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Chiropractic care is the use of physical manipulation of the spinal cord to align the nervous system for the purpose of maintaining good health. In keeping the spinal column aligned and adjusted, chiropractors are able to help the body maintain good health without the use of drugs.
Chiropractic care has been in use for over a century on children and adults.
Also known pediatric chiropractic, this form of chiropractic care focuses on alignment to reduce physical stress on the child's body as it grows. However, many parents have found chiropractic care to be beneficial even for newborns due to the misalignment and stress they suffer in the womb and in the birthing process.
Additionally, as children grow and participate in sports, the spine can become unaligned from rough play or from physical contact with other children, such as with football or soccer. Chiropractic care is also used to treat children in the event of a car accident or after any physically traumatic event.
Chiropractors commonly treat children for the following conditions:
Chiropractic care for pregnant women, also known as pregnancy chiropractic, maintains a healthy nervous system as the mother's body changes and the baby grows. Many mothers prefer chiropractic care as a natural alternative to medications for pain and discomfort as their bodies change.
Chiropractic has also been useful in treating nausea, and neck, back, or joint pain. Pregnant women have also reported less cesarean births, and less time spent in labor or delivery after using chiropractic care to keep their spines aligned during pregnancy. Finally, regular adjustments maintain the correct pelvic alignment to ensure the baby has enough room to grow.
Chiropractic care is safe and can be used to treat all age groups, from the very young to the very old, when it is done by a licensed chiropractor. Those seeking chiropractic help should check with their state medical board to make sure a specific doctor is licensed before receiving treatment from him or her.
At Eastside Spine and Injury, we provide generalized and specialized chiropractic care for all age groups in Milwaukie and surrounding areas.
Our staff provides massage therapy, chiropractic adjustments, sports physicals, sports-related adjustments, and treatment for automobile injuries, such as whiplash and spinal adjustments for neck and back pain. We also apply the principles of chiropractic to aid in the treatment of specific conditions such as scoliosis and migraines.
Come see us at our physical location at 4370 SE King Rd. #220 in Milwaukie, OR 97222. You may also call (503) 654-7400 to make an appointment or for more information.