When: You want your child to have all the benefits of a conservative, drug-less approach to health care. Your child’s first visit to the chiropractor can be a pleasant experience, one without painful injections and procedures, but with plenty of nurturing. Dr. White should examine your child during that all-important first year of life when spinal trauma can occur during birth as well as from tumbles while learning to sit up or walk. Improper lifting and carrying of your child can also contribute to spinal stress. Your child’s spine grows almost 50 percent in length during that first year ( the equivalent of a six-footer growing to nine feet in just 12 months). It’s this tremendous growth and development changes which make a complete chiropractic examination so important in the early stages of your child’s life.
When:You want to give your child a head start in good health. Your chiropractor believes it is much more important to prevent diseases than wait until some illness occurs. Through regular adjustments, counseling on proper diet, exercise and posture, Dr. White can help you raise a child whose body is structurally and functionally sound. Your child will also learn good health habits at an early age which can be very beneficial to him or her as an adult.
When: Your child takes a fall. Youngsters take numerous tumbles while learning how to walk, riding a bike, or even while jumping or running around. But after their tears have dried, underlying injuries could go undetected—such as a misaligned vertebra during the spine’s most formative period. Regular spinal exams by your chiropractor can provide corrective and preventive care for your son or daughter and peace of mind for you.
When: Your child takes part in athletic activities. The “sack” of a young quarterback could twist a young spine. A softball pitcher could throw a vertebra out of alignment. Doctors of Chiropractic can do more than correct these problems, they can also help improve performance on and off the field by helping the body function at it so optimum level,naturally without stress and without drugs.
Chiropractic adjusting techniques are modified to fit a child’s size, weight, and unique spinal problem. Parents often report that their children seem healthier than other kids their age. Many spinal problems seen in adults begin in childhood.