Why would it be beneficial to have your child evaluated and adjusted by a Pediatic Chiropractor? Foremost, the first biggest traumatic experience in a child’s life is the birthing process. If spinal misalignments are left unchecked as an infant then these misalignment may lead to developmental problems as they get older. A Pediatric Chiropractor will evaluate the spine for subluxation and, if necessary, perform a very light adjustment to the spinal column to correct the misalignment.
What is subluxation?
A Pediatric Chiropractor’s main focus in the spine is to adjust and correct subluxations. A subluxation is when a vertebra in the spine has become misaligned in relation to the vertebrae above and/or below which then impingements on the nervous system. Subluxations may lead to many developmental issues in children which is why it’s important to have your children’s spine evaluated at an early age.
The cornerstone of chiropractic health treatment is spinal adjustments, often called the “adjustment”. The adjustment may involve a gentle pressure, or a quick thrust to restore normal motion to joints that have become restricted or “locked”. While manipulation may be performed by other physicians, Chiropractors have the most extensive experience and education in manipulation, performing 94% of the spinal manipulations in the United States.
Pediatric Chiropractic Techniques
Although most patients receive traditional manual (“hands-on”) adjustments, we also offer “low force” adjustments, performed with a highly advanced instrument. Some patients are familiar with these instrument adjustment techniques, which are often referred to as “activator”, “pro-adjustor”, or “impulse adjusting”. Although these low-force adjustments are gentle and precise. Experience has shown us that instrument adjusting can be effective when used in combination with manual adjusting. In addition, instrument adjusting is an alternative to manual adjusting. Hence with all of our treatment options, the doctor will be happy to discuss with you which adjusting techniques would be best for your child.
Pediatric Chiropractor within Miami-Dade county:
Our goal is to provide our pediatric patients with the best natural and safe treatments available to them. Dr. Michael White has over 15 years of clinical experience as a Chiropractor. If you are interested in learning more of how our Pediatric Chiropractor may help your child call contact us today at 305-570-1965. We also offer same day appointments with our Pediatric Chiropractor.