Chiropractic Care for Children
Safe and Effective
When it comes to children, back talk is not usually welcome, unless you are discussing chiropractic care for children. Many people ask whether chiropractic care for children is is safe and effective and Dr. Steven Schram’s answer would be a resounding YES! Sure, kids are flexible and for the most part, physically resilient. They run, bump, jump and tumble with hardly a thought. Occasionally, however, a child complains of neck or back pain and it’s important to take it seriously.
Kids are not immune to injury, muscle strain, or joints that have gone slightly out of whack. Today’s world involves a lot of hazard to the spine, back and neck that didn’t exist years ago. School backpacks have gotten heavier, time at the computer has increased, organized sports are more prevalent-there is are hundreds of ways even a young child might injure themselves and find their vertebra out of joint. It’s natural to wonder, can kids go to a chiropractor? Should they? Is it safe?
Chiropractic is not only safe for children, it’s wise. Chiropractic care can help alleviate the aches and pains that result form a misalignment of the vertebrae. Children also suffer from many types of illnesses, from allergies to injuries, that can cause pain and discomfort. Good chiropractic care for children means a practitioner that has experience working with young spines, adapting their training and chiropractic techniques to allow for examinations and adjustments that are gentle and non-intimidating.
Extremely gentle pressure (applied with fingertips or soft hand thrusts) is the most effective method of chiropractic care for children. By examining the spine, and using gentle, yet targeted pressure, cavitation of the joints eases the tension in the joint and releases pressure in the surrounding tissue. Children respond amazingly fast so those pesky aches and pains will be gone in no time.
The musculoskeletal systems of younger people are very different from adult systems. Young bodies are still growing and more flexible. Because of their growth, it can be even more important for a child to receive chiropractic care. They can learn early on to use preventive measures to spare their spine and necks from strain. Children that are experiencing discomfort are even more likely than adults to limit movement if they are uncomfortable, which can make some problems worse. Excellent chiropractic care for children will involve identifying those trouble spots before they worsen. Getting in the habit of compensating for back or neck discomfort can negatively affect a child’s posture, alignment and overall health. Dr. Steven Schram can ensure that they grow up forming good habits and remain pain free. One other benefit? Treatment is guaranteed to be drug-free and non-invasive.
Many children enjoy and find comfort in the use of human touch as part of their healing. Dr. Steven Schram has the skill and expertise to address any child’s discomfort, injury or stiffness in the lower back, shoulders, neck, joints-anywhwere their active life has caused an issue. Call Dr. Schram to discuss his expertise in chiropractic care for children at (212) 696 4426. He has the best testimonials-youngsters that have bee able to resume their active life, free from discomfort.