With three kids of his own, Dr. Huffer is well experienced in treating children. We have been seeing children and families for chiropractic care for over 20 years. Kids deserve to have the best care also, and our gentle chiropractic treatment is wonderful for children. More and more parents are seeking chiropractic care for their children. Many spinal problems seen in adults began as early as birth. Even so called "natural" birthing methods can stress an infant's spine and developing nerve system. The resulting irritation to the nerve system caused by spinal and cranial misalignment can be the cause of many newborn health complaints. Colic, breathing problems (asthma), nursing difficulties, sleep disturbances, allergic reactions, headaches, back pain, and ear infections (to name a few) can often be traced to nerve system stress. Since significant spinal trauma can occur at birth, many parents have their newborns checked right away. As the infant grows, learning to hold up the head, sit crawl and walk are all activities that affect spinal alignment and are important times to have a child checked by a Doctor of Chiropractic.
As the child begins to participate in regular childhood activities like skating or riding a bike, small yet significant spinal misalignments (subluxations) may occur. If neglected, the injuries during this period of rapid growth may lead to more serious problems later in life. Subtle trauma throughtout childhood will affect the future development of the spine leading to impaired nervous system function. Any interference to the vital verve system will adversely affect the body's ability to function at its best. The chiropractic treatment (adjustment) restores nerve system function allowing the body the ability to express a greater state of healing and well-being. Dr. Huffer and Dr. Schramm will take a case history and perform a chirpractic exam to determine if spinal subluxations exist. Chiropractic treatments are modified to fit a child's size, weight, and unique spinal condition. The treatment is both gentle and specific to the child's developing spinal structures. Most parents report that their children enjoy their chirpractic adjustments and report a greater level of health while under chiropractic care. You have your child's eyes checked, ears checked, teeth checked, heart checked, lungs checked - please bring your child(ren) in for a chirpractic spinal exam. A simple checkup now might make a BIG difference for your child(ren) for the rest of their lives. Our office can be reached by calling 614.846.BACK(2225).
By Dr. Randall Huffer