Chiropractic professionals will want to know if your child has developed any subluxations of the spine. These occur when the vertebrae move or are forced out of position. This is often the case after an auto accident and it can lead to a range of uncomfortable health issues. This is often why people without visible wounds feel a tremendous amount of discomfort.
The nerves communicate with the brain across the spine. Alignment issues impede this communication. As a result, kids can experience chemical imbalances that lead to sleep loss, lower immunity, depression and mood swings. They can also experience a lot of physical pain.
It is often necessary for select groups of muscles to start working harder after subluxations form. This compensation causes the muscles to become overworked and sore. This can even create headaches, muscle spasms and negative changes in overall mobility.
This type of care for kids is both gradual and gentle. The ultimate goal is to realign the spine and promote improvements in spinal health. This can be done through manual adjustment techniques or chiropractors may use massage. As time passes, symptoms such as headaches, extreme fatigue and joint and muscle stiffness are likely to abate. Due to the fact that this is a very natural process and that it is capable of expediting a child’s recovery, it is widely preferred over prescription pain medications.
If pain, swelling and joint dysfunction are very extreme, various forms of chiropractic equipment can also be used as part of a child’s therapy. For example, children may receive inversion or ultrasound therapies. These efforts can help limit inflammation and pain.