Chiropractic Care for Kids

It’s a common belief that chiropractic care is only for adults, but many chiropractic patients are children or even infants. It’s important to have children examined early on in their development in order to ensure that they’re growing properly, as well as to address any potential problems.

Chiropractic Care Promotes Overall Good Health

Children with a well-aligned spine tend to have great posture and improved overall health. Chiropractic care not only aligns the spine and neck but also clears the neurological pathways. This aids in the proper functioning of the neurological system, which is essential for good health.

A child being examined by a doctor

Chiropractic Care Can Improve Breastfeeding Success

During breastfeeding, many babies find it difficult to stay or latch on to the breast. Chiropractic care can help remedy this issue by ensuring the spine, neck, and shoulders are properly aligned. This way, the baby is in a more comfortable position when feeding and the process becomes more pleasant for both mother and child.

Chiropractic Care Can Help Protect Children From Injury

The bones of newborns and toddlers are more flexible than those of adults but they are not impervious to injuries. Regular chiropractic therapy is a wonderful approach to preventing injuries in youngsters. Chiropractic care becomes particularly important when your child begins to become more mobile.

Chiropractic Care Can Improve Sleep

For some children and babies, a good night’s sleep comes naturally. However, this does not apply to all babies or children. Chiropractors can help if your child’s vertebrae are misaligned and causing discomfort or disruption to the nervous system. A properly aligned spine can make easing into a comfortable night of rest quick and simple.

Chiropractic Care Helps Improve Mental Clarity

Several studies have demonstrated that chiropractic treatment for children with ADHD / ADD has resulted in excellent outcomes. Some studies have even shown that chiropractic may be just as effective as medical intervention, which can make it a great treatment to combine with a child’s established plan.

Dr. Angela Tharnish has provided chiropractic care for children and babies throughout the North Charleston, SC area. If you’d like to have your child seen by an experienced, professional chiropractor, please feel free to give us a call at the Charleston Pain Relief Center. One of our staff will answer your questions, address your concerns, and book you an appointment.

Chiropractic Care for Ear Infections

In the United States, ear infections account for more than a third of all pediatrician visits. Antibiotics are typically the most common treatment for ear infections, though this measure sometimes fails to treat viral ear infections. When antibiotics are given to treat the wrong form of infection, more harm than good is done to a child’s developing body.

In situations where antibiotics are effective, a child’s immune system can become resistant to them, causing them to stop working, leading to susceptibility to new illnesses.

This issue occurs when a medication is overused, which may happen unintentionally for children who experience frequent ear infections.

Symptoms of Ear Infections

  • Pain in and around the ear
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Fever
  • Tugging on/scratching at the ear
  • Irritability

How Can Chiropractic Care Help With Ear Infections?

Ear infections are a common reason for a child to seek chiropractic care. Because the cervical spine is frequently misaligned during the delivery process, stress is placed on the neural system, preventing it from performing at its best.

Misalignments can lead to ear infections because the nerves traveling from the ear to the neck are under too much pressure and the drainage tube in the middle ear becomes blocked.

Chiropractic adjustments help align the neck properly, which mobilizes the ear’s drainage system, allowing fluid to escape without causing infection. The child’s body can then produce its own antibodies and recover from the infection more quickly.

Chiropractic care is a relatively quick, painless, and totally non-invasive way to clear up ear infections, and an effective method for preventing future infections from occurring.

Our team sees every patient as a unique individual and every treatment plan developed utilizes therapeutic approaches that will best fit the patient’s needs. Dr. Tharnish can use a variety of adjustments and options depending on the patient’s requirements, meaning that every session is dedicated to the patient’s personal wellness.

Spinal adjustments for children are done gently and carefully to ensure effectiveness without pain and discomfort.

If you’d like to have your child seen by an experienced, professional chiropractor, please feel free to give us a call at 843-225-2550 or request an appointment.