Pediatric Chiropractic Care

The common trend today in modern parenting tends to focus greatly on more natural, organic and drug free methods of medical care. Chiropractic care is an excellent example of a form of medical treatment for your child that relies only on gentle therapy instead of harmful drugs and medications. Your doctor of chiropractic is trained in various methods of therapy. Many of our pediatric patients prefer a gentle approach involving little manipulation and no cracking adjustments.

Our office can offer you a natural remedy for a variety of symptoms including:

  • Sinus Pressure
  • Headaches
  • Neck Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Arm, Hand and Shoulder Pain
  • Hip, Knee, Leg and Foot Pain
  • Colic
  • Scoliosis

Scoliosis

When pain is present with scoliosis, it may be because the curve in the spine is causing stress and pressure on the spinal discs, nerves, muscles, ligaments, or facet joints. It is not usually caused by the curve itself. If your child has pain associated with scoliosis, it is very important that he or she see a doctor to find out what is causing the pain and how to treat the symptoms.

Colic

Many times with an inconsolable and fussy child the default diagnosis is colic. Even today the actual cause of colic is disputed. The question we’d like you to ask is not how to treat an infant with colic symptoms but WHAT other underlying issues could you be ignoring by giving your child’s discomfort a colic label.

Study finds chiropractic care more beneficial than medication

A study conducted in 1999 by Wiberg JM, Nordsteen J, Nilsson N at the Center for Biomechanics at Odense University in Denmark found Chiropractic care more effective than a commonly prescribed medication in treatment for colic like symptoms in infants. The study consisted of two groups of infants experiencing colic symptoms over a period of time. One group was given Dimethicone to reduce colic where the other group received chiropractic care. The results of that study showed that by trial days 4 to 7, hours of crying were reduced by 1 hour in the Dimethicone groups compared with 2.4 hours in the Chiropractic group. On days 8 through 11, crying was reduced by 1 hour for the Dimethicone group, whereas crying in the Chiropractic group was reduced by 2.7 hours. From trial day 5 onward the Chiropractic group did significantly better than the Dimethicone.

Other causes are often overlooked

Many times with an inconsolable and fussy child the default diagnosis is colic. Even today the actual cause of colic is disputed. The question we’d like you to ask is not how to treat an infant with colic symptoms but WHAT other underlying issues could you be ignoring by giving your child’s discomfort a colic label. Children can experience subluxations (misalignment of vertebrae) during the birth process by being constrained in utero, a breech presentation or even vacuum extraction during delivery. Since many subluxations in infants are in the upper cervical area, there is a strong possibility, especially when there has been a history of birth trauma, that these babies are suffering from head, neck pain even nausea due to spinal misalignments in this area.

Treatment for colic recommends that a pediatric exam is done

A simple consultation paired with a gentle exam by a chiropractor can help you rule out any possibilities you may have over looked.  In general a pediatric examination by a chiropractor is beneficial in making sure your child’s spine is growing properly.

Call today at (215) 283-2844 to schedule an appointment for a pediatric exam.

Visit us at our Ambler Pennsylvania Chiropractic Office located at 701 Limekiln Pike. Ambler PA 19002. Proudly serving Dresher, Maple Glen, Ft. Washington, Horsham, Hatboro, Upper Dublin, Blue Bell, Springhouse, North Wales, Glenside, Flourtown, Lansdale and surrounding areas.

Cell Phones and Computer Use

Whether surfing the internet, texting, playing video games or doing homework at the computer, children spend hours using electronic devices that require repetitive hand movement. It’s important for parents to know about the causes of repetitive stress injuries and how to prevent them.

Back Packs and Neck Pain

Pediatricians are starting to see an increased rate of injury in school age children and teens as a result of carrying overly heavy school bags. This high amount of weight understandably creates a great deal of strain on the child’s neck, spine and muscles that could lead to uneven load on the spine if carried on one shoulder.

Visit us at our Ambler Pennsylvania Chiropractic Office located at 701 Limekiln Pike. Suite 1 Ambler PA 19002. Proudly serving Dresher, Maple Glen, Ft. Washington, Horsham, Hatboro, Upper Dublin, Blue Bell, Springhouse, North Wales, Glenside, Flourtown, Lansdale and surrounding areas.