How Kids Benefit From Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic Care Offers a Pain-Free, Non-Invasive Treatment Option for your Child. Learn About the Benefits of Family Chiropractic Care.
Chiropractic care is beneficial from the time you’re in the womb (for your mother as part of prenatal care) until you’re in your golden years. Since chiropractic care is non-invasive and treated without medication, it’s particularly popular with parents of healthy kids. But why?
Dr. Llaird Likens is a family chiropractor that has been treating children for 18 years in the Northwest Florida area. In this article we cover:
If you’re interested in a holistic approach to your child’s health, read on.
Chiropractic care for common baby symptoms
Babies are lovely but they come with their fair share of issues such as ear infections, colic, acid reflux, and breastfeeding/latching issues. Studies have shown that in the absence of conventional medicine, chiropractic care alone can decrease symptoms in conditions like ear infections. Add to that the many case studies Dr. Llaird Likens has seen over the last 18 years in Northwest Florida, and you can see that chiropractic care is definitely an option for your child’s healthcare.
Chiropractic care helps with conditions like ear infections, colic and acid reflux because many times these issues stem from spinal misalignment. This trauma can happen during birth as the trip down the birth canal can cause stress and jamming of the baby’s spine. Left untreated, these misalignments can manifest in symptoms like the ones listed. The way a baby sleeps can also cause trauma and misalignment.
It’s worth noting that spinal adjustments are modified and are very gentle for children, using very light pressure.
Childhood injuries healed with chiropractic care
Kids will be kids. They fall off bikes, run into things, twist their ankles and make great but painful tackles on the ball field. And, of course, they break bones.
That’s where Dr. Llaird Likens comes in. An injury untreated can have long-term, compounding effects. He can treat the affected area, reducing pain, inflammation, scar tissue and other underlying issues so that one injury doesn’t stick around for months and years to come.
Gentle, medication-free medical solutions for kids
Kids don’t like taking medicine and we don’t blame them. The good news is that chiropractic care offers a holistic health option so parents can avoid surgery and medication. Chiropractic care is pain free which is particularly important for children!
“Llaird is an amazing Chiropractor. I trust my body and the bodies of my entire family to him, including our infant. He truly listens to your needs and addresses them appropriately,” said patient Matt C.
Chiropractic care looks at the whole person and seeks to find root causes of pain and conditions so that they can be treated properly.
Correcting posture while you’re young
Have you heard of tech neck? Sometimes referred to as text neck, it’s a name derived from the common posture seen while hovering over a phone or electronic device with a bent neck and spine.
Even simply reading with the head forward takes the amount of pressure put on the neck from 10 to 12 pounds to around 50 to 60 pounds.
That poor posture can create imbalances, strain and pain for your child. Ouch!
Dr. Llaird Likens will work to improve your child’s posture with different treatments including gentle adjustments in the neck, spine and shoulders, specific stretches and exercises and even braces or other devices as needed.
Chiropractic care offers a pain free, non-invasive medical solution to many of your child’s conditions. If you have any questions about chiropractic care for your child, call us today so we can help. Dr. Llaird Likens accepts insurance and offers self-pay options and has been serving Gulf Breeze, Navarre, Midway and Mary Esther communities for 18 years..