Many people tend to think that a chiropractor is a medical professional who can only help adults with back pain. The reality is that we treat many types of patients of various ages. As a family chiropractor, we understand that even children can struggle with back pain and spinal issues.
We focus on each individual person’s needs and come up with a chiropractic treatment plan. According to the American Chiropractic Association, chiropractic care may be a patient’s primary method of treatment.
Chiropractic treatment is an alternative medicine option that many people seek nonsurgical back pain treatment. Since chiropractic services are able to treat a wide variety of health-related issues, more and more families are beginning to seek the services of a family chiropractor.
While surgery is always a treatment option, we only recommend it after exhausting all other options. This is due to the fact that surgery can lead to months of slow recovery and limited mobility. Our non-surgical back pain treatment will gradually treat the condition without causing significant negative side effects.
Common reasons for seeking chiropractic treatment include:
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Nerve pain
- Herniated discs
- Sciatica pain
- Sports injuries
Chiropractic care for children
When parents are seeking chiropractic care for their entire family, the main concern is about the safety of the treatment. Chiropractic treatments are very safe for children when a family chiropractor administers the treatment. A family chiropractor has the expertise and knowledge to know the proper treatment techniques for various age groups.
The fact that school-aged children often experience back issues can be due to wearing heavy backpacks, sustaining injuries when playing sports or spending too much time hunched over an electronic device. Fortunately, non-surgical back pain treatment and other chiropractic solutions can be effective in correcting any issues. School-aged children being under a lot of pressure and stress from everyday life can also be a leading cause for the misalignments that lead to both back and health problems.
Family chiropractor techniques
A family chiropractor uses a holistic approach, which means they use some of the most advanced chiropractic techniques that are specific to each member of the family. It also means that they use a wellness approach, which means that they treat the whole person instead of only focusing only on the issue at hand. This often includes a family chiropractor offering a variety of holistic-based treatments that are going to specifically meet the needs of each individual family member.
This can include treatments like spinal adjustments, active release techniques, corrective exercises, nutritional advice and/or postural screenings.
When a woman is pregnant, her body is going through a lot of changes. The weight gain during pregnancy can put a lot of pressure on the spine. Fortunately, chiropractic treatments are able to help relieve this pressure to ultimately restore proper joint function as well as improve essential nerve communication. Prenatal chiropractic care can help make a woman’s pregnancy much more comfortable.
A pediatric chiropractor can help younger children when it comes to dealing with a variety of health issues, including colic and infections that will not go away. As children begin to grow, having regular chiropractic treatment adjustments can be very beneficial when it comes to supporting their overall health and well-being. Due to poor posture habits a child may form early on, children will benefit from learning how important proper posture is. The goal is to help children keep the importance of proper posture with them as they age.
Teenagers can benefit from the services of a pediatric chiropractor when they play sports as many sports can be very hard on the body. Lower back pain is a common complaint of teenagers who play sports like football, baseball and soccer and chiropractic treatments are known as one of the best alternative treatments when someone is suffering from lower back problems.
Chiropractic treatment for adults can be beneficial for many reasons. While many adults will visit a family chiropractor in order to address and relieve any back-related pain issues they may be experiencing, many other adults will visit a chiropractor to prevent and/or maintain their overall good health. Common reasons why adults can benefit from utilizing the services of a professional family chiropractor include feeling less stressed, experiencing fewer headaches, experiencing less chronic pain, lowered blood pressure and sleeping better at night.
A wellness center tends to offer a number of alternative medicine treatments and for people of all ages, including a family chiropractor. Chiropractic healing is an alternative to traditional healing options and therefore offers patients the natural healing approach they are looking for when it comes to improving their overall health.
If you would like to learn more about Family Chiropractor and the various treatments we provide, call (803) 366-7799 to schedule a consultation.