"The rise in parents seeking my chiropractic care for their children’s musculoskeletal problems has increased dramatically. Children are coming to see me for severe headaches, tendonitis in their wrists and elbows, neck pain, mid-back pain, and shoulder pain. While troubleshooting these cases, I noticed a majority of children are hunched over them for hours at a time."
-Dr. Louis Granirer
Chiropractic Care for Children in Manhattan, New York City
I can help your child overcome traditional pain related to spine adjustments, as well as finding natural remedies for common, and chronic illnesses. Any pain-relief treatment, or holistic solution that applies to adults, will also apply to children. However, I would like this opportunity to share with you my observations and experiences related to common health concerns children face today.
Chiropractic Adjustments for Children
When I treat children for headaches and musculoskeletal pain, the gentle spinal movement and adjustments that I perform are geared specifically for their age group. A parent may wonder if I perform the same adjustments on adults as I do on children, and the answer is no. Many times I use about two pounds of pressure, and work with releasing the joints and muscles that have been compromised by their child’s poor ergonomics.
Chiropractic care for children is extremely effective in addressing musculoskeletal problems. Many parents who seek out chiropractic care for their kids understand that their children may have tight muscles and vertebrae that are pinching on nerves, just as they themselves do.
Another draw to chiropractic care by parents is a desire to avoid pumping up their kids with pain medications, which have been proven to be detrimental to the liver, digestive system, and kidneys. Parents want a natural, non-invasive, and effective treatment with very little risk.
Natural Remedies for Chronic Disorders
Another reason for many parents to seek chiropractic care for their children is the child’s diagnoses of ADD and ADHD. Body work in general has been proven to have a positive impact on the mind and the nervous system. Endorphins are released, while stress and pressure are taken off the child’s nervous system through gentle spinal movement. Parents have reported their child’s symptoms improving dramatically with chiropractic care, which makes this is great addition to drug and nutritional therapy. Presently, there are studies being conducted with chiropractic care that preliminarily show very positive outcomes in supporting children with these diagnoses.
If a child has pain in their body, it should be addressed to ensure that it doesn’t become chronic and develop into something worse as an adult.