Pediatric Chiropractor in Bend, OR
Our chiropractors in Bend prioritizes pediatric chiropractic care.
- Professional Chiropractor
- Non-Invasive Treatment
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Our Bend Chiropractic Care clinic for children is here for your entire family! Call us at (541) 480-0518 to schedule your appointment today!
Chiropractic care might not seem like it would be necessary for young children, yet there are many situations where they can benefit even more than adults. Many newborn babies will sustain their first spinal misalignment during the birthing process. A traumatic birth process can have a significant influence on the undeveloped spine of a baby.
We have pediatric chiropractors at the Elevation Spine Center in Bend, Oregon, qualified to provide expert chiropractic care for young patients. Chiropractic care can help develop your child’s overall health to achieve their full potential. Our skilled chiropractors are well-trained in the musculoskeletal and neurological development of infants, toddlers, children and adolescents, and how they may differ from adults.
A child suffers from numerous stressful events, and they are likely to experience a great deal more falls and accidents than a typical adult would. There is a possibility that a stressful event could cause spinal misalignment. Whenever your child suffers an accident like this, you should bring them to our chiropractic center for expert diagnosis and treatment.
Adjustment differences between adults and youth
A more gentle approach for children
As you might expect, the approach for corrective chiropractic care will be different between adults and children. For example, the pressure exerted on a baby during a chiropractic adjustment is roughly equivalent to the pressure used to determine the ripeness of a tomato. These techniques require a considerable amount of skill and practice, which is why our expert chiropractors are very skilled in using these techniques.
Youngsters will also receive chiropractic adjustments, but they will often be more gentle because their spine structure is less developed. Older children, of course, will have more fully developed spinal columns, which means they can accept a bit more adjusting pressure. The level of pressure exertion often corresponds to the age and condition of the child.
When to bring your child in for pediatric chiropractic care
There’s no time like the present
You should bring your youngster in as soon as possible for an initial chiropractic exam. As your child develops, they may require regular chiropractic checkups and perhaps adjustments of the spine. Thus, it is crucial to get them started on the right track to develop normally. Here are some of the things we’ll be looking for when you bring your youngster into us for an initial assessment:
- your child is developing at the right pace for their body type
- your child can actively play and move around effortlessly
- your child has good posture
- your child’s developmental milestones are properly transitioning into adult milestones.
Your child’s spine will grow by 50% in their first year, and this represents the period of most rapid growth. That’s why it’s very important to ensure that your child has proper spinal alignment during that first year because it sets up everything that follows. Those who observe a normal pattern of spinal development are likely to have an upright posture, good balance, optimal movement, effective shock absorption, and an optimal upright position. So the short answer is – the best time to bring your child in for chiropractic care is as early as possible.