The Importance of Chiropractic Care for Children

The Importance of Chiropractic Care for Children

What Does Chiropractic Care Involve?

Chiropractic care is an alternative and natural treatment method that can provide great benefits to children. This method of treatment can provide immense relief from day-to-day aches and pains, as well as musculoskeletal disorders. 

Practitioners of chiropractic care focus on gently manipulating the musculoskeletal system with manual techniques. A misaligned body can result in a host of ailments, from minor nagging discomforts to serious medical conditions. Chiropractic care involves the manual manipulation of the spine, joints, and soft tissues to ensure proper alignment of the spinal column so that the body can function optimally. 

How Does a Misaligned Upper Cervical Spine Affect a Child’s Health?

The first two cervical vertebrae, known as the atlas and the axis, are the most unstable areas of the spine. Because of this, they are prone to injury and can be misaligned. When this happens, a child’s vertebrae may interfere with the function of the brain stem and spinal cord as they exit the floor of the skull and enter the neural canal. 

A child with an upper cervical spine misalignment may suffer from a wide range of illnesses and injuries, such as general soreness, back and neck pain, TMJ, vertigo, headaches, and migraines. However, if the spine remains structurally strong and resilient, it can properly do its job in preventing such conditions.  

Why Should Children Get Chiropractic Care?

Children are not exempt from spinal misalignments, and the developmental years are when treatment can be most crucial. If your child suffers from back pain, strained muscles, headaches, or exhibits postural problems, an appointment with a chiropractor may help to pinpoint and alleviate the problem. Because chiropractic treatment is safe, drug-free, and non-invasive, it is an excellent option for children with musculoskeletal disorders. 

Intervention is often key. A child who gets needed chiropractic care can be treated to prevent future health problems that might have otherwise developed from persistent misalignments. Many parents seek regular treatment for their children as a preventative measure.

How Our Treatment Works

Dr. Christina Coblish and Dr. Ryan Moeskau specialize in the Blair Chiropractic Technique, which corrects the upper cervical spine in a gentle, effective, and precise manner. This technique focuses on restoring the healthy function of the upper cervical spine by resetting the body’s healing mechanisms.  

During your child’s first appointment, Dr. Coblish and Dr. Moeskau will conduct diagnostic testing in order to pinpoint misalignments in the upper cervical spine. And it’s these misalignments that could be triggering your child’s condition. The doctors utilize the most advanced 3D imaging technology which allows Dr. Coblish and Dr. Moeskau to analyze the upper cervical spine and pinpoint areas of concern. 

After your child is diagnosed, Dr. Coblish and Dr. Moeskau will use non-invasive, gentle, and precise techniques to realign the vertebrae. Once the realignment is complete, nerve compression is alleviated and regular nerve flow is restored. 

And, even though your child may feel significant improvement following their first appointment, regular follow-up appointments are key in order to make sure that your child’s adjustment is setting properly. 

If you are seeking to improve your child’s health and well-being, please contact Dr. Christina Coblish and Dr. Ryan Moeskau for an appointment.

Dr. Coblish and Dr. Moeskau service Boulder, Longmont, Louisville,  Erie,  Lafayette,  Broomfield, and Denver in Colorado.