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When you think of chiropractic screenings and adjustments, your first images are probably those of accident injury sufferers or seniors coping with chronic joint problems. But there's another important segment of the population who can derive immense benefit from this natural form of healing and preventative wellness -- children, including your own kids. Here at Eastside Spine and Injury, Dr. Brian Sims is more than happy to provide pediatric chiropractic care to help your little ones grow, develop, and experience life in optimal health and comfort.
Spinal alignment problems can make their appearance during birth, as the compression on a newborn's body creates subluxation (minor joint dislocation) in the spinal column. This misalignment can present your baby with an unfair disadvantage from the first moments of life, adding extra difficulties and challenges to the process of physical growth, coordination, balance and nerve function. The latter can also make your baby more vulnerable to a variety of common pediatric ailments such as colic, bed wetting, ear infections, asthma, allergies, and sleeping problems. Our pediatric chiropractor can perform screenings and make small, gentle adjustments even on newborn infants to help get their spines -- and their lives -- off to the healthiest possible start.
But of course your little one's spine isn't done experiencing challenges to its alignment. Babies and small children inevitably spend much of the time falling down, bumping into things, and generally subjecting their musculoskeletal systems to bumps and jolts. These impacts can create little alignment problems that may add up to shift the body out of balance, stressing muscles and impairing nerve signaling. Periodic spinal screenings and incremental adjustments on an as-needed basis can help your child stay well and maintain a straight, healthy posture.
The school years add yet another level of challenge to your child's spinal wellness. The daily burden of overloaded backpacks, for example can cause aches, pains and subluxation issues. Our pediatric chiropractor can administer "back to school" spinal checkups while advising you and your children on proper backpack loading and use. If your children are going out for sports, we can perform a checkup to make sure their musculoskeletal systems are up for it. Scoliosis is yet another worry that may crop up as your kids approach adolescence. We can watch out for this abnormal spinal curvature and let you know what kinds of treatment, if any, your child might require.
As you can see, your family chiropractor can also provide tremendous benefits as your family doctor, even for your brood's littlest members. The musculoskeletal care you provide for your children now could make a lifetime of difference in their future health and wellness. Call Eastside Spine and Injury at (503) 654-7400 to arrange for pediatric chiropractic care with your chiropractor in Milwaukie OR!