When your child is in pain, you want fast, lasting solutions. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you want to jump straight to invasive interventions. At Mt Orab Chiropractic, we provide pain relief services that are catered to treat each patient holistically in a manner that enables the body’s natural healing ability to work most effectively. One of our specialties is pediatric chiropractic, which not only provides children with relief from musculoskeletal pain, but sets them up for a lifetime of healthy alignment.
Chiropractors focus on treating vertebral subluxation complexes, which are misalignments in the spinal column that can result in local or radiating soreness. The nerves that lead all over our bodies emerge from the spinal column, including nerves to the arms that emerge from the neck and nerves to the legs that come from the lower back. Vertebral misalignments can be sore in their own right and compress blood vessels, but they may also impinge the root of a nerve. If that happens, a patient may experience shocks, tingling, or numbness along the nerve’s length.
Normally, chiropractors use controlled applications of force to adjust subluxated vertebrae back into place, but pediatric chiropractic requires an extra level of care. In addition to gentle adjustments, the musculoskeletal health professionals at Mt Orab Chiropractic also offer several complementary therapies for children suffering neck, shoulder, and back pain. Those include chiropractic massage and infrared laser therapy to reduce swelling and stimulate the flow of fresh blood to areas where it's needed. We also check children for scoliosis, a curvature of the spine that usually develops during the teen years and which can result in back pain and breathing problems. The progression of scoliosis can be managed with the use of customized back braces while a child is growing, and soreness can be safely managed with chiropractic massages. Lastly, we provide all our patients with lifestyle advice on maintaining healthy posture to avoid overuse injuries. In children, this could include lessons on correct backpack usage, athletic warm-ups, and home desk set-ups for ergonomic efficiency.