Chiropractic care is safe and highly recommended. As a matter of fact, many pediatricians and family medicine doctors recommend chiropractic treatment for misalignments in infants and children. Chiropractic care is one of the few alternative medicine disciplines largely supported by traditional doctors.
All chiropractors have been trained in pediatric treatment and prevention. However, some chiropractors choose to specialize in this area, which means that they pursue additional training and education in pediatrics throughout the course of their career to stay abreast of changing technology and new research. Additionally, although all chiropractors are qualified to treat children, some simply choose not to accept pediatric patients.
The best way to choose a chiropractor is to do your research in advance. Explore these questions:
Because birth can cause spinal trauma, it’s important for your child to see a chiropractor during their first year of life. These spinal misalignments that result from birth can contribute to health problems in infancy and childhood if left untreated.
Additionally, chiropractic treatment serves two primary purposes:
You may choose to schedule routine appointments to maintain alignment, but should definitely contact our office if you’re noticing health problems in your child.
Dr. Joe Piché and Dr. Lea Piché work with one goal in mind: to promote the health of each patient they treat. This means that when a condition can’t be improved by chiropractic manipulation or by manipulation alone, you’ll be the first to know. They’ll refer you to the appropriate specialist to ensure your child receives the level of treatment appropriate for their condition.
Feel free to email us regarding any scheduling or general questions!