Children's Health

 
 
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Our doctors have advanced training in Pediatric Chiropractic care including infant, toddler, preschool, school age and adolescence. Please don’t ignore your child’s symptoms or dismiss them as normal parts of growing up. We have natural and gentle solutions to many of those common childhood ailments.

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We give safe, natural alternative treatments for many childhood injuries and illnesses. Some common things parents bring their children to a chiropractor for are; poor posture, ear infections, headaches, neck, back and leg pain. These conditions are seen as symptoms such as colic, fussiness, unwillingness to play, nursing on only one side and the hair on the back of the head being worn off irregularly. All of these indicate specific problems your child may be having that our doctors are trained to evaluate and care for. Through adjustments, nutrition and natural medicine, we can help you and your child enjoy the benefits of good health and well-being.

Chiropractic is an alternative health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and their effects on general health. Chiropractice is a drugless and preventive approach to good health. It is perfectly appropriate for infants, children and teenagers as well. Chiropractic Pediatrics is licensed in all 50 states of the USA for the care of children of all ages. In fact, Chiropractic Pediatrics is one of the safest forms of children’s health care.

This alternative and drugless approach is best advised in the beginning of an infant’s live, when the spinal cord is still very supple. A doctor needs to apply only a slight pressure to make any adjustment that may be needed. At Los Gatos Chiropractic and Wellness Center, we give safe, natural alternative treatments for many childhood injuries and illnesses.

 

Pediatric Adjustment

Adjusting a child is different than the adjustments adults receive. There is much less pressure required and often the children are in different positions than adults when they receive their adjustments. For example babies are often nursing, sleeping, or in the parents lap during the exam and treatment. We endeavor to make the process fun and accommodating for their patience levels.

Safety

One of the first things that comes up when discussing pediatric chiropractic is safety. The safety profile for chiropractic in children appears to be similar to that in adults(1), which makes it one of the safest methods of treatment. Most side effects were mild and self-limiting such as muscle soreness(2). There are some case reports of extremely rare adverse events(3), but no causal link is established. In fact, for any given condition, chiropractic has a better safety profile than a regularly prescribed or over the counter medication for the same problem.

References:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20525194

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22675226

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18722196

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22627100