Children of all ages, from babies through teens, can benefit from early chiropractic treatment by Dr. KenGee Ehrlich. Located at The Good Chiropractor in Los Angeles, Dr. KenGee has years of experience relieving neck and back pain in children by using chiropractic procedures.
Pediatric Q & A
by KenGee Ehrlich, DC
Why consider chiropractic care for children?
Even when children don’t have symptoms of pain or discomfort, their young spines may endure enough trauma to cause health problems as they grow and develop. Beginning with the extreme pressure babies experience during a normal vaginal delivery, other birth trauma such as forceps delivery and prolonged labor may cause misalignment of the spine. Whether they’re learning to walk, riding a bike, playing sports, or simply playing, children can develop small spinal irregularities or muscle tears that will get worse over time.
Dr. KenGee looks forward to working with children long before they have spine or muscle damage that’s significant enough to cause pain or restrict movement. When you bring your child in for preventive care, Dr. KenGee can also evaluate whether “growing pains” are signs of a more severe problem and answer questions you might have about your child’s development.
Will my child benefit from chiropractic adjustments?
If your child suffers from back and neck pain, chiropractic treatments may offer relief and a return to wellness. Dr. KenGee will assess your child to see if chiropractic adjustments may correct the underlying alignment issues causing the pain. Chiropractic adjustments that rebalance the spine may also help if your child has other ongoing conditions such as:
- Persistent sore throats
- Chronic ear infections
- Difficulty nursing
How does treatment for children differ from that provided for adults?
Chiropractic treatment accomplishes the same goal for patients of all ages — it eliminates spinal stress so that the body can function normally and use its own natural healing power. Children receive the same personal attention and physical exam as adults at The Good Chiropractor. But the way Dr. KenGee treats children is quite different. He changes the amount of pressure used during spinal adjustments according to each child’s stage of development, using a gentle approach that sometimes mobilizes joints rather than manipulating them.
In the well-trained hands of Dr. KenGee, chiropractic treatments are safe and beneficial for children of all ages. Contact our staff at The Good Chiropractor, and we’ll be glad to talk about maintaining your child’s health and wellness.