Pediatric chiropractic is another branch of chiropractic care offered by our chiropractors at HealthQuest of Murray. It involves non-invasive spinal adjustments that are gentle enough for newborns, toddlers, children, adolescents, and teenagers. Moms who want their babies to start life with a healthy spine and balanced nervous system prefer to have the first adjustment done right after birth.

Is Pediatric Chiropractic Safe?

Pediatric chiropractic care is safe and helps to relieve various conditions caused by nervous system imbalances. Your chiropractor may use a manual or instrument-based technique to deliver gentle pressure to the spine. Mobilizing the joints helps to correct misalignment. It also removes nerve and tissue interference known to cause neck and back pain.

Conditions a Pediatric Chiropractor Can Help Treat

Some common conditions we’ve seen in our pediatric patients are colic, acid reflux, constipation, diarrhea, asthma, and difficulty latching on to the breast. Body aches, pain, ADHD, earaches, headaches, infections, and trouble sleeping are also common. These ailments may be directly or indirectly related to vertebral misalignment.

The reason for this is the spine and nervous system of babies and young children continue to develop as they grow. However, the backbone is vulnerable to birth trauma and injury from physical activities, such as when the child is learning to stand, walk, and run. Strenuous activities and falls can also push the spine out of alignment leading to neuromuscular imbalances.

Chiropractic Care for Kids from Our Murray Chiropractor

We will examine your child thoroughly and x-ray the spine to pinpoint any underlying condition that may be triggering his or her symptoms. Spinal adjustments may be recommended if the vertebrae are out of alignment. The choice of technique will depend on the patient’s age and health needs.

Manipulating the spinal structures into alignment is an effective way to relieve pain, headaches, inflammation, and pediatric conditions linked to nerve interference or musculoskeletal imbalances. Adjustments trigger nutrient flow to the spine which assists in healing.

Your child can also benefit from massage therapy, exercise therapy, and soft-tissue mobilization. These methods heal, strengthen, repair, and rebuild the joints and muscles.

Other Health Benefits of Pediatric Chiropractic

In addition to promoting nervous system balance, spinal correction helps to improve posture and physical balance, thereby reducing the risk of falls or injury. Children who receive regular chiropractic care tend to have better immunity. They are less likely to develop chronic pain, adult idiopathic scoliosis, or degenerative disc diseases.

Your Child’s Long-Term Wellness Is a Phone Call Away!

HealthQuest of Murray provides personalized pediatric care to children of all ages in a safe and supportive environment. Parents in Murray, Utah, and nearby cities are welcome to call 801-281-0555 to book an appointment.


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