Pediatric Chiropractor for Children in Longmont
Infants and children can gain great benefit through pediatric chiropractic care by helping to keep them healthy and free of pain. A chiropractic adjustment on a child involves significantly lighter touch than on an adult since kids typically do not have the muscle tension adults do.
Like an adult, a child’s vertebrae can become misaligned either through birth trauma, a sports injury, hours of sitting in class or an accident. When a vertebra is misaligned, it can put pressure on the spinal nerves blocking proper communication between the body and the brain. When the nervous system is not working properly, it can result in many symptoms ranging from pain to asthma, difficulty focusing, or trouble sleeping through the night.
Often times, kids are not able to express where or how they hurt, if they recognize they hurt at all. A chiropractic adjustment on a child uses an extremely light touch to realign the vertebrae thus unblocking the nervous system and relieving pain and symptoms.
Parents often seek a Longmont chiropractor to care for their kids who suffer from any of the following:
- Back or neck pain
- Headaches or migraines
- ADD and ADHD
- Acid reflux
- Sensory Processing Disorder
- Toe walking
- Chronic ear infections or sinusitis
- Postural disorders (scoliosis, pigeon toes, etc)
Dr. Christine Illman is a pediatric specialist and is currently undergoing the 180 hour certification from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) then continuing on to receive her Diplomate in pediatric chiropractic care. Dr. Chris loves working with kids and is happy to provide a complimentary consultation to determine whether your child qualifies for chiropractic care.