies.
Children of all ages can benefit from chiropractic as a stress reducer. Stress has been linked to immune system functionality, and chiropractic has proven benefits in combating illness from asthma to eczema by boosting immunity and reducing stress. In addition, chiropractic provides much-needed human touch that helps to promote healthy emotional development.
Children with special needs can benefit greatly from chiropractic. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, can be regulated with chiropractic by a trained therapist, and many clients report increased ability to focus and maintain better self-control in school with the help of chiropractic. Chiropractic can also help children fall asleep more easily, sleep more soundly and enjoy feelings of alertness all day long.