While it may be tempting to do an internet search and call the first chiropractor…
Why Is Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care for Kids Important?
What is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic care is a safe, drug-free, non-invasive treatment for a variety of illnesses and injuries. It involves the manual manipulation of the spine and joints to keep the musculoskeletal system aligned properly and functioning optimally.
Patients of all ages with varying health concerns may visit chiropractors regularly, either as a natural and alternative treatment for a medical condition or wellness care.
When Do Kids Need Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care?
Though we often think of children as resilient, even minor injuries can result in misalignments of the upper cervical spine. Misalignments in children can interfere with musculoskeletal development, leading to a host of health issues in the future.
If children experience aches, pains, soreness, strains, headaches, or suffer from posture problems, an upper cervical chiropractic adjustment may be just the thing to help alleviate the symptoms and correct the problem. And, many parents find it beneficial to send their children for routine wellness treatments, such as upper cervical chiropractic, as part of a preventative plan.
How the Upper Cervical Spine Affects A Child’s Health
The upper cervical spine is made up of the vertebrae in the neck. These vertebrae help stabilize and support the head and protect the nerves that run from the brain stem to the spinal cord.
For growing children, proper alignment of this portion of the spine is essential for overall good health. Thus, routine upper cervical chiropractic check-ups can help avoid misalignments that interfere with development or impede the flow of signals from the brain to other parts of the body. Proper alignment also allows the body’s natural healing and restorative abilities to function as intended.
How Our Chiropractic Treatments Work
At Well Connected Chiropractic, Dr. Elizabeth Hoefer works to help keep a child’s spine properly aligned for optimum wellness. Our doctors use digital X-rays and cone-beam computed tomography scans to detect the location of misalignments.
Once any misalignments are detected, Dr. Hoefer will use the Blair Chiropractic Technique to adjust the affected vertebra, which utilizes minimal force and gentle manipulations that are precise and effective. With this low-force gentle technique, your child should not experience discomfort.
If you would like to start preventative chiropractic care for your child or discuss any health concerns that may be getting in the way of their day-to-day life and activities, please get in touch with Dr. Hoefer for an appointment.
Dr. Hoefer services patients in Orange County, including Anaheim, Rancho Santa Margarita, Dana Point, San Clemente, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, and Santa Ana.