What to Expect With Pediatric
Chiropractic Care at Dr. Martin's Office
For babies and kids we highly recommend regular, periodic chiropractic care to optimize your child’s general health and wellness. Dr. Martin uses very gentle chiropractic methods to skillfully adjust your child’s skeletal system. This ensures your child will have fewer back problems and musculo-skeletal issues, such as scoliosis or hunchback, in the future. Adjusting a child’s spine when they are young is the best time since their bones are still growing. They have far more elasticity in their skeletal system, which allows your Irvine chiropractor, Dr. Gary Martin to provide gentle and safe adjustments, which is much easier than adjusting adults.
How Dr. Martin Helps Children Achieve Wellness
Dr. Gary Martin is trained and highly experienced in chiropractic prenatal and pediatric care to enhance a child’s health and wellness. Using various methods including massage therapy, gentle chiropractic adjustments, and nutritional therapies to treat a variety of conditions including:
- Bed wetting
- Ear aches and infections
- Back Pack Safety
- Growth Related Pain
- Upper respiratory infection
- Thoracic pain
- Lower back pain
- Neck pain
- Sports injuries
- Auto Accident injuries
If your child is injured, such as while playing sports or in a car accident, you will certainly want to bring them in as soon as possible after an injury. For the treatment of children, Dr. Martin uses very gentle methods to ensure there isn't additional pain during treatment. Contact our office to set up an appointment to treat your child's conditions, pain, or injury.
Starting Chiropractic Care at a Young Age Is Optimal
More and more parents are seeking chiropractic care for their children. Many spinal problems seen in adults began as early as birth. Traditional hospital birthing methods can often 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, nursing difficulties, sleep disturbances, allergic reactions and chronic infections can often be traced to stress on the nervous system.
Since significant spinal trauma can occur at birth, many parents have their newborns checked right away for spinal misalignment. As the infant grows, their activities affect their spinal alignment (learning to hold up their head, sit, crawl and walk, fall on their butt, etc, etc) These are important times to have a child checked by a Doctor of Chiropractic.
One of the most common reasons parents seek care for their child is for some sort of injury and the resulting misalignments may or may not result in immediate pain or symptoms. Regular chiropractic checkups can identify potential spinal problems caused by these injuries, make the correction early in life and help avoid many of the health complaints seen later in adulthood. Just like getting regular dental checkups, proper spinal hygiene is an important key to better health.
Why You Should Choose Dr. Gary Martin, Chiropractor in Irvine, CA
If you are searching for a local chiropractor for your children, Dr. Martin is trained and experienced in providing pediatric chiropractic care for children of all ages ranging from birth to children entering their teenage years.
Dr. Martin will take a case history and perform a specific chiropractic exam to determine if your child has any misalignments of their spine (called vertebral subluxations). His adjusting procedures are modified to fit a child's size, weight, and unique spinal condition. They are both gentle and specific to the child's developing spinal structures. Most parents report that their children enjoy their chiropractic adjustments and look forward to subsequent visits. They also report that their children experience a greater level of health while under regular chiropractic care.
Dr. Martin is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of kids! We believe in the all-natural and safe approach of chiropractic adjustments as part of a healthy, holistic way toward a healthier child. Please contact Dr. Martin’s office at (949) 559-7999 today to schedule an appointment for your child’s first chiropractic visit.