Yes, Dr. Giles is trained in special techniques specifically for pediatric patients of all ages, from infancy all the way through the teen years, and he is also skilled in identifying conditions that tend to be more common during childhood, including issues that occur as a result of improper development of the spine. Plus, by making sure the spine is properly adjusted throughout the childhood years, chiropractors can promote healthy growth and development that can help many children avoid spine-related problems in adulthood. Just as with adult patients, pediatric patients undergo a comprehensive hands-on evaluation prior to treatment to ensure they receive the most appropriate care based on their needs.
Just like adults, children should visit the chiropractor whenever they experience pain or other symptoms, including pain in the back, shoulders or limbs, or if they have chronic issues like asthma, allergies, or frequent illnesses. In addition, children should have regular office visits for routine adjustments to keep their spines properly aligned so serious issues can be prevented. Routine chiropractic visits can be especially important during periods of rapid growth to ensure the musculoskeletal system is developing normally. Plus, regular chiropractic visits can help with more “mundane” issues like back and neck strain due to heavy backpacks or long periods of time sitting at a desk or computer.
Yes, chiropractors can play an important role in helping children perform at their peak, both academically and physically. That’s because chiropractors work on relieving pain and other issues that can interfere with the ability to focus and function. When the spine is strained, nerve pathways can become pinched or irritated, interrupting normal nerve signaling between the brain and the organs, muscles and other structures. Irritation and inflammation can also cause pain that can make it difficult for student-athletes to train and compete. Chiropractors use special techniques to relieve these strains and nerve compressions so neural communication is restored and inflammation and irritation are kept at bay. Plus, chiropractors can help athletes learn how to train and compete without overstraining their spine and musculoskeletal system.
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