At Wakeman Chiropractic and Healing Center, we specialize in the chiropractic care of children. Atlanta area Infants, children, and teens can all benefit from a visit to our office where gentle, effective care is our priority.
According to the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, more than 17% of U.S. chiropractic patients are under the age of 18. Of that, 8% are under the age of five.
Does Your Child Need Chiropractic Care?
While it’s true that children are not typically lifting heavy objects, or experiencing the effects of years of poor posture, they do still experience subluxations (misalignments). In infants, these subluxations can occur from being curled up in the womb for months or birth trauma; in children and adolescents, they can be due to sports, playtime, or just general wear and tear as they age.
Over time subluxations lead to diminished nerve function and can lead to a wide array of problems in the affected area of the body. To prevent this accumulated damage from inhibiting your child’s growth and development, we will perform a safe and gentle chiropractic adjustment for your little one.
We understand how delicate their growing bodies are, and have specialized training in the careful manipulation of their spine and joints. Although subluxations in children are similar to those in adults, their bones have not fully ossified yet. As such, the cartilaginous nature of their joints needs to be handled with special care.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Children
In addition to decreased pain and discomfort, chiropractic care can also aid in the following:
- Immune system function
- Behavior and attitude
- Nursing/latch problems
- Ear infections
- Digestive issues
If you have questions about how we can help your child through chiropractic care, or to schedule an appointment, contact us today at (404) 364-0900.