How Can a Pediatric Chiropractor Help Your Child?
The birth process is one of the most traumatic events in our lives. Not only does our environment change dramatically, the techniques used in today's hospitals can do significant damage to the baby's spine.
The adjustment of a newborn's spine by a chiropractor is much different than that of an adult. Most parents report that their baby sleeps better and is less irritable after being adjusted.
Concern about the child's spine does not go away once they can hold themselves upright. Did you know the average child falls about 5,000 times before the age of five? When most parents hear that statistic, they say, "Well, my child must be above average because they have definitely fallen more than that!"
Most of those falls are pretty insignificant, but when they are compounded together with the few significant falls, the child's spine can be weakened. Conservative chiropractic care during these years allows your child to grow up healthy and strong.
School Age Kids
How many times did you fall off the monkey bars in school? Do you remember how uncomfortable those silly little school chairs were to sit on? Do you think these things can stress the developing spines of our children?
Parents of school age children who utilize chiropractic care report that their kids get sick less often than their peers. They also say that they can tell a difference in their child's focus after they have been adjusted. The kids know this too! They love coming into our office.
Junior high and high school students have a lot more pressures on them today than we did when we were growing. The stress of testing and college placement is tremendous in today's schools.
Add to that the amount and size of the text books they have to carry these days. Did you know that around 40% of emergency room visits for teenagers are for back pack injuries?
That's why Dr. Jeff McQuaite is a participating doctor for "Backpack Safety America."
Chiropractic care for teens really allows their bodies to get through their growth spurts smoothly. There is an old Chinese proverb that says, "As the twig is bent, so grows the tree." Think about the wisdom in that saying as you are having to buy new jeans every 6 months because your child has outgrown the pair you just bought them!
Why Chiropractic Treatment For Kids?
Most people ask when they see him adjusting a child, "Why do they need chiropractic? They don't have back pain!"
Well, most of the time it because the parents are patients who are looking for a wellness lifestyle and have decided "If I want to be healthier and it is good enough for me, it will be good enough for them", while the others are suffering from allergies, asthma, ear infections, colic and headaches that haven't responded to "traditional medicine."
Dr. Jeff McQuaite of McQuaite Chiropractic Center is also a proud member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) "STOP Sports Injuries Campaign." Their motto is "Keeping Kids In The Game For Life."