Effects on Kids
Subluxations among kids can lead to different body problems such as disabilities, disease and other signs and symptoms. Whenever nerve flow in the body is hindered, the brain will only get distorted messages, so the body cannot work excellently. Optimum level of health cannot be achieved. Some of the manifestations that parents should watch out for to determine if their child needs to be checked by a chiropractor include hyperactivity, stomach pain, fever, bed wetting, sore throat, colds, flu and poor posture.
Spinal problems in kids can be treated by first having the chiropractor conduct a thorough evaluation of the spine. A lot of these experts are experienced and trained to view pediatric spinal problems. Spinal adjustments may be done on infants and children, using light fingertip techniques to improve spinal structures and other malfunctions.
The pressure usually does not exceed 1 pound. It is usually enough to restore spinal joint mobility. Some of the things to expect are popping sounds as joints are moved.
Chiropractic on children and infants are not painful, although kids may find the first few sessions frightening. It is normal to see kids cry during visits, because of apprehensive feelings. Children only need fewer adjustments, compared to adults, since their spine is more mobile and can be corrected more easily.
The number of treatments will depend on the duration of the current condition. Kids will need to be re-evaluated every now and then to check progress, and if other therapies are required for full recovery.