Children and adults are the same but different. Most kids want to play all the time, but they also are required to go to school. Most adults would prefer to play all the time – relax, go to the ...View Article
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Full Body Rejuvenation Center in Lithonia, GA welcomes families and children to our chiropractic care center. Kids and chiropractic care are a wonderful partner, as children's bones move easier making our adjustments more effective. Dr. Nailah Smith offers chiropractic care for kids to establish a healthy foundation and prevent future illnesses and injuries.
Chiropractic care for kids also helps alleviate a variety of symptoms such as headaches and ear infections. Our health team at Full Body Rejuvenation Center in Lithonia is also here to support your active child as they grow and participate in athletics. Our children's chiropractor begins care for your baby soon after birth and continues as your child learns to walk, play sports and transitions into adulthood.
The natural act of childbirth can cause trauma to your baby's neck and spine. The journey out of the birth canal places pressure on a baby's body and their delicate muscles. This pressure may cause the spine to slip out of alignment and inhibit your baby's nervous system. When a spine and nervous system are interrupted, your baby may have symptoms that can be alleviated with a simple chiropractic adjustment. For instance, the following conditions, which you may consider normal, can be reduced when Dr. Smith adjusts your baby:
Our chiropractor also educates you on the best ways to position your baby while being held and fed, playing or sleeping. We want your child to have the best beginning so he or she remains strong and healthy for the long run.
As your baby grows, he or she learns hundreds of new movements and activities. Think about the tremendous amount of muscle control required when your baby lifts his or her head for the first time? Even that small movement challenges the neck and back. As your baby learns to roll over, sit, crawl and walk, the spine continues to adapt to new positions and new loads of stress. Our chiropractor evaluates the spine as your baby progresses and makes small adjustments when needed to place the spine in the correct position. This alleviates pressure on the nerves and keeps your baby moving freely. Once your toddler is up and moving, you can expect a variety of other activities including:
Your child learns to move the body in every which way. He or she is discovering freedom of movement and the joy that physical activities bring. Our chiropractor monitors your child's spine for best placement to keep your child active and healthy. During these changing years, your child may also experience ear infections, allergic reactions, asthma, sore throats, headaches, stomach upsets and more. Many of these are alleviated with chiropractic care for kids. Our chiropractor reduces pressure on nerves that may be limiting circulation to the ears, throat, stomach and head. When this circulation increases, your child's body is able to heal.
The rapidly changing body of a teenager requires examination by a chiropractor. During these years conditions such as scoliosis, which is an abnormal curvature of the spine, are diagnosed. Plus, your teenager participates in sports and may be trying new activities. Our chiropractor techniques manipulate your teenager's spine to boost performance and help with injury recovery. By identifying spinal concerns early, we also prevent future struggles for your teen.
Chiropractic care for infants through teenagers helps to boost mental clarity, performance, sleep and overall health. Our family-friendly center supports your family's health needs and offers natural alternatives when you are dealing with an illness. Please call us today at 770-733-1381 to learn more.