Why should children see a Chiropractor?
Children are highly susceptible to trauma in their spines. In addition to the physical distress of the birth process, your child will endure general knocks and falls as they grow and develop, which will typically result in multiple subluxations (misalignments) of the spine. Since spines grow rapidly during the first 5 years of life, checking for abnormalities during this time is critical for proper growth and development. Though symptoms may not surface until years later, injury to the spine and nervous system can result in a lifetime of serious health problems.
How safe is chiropractic for a child?
Chiropractic is one of the safest forms of children’s health care. Pediatric examinations and adjustments are very gentle. A chiropractor does not adjust a baby or a child the same way he or she adjusts an adult. A baby’s spine is very supple during the first few months of life, so the Doctor of Chiropractic applies only a slight pressure to make an adjustment. For older children whose spine is still made of mainly cartilage, slight pressure followed by a gentle push is all that is required to perform the adjustment.
What do parents take their child to a Chiropractor for?
The top reasons reported for parents to send their children to alternative healthcare providers were for the following health complaints: symptoms of respiratory tract dysfunction (27%), ear/nose/throat dysfunction (24%), allergies (15%), skin conditions (6%), gastrointestinal complaints (6%), prevention (5%).
How are Chiropactors trained to treat kids?
Both Dr. Amber Eckel, DC and Dr. Kyli Seier, DC have finished over 200 additional hours of post-graduate training in pediatrics through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), and are current members. Both their knowledge and passion for treating children & families is what makes them sought after in the lower mainland.