Some pain is an inevitable part of life, whether you are a day old or a hundred years old. It's up to us to find a way to navigate through that pain and help our children do the same. For many, the most obvious way to do this is to take over-the-counter medication or seek out something stronger. While that may be fine at first, repeated use of medications can be problematic, causing liver problems or may even lead to addiction. All too often pain relief only lasts a few hours and the underlying problem remains.
When it comes to kids, many parents are even warier. They may seek out information about chiropractic care for children. At Johnson Chiropractic Center in Fayetteville, we are a family practice that can help answer your questions about chiropractor and pediatric chiropractor services available in our office.
How Pediatric Chiropractic Care Can Help Your Child
Whether the patient is an adult or a child, chiropractic care focuses on treating the whole person and getting to the root of the issue to facilitate long-term healing. With a pediatric chiropractor, the same attention is given to taking care of the child's whole health in a way that makes the child's growing and changing body into account.
Spinal Development Issues
In some children, the spine does not develop the way that it should. Some may develop a curve in their spine, called scoliosis. Often treatment from a pediatric chiropractor means they can recover from the condition without surgery.
A poor diet can leave your child lacking in important vitamins and minerals necessary for proper growth. Our pediatric chiropractor can go over what your child needs and help them find the best way to get it.
Dealing With Stress
It can be easy to forget that kids are under a lot of pressure. The social landscape alone looks different than it did when most current parents were children. Often there are strict schedules to follow, and many kids don't get enough sleep, which makes stress that much harder to manage. Chiropractic care can relieve stress and the physical symptoms associated with it.
Growing Pains and More
There are many skills children need to learn as they grow, beginning with infanthood. Some babies' spines become misaligned during the process of birth. Some have nursing or digestion issues that can be helped through chiropractic care. Mental and neurological issues, like anxiety or attention issues, may have less severe symptoms when children are not distracted by other discomforts. When kids are injured during sports or play, those injuries can be treated and further injuries prevented when they are educated by a pediatric chiropractor.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractor in Fayetteville
Call Johnston Chiropractic Center in Fayetteville, AR, today at (479) 935-3021 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor.