Chiropractic Care and Kids
How Does Dr. Picard Treat Children?
Dr. Picard modifies chiropractic treatment techniques to be appropriate for your child's size and needs. He uses very gentle pressure to correct spinal position and help ensure proper spinal development. Treatment may also include exercises and nutritional counseling.
At birth, an infant's spine is a single, C-shaped curve and the infant lacks the strength to hold up his or her head. At approximately 6 months, a curve forms in the low back and the muscles of the lumbar area develop. The child then learns to crawl and stand and develops the strength and balance to walk and run. At this stage the child has developed the three natural curves found in the adult spine.
As children begin to walk they may fall and suffer strains as a result. Periodic checkups can help to identify and treat these problems. Detecting developing weaknesses in a child's spine is key to maintaining good health.
How Will Dr. Picard Decide on a Course of Treatment?
Dr. Picard will ask you questions concerning your child's birth and development. He will then conduct an examination to determine if your child's posture and movements are normal. The exam will include tests of reflexes and range of motion as well as a check of spinal curvature. If necessary, Dr. Picard will refer you to another specialist such as a pediatrician or neurologist.
How You Can Help to Ensure Normal Spinal Development?
- To lift a baby, support the child's back and neck with your hands.
- To lift an older child, grasp his or her body under the arms.
- Use an approved car seat that provides support for your child's head and neck.
- Make sure that your child has a firm bed.
- Be aware of your child's eating habits. Emphasize the importance of eating a well balanced diet.
- Teach your child to maintain good posture.
- Schedule regular spinal check-ups.
Here at Picard Chiropractic, our team takes pride in helping patients of all ages dealing with pain and injuries. Our chiropractor in Huntington Station wants to confirm that chiropractic care for kids is not only safe; it is also very beneficial for their wellbeing. Because of this, we highly recommend bringing in your children for an appointment with our team. We’ll let you know what our team can help with, as well as the benefits working with us will bring to your child.
How Does Chiropractic Care Work?
In an overly generalized overview, chiropractic care involves treating patients of all ages dealing with misalignments and irregularities of the spine. Our chiropractor in Huntington Station believes that these spinal issues can cause a wide range of problems and symptoms. Medical professionals tend to focus on eliminating them with other forms of treatment instead of treating the root cause. By applying specific manual manipulations to patients, our chiropractor works to fix the exact problem, leading to an increased quality of life in patients.
Examples Of The Issues We Manage
Although you may not realize it, there are various chiropractic-based issues that children are at risk of facing. The sooner these problems are resolved, the less likely they are to cause long-lasting problems. Some of the most common issues our chiropractor in Huntington Station can help with include:
- Herniated discs.
- Joint injuries.
- Muscle irregularities.
- Development issues.
Benefits For Children
Our team understands that parents always make decisions based on how much it will benefit their children. That is why our chiropractor in Huntington Station would like to address this exact topic. Benefits that we want parents to be aware of are listed below:
- Promoting healthy living and spine growth.
- Effectively treats common childhood issues such as colic and earaches.
- Allows children to sleep better.
- It helps minimize the risk of future injuries.
- Eliminates pains from the bumps and bruises which are common in children.
If you want your child to remain as healthy as possible, we highly recommend considering working with our chiropractor in Huntington Station. If you’d like to schedule your first appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact our Picard Chiropractic team today.