Kids Chiro

Chiropractic Care For Kids

If your child has endured a sports injury, has been involved in an accident, or needs specialized Chiropractic Care for Kids, Planet Chiropractic can help your child get the care they need!

Kid’s Chiropractor - Specialized Chiropractic Care for Your Child

At Planet Chiropractic, we understand the unique differences between chiropractic care for kids and adult chiropractic care. We realize that while the basic premise for structural adjustments on younger and older people are similar, there are still some major differences. Whether a patient is 80 years old or 8 months old, proper spinal care and adjustments are very important. But when it comes to our kids, their growing, active, and constantly changing bodies can have very specific chiropractic care needs. We are proud that Planet Chiropractic’s founder, Dr. Awais Butt, is a widely respected expert in chiropractic care for kids. Dr. Awais also serves as President of the Georgia Pediatric Association for Chiropractors. So when your child needs chiropractic care, they will be in very good hands with Planet Chiropractic.

A Child’s Response to Chiropractic Care

In general, children respond quicker and much more profoundly to chiropractic care than adults. They haven’t pushed their bodies through years of abuse and accompanying wear and tear like most adult patients. Parents need to be aware of certain indicators to watch for when considering whether or not to sign up for chiropractic care for kids. Parents should watch for excessive postural changes, babies only wanting to breastfeed from one side, kids struggling with being off-balance, or if they start to run with a hitch or catch in their stride. Planet Chiropractic understands that children's spines are more mobile, and their structure is more fluid than those of adults. As a result, kids usually require only a few spinal adjustments to restore a more normal structural balance. The actual number of adjustments, however, may vary depending on the length of time that the condition has been present, and the severity of the situation.

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Structural Care

One of the core philosophies of chiropractic care is that your body is constantly seeking a natural balance.

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Auto Accidents

The jarring effects of car accidents can cause major pain and discomfort, as well as many long term structural issues.

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Sports Injuries

More and more athletes are discovering the virtues of consistent chiropractic care to actually improve their athletic performance

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How Does Planet Chiropractic Evaluate the Spinal Structure of a Child?

When evaluating the structural integrity of kids, our Chiropractor pays close attention to patterns of movement and restriction. We watch how they typically interact with others. We then place them in different positions to see if they consistently hold their heads awkwardly. We will also gauge to see if they are restricted in their ranges of motion. This same restriction in range of motion or structural tilt can happen with babies. If there is a structural problem, babies will consistently demonstrate similar patterns of overcompensation. When it comes to the actual adjustment procedures of your child, the process is extremely gentle and very precise. The amount of pressure our Kids’ Chiropractor uses when making an adjustment is no stronger than the amount you would use to test the ripeness of a fruit or vegetable in the grocery store. Whether with older kids, toddlers, or babies, you can rest assured our specialists will take utmost care.

Is Chiropractic Treatment Really Appropriate for Children?

Not only is chiropractic care for kids appropriate, quite often it is highly necessary. Correcting a dysfunction early in the life of a child can set Yes, children can greatly benefit from chiropractic care. Children are physically active and constantly experience differing trips and knocks from daily life, as well as from participating in sports. Injuries can cause symptoms including back and neck pain, stiffness, soreness, or long-term discomfort. Planet Chiropractic always adapts the level of pressure and care to the individual patient. We give highly skilled and gentle treatment options.

We Care for Moms Too!

Planet Chiropractic knows what kind of toll that pregnancy can have on a mother’s body. That’s why we offer specialized care for pregnant mothers, as well as mothers who have recently given birth. We find that the benefits of prenatal chiropractic care are often passed on to the baby after birth. This is why we are trained in all forms of prenatal and infant chiropractic care. We have also recently invested in pregnancy pillows that we use during prenatal adjustments to cradle the Mother’s belly and ensure the best prenatal chiropractic adjustment experience.

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We understand that childbirth puts a great deal of physical stress on the baby, as well as the mother. In fact, this is where a lot of the structural problems begin for some children—during childbirth. Most of the mothers who go through our prenatal plan will have their babies adjusted within a few days after birth, to set their precious one on a great path towards excellent spinal health and more efficient, uninhibited, central nervous system. Planet Chiropractic cares for your whole family!

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