Integrity Auto & Work Injury Chiropractic Clinic in Beaverton is dedicated to providing top-quality chiropractic care to children of all ages. Our experienced chiropractors understand that children’s bodies are still developing and require special attention and care. We specialize in a variety of treatments that can help improve your child’s overall health and well-being.
Chiropractic care is a safe and effective alternative to traditional medical treatments for children. We use a variety of techniques to help realign your child’s spine and improve their overall spinal health. Our treatments can help alleviate symptoms of conditions such as:
- Growing pains
- Sports injuries
- Ear infections
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Our chiropractors use a gentle, hands-on approach to adjust your child’s spine and improve their overall health. We take the time to explain our treatments to both you and your child so that they feel comfortable and at ease throughout the process.
We also offer a variety of other therapies to help alleviate symptoms and improve your child’s overall health. These include:
- Massage therapy
- Rehabilitation exercises
- Chiropractic adjustments
At Integrity Auto & Work Injury Chiropractic Clinic, we believe in treating the whole child and not just their symptoms. We take the time to get to know your child and understand their unique needs and concerns. We work closely with you and other healthcare providers to ensure that your child receives the best possible care.
If you’re looking for a safe and effective way to improve your child’s overall health, give us a call today. We’re here to help and are always happy to answer any questions you may have.
PEDIATRIC CHIROPRACTIC IN PORTLAND OREGON
It may be difficult to imagine that a child would need chiropractic care. They seldom complain of chronic pain the way adults do and their bodies appear to be made of rubber in the way they bounce back from injury. The truth is, children’s bodies are under a lot of stress while they are in a state of development and keeping them healthy requires maintenance.
Stress and trauma to the body and spine commonly begin with the birthing process. Infant’s spines can easily become misaligned from the intense pressure involved in both natural and Cesarean births. Unfortunately, other than crying, they have no way of communicating their pain, and it’s source, to us. Throughout infancy they may sleep in awkward positions, and occasionally take a tumble. As children, they grow into toddlers who strain, and twist, and fall, while learning to crawl and walk. Luckily, they are very resilient and can take a lot of impact, but it is not uncommon for these injuries to develop into patterns of movement that will pull a child’s bones out of alignment over time.
As kids, they may start to develop bad posture. Sitting in front of a computer or TV can have serious repercussions on the spine. Playing contact sports, wearing heavy backpacks (most likely the wrong way), and even sitting in desks can all cause issues. As teenagers, they begin to deal with the stress of more daily responsibilities, like becoming part of the work force, and use their bodies to perform physical labor such as painting houses and serving tables.
As you can see, there are plenty of opportunities throughout development for a child’s body, and particularly their spine, to become out of alignment which will affect other aspects of their healthy nervous system function and development.
HOW CAN I TELL IF MY CHILD NEEDS CHIROPRACTIC CARE?
A child’s spine can become quite misaligned without any awareness on their part of pain or discomfort. Children have not always developed enough awareness of their bodies to identify a subtle chronic issue developing. Even when a child is experiencing pain, they may not be able to communicate it to you and it can come across as grumpiness, acting out, or incessant crying. Issues with the spine can also be the source of many other childhood issues.
WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR KIDS?
A chiropractic treatment for a child begins with an extensive examination to determine the exact issue and the best route for treatment. Even if your child is too young to communicate, or too shy, a chiropractor has the skills to work with them to find out exactly what is going on before proceeding with treatment, if it is determined treatment is needed. Gentle and non-invasive adjustments are then made to the spine. Children will often become relaxed and even fall asleep following treatment, a good sign that it has been effective. If you are concerned about your child’s spinal health, call our team at Integrity Chiropractic Clinic to set up a consultation today.