Penn Chiropractic Centre is a family practice in Jackson, MI that provides alternative wellness services to the whole family, including chiropractic care for children. This is in keeping with our commitment to promote family health and wellness using holistic healing techniques and therapies. Our chiropractor, Dr. Penn, takes an integrative wellness approach when treating your child. Chiropractic adjustments and other safe, drug-free methods can be provided to alleviate symptoms due to various ailments.
What is Pediatric Chiropractic?
Your child's spine is especially vulnerable to pressure and trauma during birth and the early years of growth. It is easier for the developing spine to misalign as the child is learning to balance, walk, sit upright, and maintain proper posture. Repeated falls from sports or outdoor activities can also injure the spine, joints, or soft tissue, and result in pain. As such, pediatric chiropractic care is specially designed for infants, toddlers, and children with musculoskeletal complaints. A pediatric chiropractor can provide care immediately after birth then continuously throughout the child's life, as needed.
Pediatric Conditions Our Chiropractor in Jackson, MI, Can Help Treat
Parents typically bring their children to us when they are experiencing neck, upper back, or lower back pain caused by vertebral misalignment and nervous system interference. Chiropractic care for children also helps to alleviate acid reflux, allergies, digestive issues, ADD/ADHD, and these other conditions:
- Troubled breathing
- Earaches or ear infection
- Nursing or latching difficulties
How a Pediatric Chiropractor Will Treat Your Child
Dr. Penn will perform a thorough evaluation and assess your child's spine to determine the root cause of the complaint. If your child is eligible for treatment, pediatric chiropractic adjustments may be performed.
- Chiropractic Adjustments: Chiropractic adjustments for children have proven to be effective in correcting the underlying cause of multiple symptoms while protecting them from the harsh side effects of drugs. Using the hands or a small tool, your child's pediatric chiropractor will gently mobilize the joints, bones, and soft tissue to help alleviate pain, improve other symptoms, and eliminate musculoskeletal issues preventing the nervous system from working at its best.
- Deep-Tissue Therapy: Gentle deep-tissue therapies may be done alongside adjustments to relax stressed muscles, improve circulation, reduce inflammation, and provide an overall sense of well-being.
Other benefits of pediatric chiropractic at our family practice include improved immune function, better sleep, positive changes in behavior, and a lower risk of spinal problems later in life.
Proactive Health Care Starts with Chiropractic Care for Children
Giving your child the gift of chiropractic wellness care can help to set the foundation for a healthy and happy life. Our chiropractor at Penn Chiropractic Centre has the requisite training, skills, and expertise performing non-invasive adjustments on children. Call our family practice in Jackson, MI, at (517) 784-7443 to schedule an appointment.