Pediatric Chiropractic at Whitehead Chiropractic
At Whitehead Chiropractic, we have advanced training in pediatric chiropractic for infants, toddlers and children. Our gentle adjustments and other natural treatments by our Austin chiropractors can help relieve pain from illnesses or injuries without the need for drugs or surgery.
At our chiropractic clinic, we use unique, low-force techniques, which is gentle and safe for babies, toddlers and children. We're proud to be one of the few chiropractors in the Austin area to provide Upper Cervical Chiropractic, which is gentle, safe, and effective.
Our Austin chiropractic team is experienced in providing gentle chiropractic treatment and other therapies, with no twisting, cracking, or popping of the spine or neck.
Benefits of Chiropractic for Babies, Toddlers & Children
Correcting the spine can improve the nervous system's ability to govern all the body's systems. Pediatric chiropractic care can help ensure that young bodies grow, develop and function properly. By optimizing your child's nerve function, we can boost his or her immune function and ease many common childhood health problems safely and effectively.
At our chiropractic clinic in ATX, we offer various therapies and treatments to help our patients overcome their health problems. Research has show pediatric chiropractic can help with a range of issues such as:
- Ear infections and other kinds of infections
- Asthma and other bronchial conditions
- Sore throat and other painful conditions
- Colds and fevers
- And many more
Our Austin chiropractors' gentle adjustment techniques will help correct any misalignment problems that might inhibit your child’s future growth and development.
Upper Cervical Chiropractic: Gentle, Safe, Effective for Babies & Children
Orthospinology (aka Upper Cervical) is a gentle chiropractic technique and analysis system that restores the body’s natural ability to achieve optimal health, reduce pain and ease chronic health problems.
Upper cervical care does not require any twisting or popping to manipulate the spine.
An upper cervical chiropractor focuses on the health of the neck vertebrae knowing the rest of the spine will follow suit when the top two are in working order.
Backpacks can cause neck, shoulder, and back discomfort if not selected and worn properly.
Facts About Backpack Related Injuries
- National Public Radio reported that 65% of adolescents' visits to doctors are for backpack related injuries.
- The American Academy of Orthopedics stated that backpack injury is a significant problem for children.
- 58% have seen patients complaining about back or shoulder pain related to backpacks
- 65% have recommended that a patient modify use of a backpack to improve or correct a back problem.
Here are some tips to prevent neck, shoulder, back pain or injuries due to overstuffed backpack:
Limit the load: you carry to about 15% of your body weight. That's 22.5 pounds if you weigh 150 pounds. Many doctors recommend a maximum of 25 pounds, no matter how big you are.
Distribute weight evenly: Wear shoulder straps over both shoulders. Slinging the straps over one shoulder increases strain and can cause you to lean to one side. Use waist belts to shift work to your trunk and hip.
Keep the load close: The further a load is away from your back, the more your back muscles have to work. Adjust straps to keep the pack snug against your back. Position your pack between your shoulders and hips: Your backpack should hang just below the shoulders with the bottom resting in your low back curve. Never let it hang more than 4 inches below your waist.
Position your pack between your shoulders and hips: Your backpack should hang just below the shoulders with the bottom resting in your low back curve. Never let it hang more than 4 inches below your waist.
Schedule An Appointment with Dr. Whitehead: Chiropractor—Austin
Our Austin chiropractor, Dr. Wendee Whitehead D.C., and staff have advanced training in Orthospinology (upper cervical chiropractic). Dr. Wendee Whitehead D.C. has studied Orthospinology extensively and is a Board Certified Orthospinologist.
Our chiropractors in Austin are committed to providing pediatric chiropractic solutions to address your infant or child's unique needs. Our team has advanced training on how to properly assess and adjust your infant or child.
If you'd like to have your child or baby treated naturally and non-invasively, contact our top-rated Austin chiropractic clinic today.
Call us today at 512-451-0115 to schedule an appointment!