Pediatric Chiropractic Care in North Massapequa
Providing children with chiropractic care is an excellent way to promote proper growth and development as well as good health. While musculoskeletal problems may be one reason for a child to see a chiropractor, nutritional counseling and other chiropractic services can improve health as well. Dr. Vanessa Troise – Chiropractic and Holistic Wellness in North Massapequa has some information for you to read about chiropractic care for children.
Why Do Children Need Chiropractic Care?
Children are generally much more active than adults and may go “full steam ahead” to the detriment of their bodies. Even infants can be subject to spinal alignment problems during the birthing process. Falls, daily habits such as slouching at a desk, carrying a heavy backpack, or sports injuries may all take a toll on a child’s musculoskeletal system. Some children are born with or develop problems that respond to chiropractic treatment, such as flat feet, excessively high arches, or scoliosis.
The Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Children
Chiropractors believe that the health of the body is affected by spinal alignment. Nerves that regulate the body systems and organs run off the spinal cord. If they are compressed or irritated, pain can result, but organ system function may also be hampered. Chiropractic adjustments can relieve pain and promote better nervous system regulation. Your child may even show improvement in what you might consider unrelated conditions such as bed-wetting, earaches and ear infections, asthma, allergies, and even ADHD.
Chiropractic Care for Children FAQs
- Does it hurt? Chiropractic treatment is generally painless, although the area of an injury may be tender to palpation. Dr. Troise uses a number of gentle techniques to effect healing.
- How long does it take? Treatment length depends on the problem. In some cases a single adjustment is all that’s necessary – for chronic conditions, more treatments are necessary. Children often improve more quickly than adults, however, especially if treatment is instituted early.
- Is chiropractic safe? Injuries from chiropractic are very rare and the American Chiropractic Association considers this treatment safe for children.
- How do I know if my child needs treatment? It’s always a good idea to have an assessment after an injury. Unless pain is severe, the child may not report problems. Children who can’t talk yet may show behavior changes, sleep problems, or changes in appetite.
Schedule an Appointment Today!
If you need a pediatric chiropractor in North Massapequa, please contact Dr. Vanessa Troise - Chiropractic and Holistic Wellness at (516) 798-1887. We are located at 952 N Broadway in North Massapequa. We offer extended hours and lunch-time appointments as well as Saturday hours to meet the needs of your busy schedule. We also provide nutritional counseling, lifestyle advice, spinal and postural screenings, corrective exercises, and physiotherapy for children as well as adults of all ages.