When it comes to getting pediatric chiropractic care for your child, it is important to choose a chiropractor in Santa Barbara who has extensive experience in providing spinal adjustments. Our chiropractors at Advanced Chiropractic Group have been performing and perfecting this technique for many years. Spinal adjustments are proven to be beneficial for optimizing nervous system functions in children, from babies to teenagers. You can take comfort in knowing that our wellness team will provide age-appropriate care in a compassionate environment and with your child's needs in mind.
Musculoskeletal Imbalances in Infants and Children
Misalignment can easily affect the young spine of newborns and children. Stress on an infant's spine and the developing nervous system during birth is the key cause of misalignment and imbalances. Stress on the vertebrae when learning to stand, walk, or run, and trauma from sports activities also have cumulative adverse effects on a child's health.
These factors may end up triggering pediatric conditions such as colic, asthma, and pain. Trouble latching on to the breast, bedwetting, ADHD, acid reflux, headaches, earaches, chronic infections, and difficulty sleeping are also linked to musculoskeletal imbalances. Fortunately, these are conditions our chiropractors can help to correct using non-surgical spinal adjustments and soft tissue therapies.
How Our Chiropractors in Santa Barbara Treats Children
Before customizing a treatment plan, your doctor will do a physical exam and evaluate your child's spine to determine the source of the symptoms. We find that spinal adjustment is an effective way to take the pressure off the spine, alleviate pain, inflammation, or nervous system interference, and increase joint functions.
While our chiropractors may prefer the revolutionary IQ Impulse Adjusting Instrument and Adjusting Technique for adults, our doctors will perform traditional manual adjustments when treating your child. Applying gentle pressure to the spine helps to correct misalignment of the joints, bones, and soft tissue.
We may recommend massage therapy to complement the results of adjustments. Therapeutic massages stimulate blood circulation, soothes aching muscles, and increase flexibility.
Other Benefits of Pediatric Chiropractic Care
Early spinal correction and follow-up care throughout your child's life helps to promote good posture and nervous system balance. Children may have fewer fall accidents with regular care, which can reduce the risk of trauma and injury to the spine, better immune function, and improved sleep. Routine care by a chiropractor can also protect the spine from age-related conditions such as degenerative disc diseases, chronic pain, and arthritis. Of course, all these benefits help to give parents that peace of mind.
Kickstart Your Child's Spine and Joint Health From Birth
Give your child the gift of wellness by scheduling him or her for drug-free pediatric care at Advanced Chiropractic Group. You can continue to bring your child for follow-up spinal screenings and treatment throughout his or her lifetime. To schedule your kid’s appointment, call (805) 681-7322 or visit our office in Santa Barbara, CA.