Can Children Benefit from Chiropractic Care?
When you become a parent, you quickly realize that you are willing to do anything for your children. From the moment they are born, it is your job to care for them in every way possible. This is a privilege, of course, and it is also a challenge. Kids are a lot of work on a daily basis, and they test your abilities as a person in a number of ways. You have to make decisions for them, you have to protect them, and you have to care for them. It’s great, but it’s not easy.
Included in the many decisions you will have to make as a parent are choices regarding health and wellness. What kinds of treatments are you going to seek for your children? In addition to the usual medical care, you may also want to think about seeing a pediatric chiropractor. At Advanced Chiropractic Rehab Center in Van Nuys and Culver City, we offer chiropractic services for children in addition to serving our adult patients. For more information, please contact either of our offices at your convenience.
Getting Off to a Good Start
Many parents who choose to bring their children in for a pediatric chiropractor visit are already chiropractic patients themselves. They believe in the benefit of chiropractic treatment, and they want their kids to enjoy the same benefits. Also, if you are already a chiropractic patient, you understand the process and what kinds of treatments are available. This will help you to ask the right questions when it comes time to think about treatment for your children.
One of the great things about treating children is their lack of an injury history in most cases. Since a young child only has a short life history behind them, this is a time to get off to a good start with regard to back and neck health. Most of the time, this is not the story when an adult seeks chiropractic care. Adults tend to have years of injuries and aches and pains built up, meaning their treatment can be more difficult, and more complicated. Things tend to be simpler with kids, which is a good thing.
In many ways, the children chiropractor offered will mirror those which are offered to adults. Of course, the treatment given to a child is going to be gentle, given their relatively small size. However, removing subluxations and misalignments can be a goal here, just like it is with their parents and other patients. Many parents are surprised to find what other benefits may come from such treatments, including improvements with constipation problems or colic. Of course, the results will vary from child to child, and you should speak to the pediatric chiropractor directly about your child when thinking about a treatment plan.
Kids Play Rough
If you are already a parent, or if you can remember back to your childhood, you know that kids tend to play rough. They usually don’t mean to do any harm – they just don’t know their own strength, and their own limits. Sometimes, this kind of rough play results in falls and other
accidents. As those bumps and bruises add up, a children chiropractor may be able to help address any neck or back problems that have resulted from the rough play. Of course, if your child suffers a serious injury while playing, you should seek out emergency medical attention right away. Care from a pediatric chiropractor is not a replacement for prompt medical care in a serious situation.
A Family Affair
At Advanced Chiropractic Rehab Center, we like to keep things as convenient as possible for our patients. As a parent, you can certainly appreciate the importance of saving time whenever possible. This is one of the reasons we are proud to operate two locations in Southern California – we don’t want you to have to battle traffic for hours just to visit our office. With an office in Van Nuys and another in Culver City, you can visit us in the location that works better for your day to day life.
The convenience benefits offered by Advanced Chiropractic Rehab Center can also be enjoyed by turning your chiropractic visits into a family affair. Instead of having to visit the office multiple times for treatment of different members of the family, we’ll do our best to book all of your appointments into a time block that works for the family. This won’t always be possible, of course, but we’ll do our best. Please feel free to contact either of our offices to ask about booking your appointments in a way that serves your family’s needs.
As an office that offers children chiropractic services, we are proud to take care of many generations of the same family. If you have already enjoyed the benefits of chiropractic treatment as an adult, you may want to think about exposing your children to the same potential benefits. Of course, you may have questions about this kind of treatment, and we certainly understand. You will find that we are always happy to answer any questions you may have, and we’ll explain the treatment options thoroughly. For more information, simply give us a call or stop by during business hours.
Thank you for taking the time to consider Advanced Chiropractic Rehab Center. We would be proud to serve your entire family’s chiropractic needs, and we make that process as easy as possible by working out of two Southern California locations. Our two doctors, Dr. Mehran Shei and Dr. Parvin Alemi, are ready to help with your chiropractic needs, and you can come see us either in Van Nuys or Culver City. Thank you again for visiting, and we hope to see you soon!