At Guyton Chiropractic, we believe that all members of the family should be adjusted.
Most adult spinal issues begin during childhood. If caught early, many spinal issues can be prevented. Dr. Guyton has years of experience treating children whose ages range from 2 weeks to 18 years.
Dr. Guyton also treats many sports related injuries, and he is proud to say that he has treated many athletes from our local high school and surrounding schools.
There can be many reasons why a child may need to see a chiropractor. Some children are born with spinal issues. Others may experience trauma through the birthing process—this can cause spinal misalignment. Parents often have their newborns and toddlers checked out by chiropractors throughout early childhood simply to help with spinal alignment. Often, visiting a chiropractor can be helpful with sleeping problems and chronic infections in young children.
Another reason parents seek chiropractic care for kids is because of injury trauma. Sometimes after an injury, a child’s spine will be out of alignment. Falls from bike-riding or skateboarding are common reasons for parents to bring their children in to the chiropractor.
Parents may also be referred to a chiropractic doctor if their child is experiencing a long-term condition for which another solution has not been found. Examples of conditions would be allergies, asthma, colic, and ear infections.
Some parents may wonder how chiropractors can help—especially with conditions that seemingly have nothing to do with the spine. What parents need to know is that the spine protects the spinal cord and, the spinal cord is what controls the body’s nervous system. The nervous system controls everything in the body—it controls the respiratory, circulatory, hormonal, digestive, eliminative and immune systems.
If the spine is out of alignment, this can make some parts of the nervous system out of alignment, so to speak. This is why taking children to see a chiropractor can help with issues like colic, asthma, and allergies—among many others.