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What Parents Should Know About Pediatric Chiropractic Treatment


Your child's health is your top concern, and it's important to do your research when it comes to their well-being. Pediatric chiropractic care is widely proven to be safe and effective. Before beginning to look for a chiropractor for kids, it's important that you understand the difference between pediatric chiropractic and adult chiropractic care, as well as what you should look for when it comes to choosing a pediatric chiropractor. Here, we'll explore what you need to know before your child's first appointment with a chiropractor. 

What is Pediatric Chiropractic Care?

Pediatric Care, Chiropractor treating a kid in clinic.

Pediatric chiropractic care is the practice of chiropractic techniques on children to benefit both their bone and joint health as well as other conditions, including asthma, colic, and more. Since a child's body is growing, it's important to choose a chiropractor who has been specially trained to work with children. Pediatric chiropractors utilize gentle techniques that are safe and effective for your child.

Conditions Treated with Pediatric Chiropractic Care

There are many common childhood conditions that can be addressed with pediatric chiropractic care, including:

  • Back pain
  • Joint pain
  • Injury treatment
  • Colic
  • Asthma
  • Recurrent ear infections
  • Digestive issues (including reflux)

Often, chiropractic care is used in tandem with other treatment methods, including those prescribed by your child's pediatrician.

Young baby boy suffers from indigestion crawling on a bed at home.

Safety Considerations

Many parents are concerned as to whether pediatric chiropractic care is a safe option for their child. Chiropractors who are specially trained to treat children understand how to safely care for your child. At Larson Chiropractic and Acupuncture, we work closely with your child to ensure their safety and comfort. When choosing a pediatric chiropractor, be sure to choose someone who has the skill and experience necessary to safely work with young patients.

Benefits of Pediatric Chiropractic Treatment

When you choose chiropractic treatment for children, you're choosing a holistic healthcare alternative that can complement other types of medical care. Children who receive chiropractic treatment experience proper alignment of the spine, improved nervous system function, and a heightened sense of well-being. Sleep, digestion, and immune function can all be improved with chiropractic care. In a body that's constantly growing and changing, it's normal for kids to go through pain. Chiropractic care can help make life more comfortable for growing kids.

Female chiropractor working with a young boy patient.

Tips for Choosing a Pediatric Chiropractor

When choosing a pediatric chiropractor, it's key that you do your research. In addition to choosing a Doctor of Chiropractic whose treatment plan aligns with your family's values and goals, you'll also want to look at the credentials and experience of the chiropractor you're considering. Ask questions when choosing a chiropractor, and find out what qualifications the doctors you're considering have to practice chiropractic care for children. 

Chiropractic care for kids is a safe, healthy way to help your little ones grow healthy and strong. If you're searching for pediatric chiropractic care, we're here to help. We believe in open communication with both you and your child's healthcare providers, allowing you to make fully informed decisions when it comes to the health of your child. Reach out to Larson Chiropractic and Acupuncture today at (402) 421-1626 to learn how we can help your child feel their best. 

Chad Larson is a chiropractor who serves both the Lincoln and the surrounding areas in NE. Dr. Larson seeks to improve his chiropractic patients’ health and wellness in all areas of their lives. With a patient centered focus, he likes to treat the “whole person” in his work as a chiropractor, which means looking for the underlying cause of disease.
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    3855 Village Dr. Ste 200
    Lincoln, NE 68516
    United States
    Phone: 402-421-1626

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