Children & Teens
Chiropractors provide custom treatment plans for all their patients based on their age and health needs. The type of adjustment needed for a child is based on their size and age. As teens mature musculoskeletal problems may begin to become more present. This could be due to sports injuries, poor posture ("text neck"), underlying alignment abnormalities and even hormones.
Is it safe?
Chiropractic care is a non-invasive treatment for children and teens. Chiropractors are experts in providing custom patient based care and take every patient's age, size and medical need into account before providing treatment. Chiropractors can utilize a variety of techniques when adjusting the spine. Some techniques are slower and gentle, without the "pop". Other techniques may produce that popping sound when a joint is adjusted. The sound you hear is the release of gas bubbles in the joint and there is usually minimal, if any, discomfort involved.
How can craniofacial chiropractic care help my child?
Children with TMJ pain may grind their teeth or change their eating habits. Chiropractic care along with cranial can also address:
Sports and athletic performance
Encourage proper posture and growth patterns
Dr. Katie Smoron, D.C., has addition training in child spinal and cranial chiropractic care, along with reflex integration therapy. Additionally she is able to provide orofacial myofunctional assessments (tongue/lip tie) and therapy that is age appropriate.