Children are resilient, but being involved in a car accident can have a lifelong impact on their health. Young children often experience difficulty when trying to describe their symptoms. Chiropractors are experts with auto accident injuries so they will be able to identify and treat your child more quickly.
If you think about it, their smaller bodies are even less developed to address the same trauma than adults do.
There are several reasons why you should take your child to the chiropractor after a car accident.
Trauma causes the spine and extremities to become misaligned (subluxated). Subluxation is most serious when it affects the spine, because that’s how our brains (nervous system) communicate with every cell in our bodies. By understanding the vital importance of the nervous system, chiropractors identify, examine and treat subluxations caused by trauma.
Correcting subluxations through chiropractic adjustments to eliminates lifelong damage that can result from trauma. Chiropractic adjustments are non- invasive and pain and drug free, which makes it perfect for children.
If left untreated, the subluxation (misalignment of the spine) caused by any trauma can cause health problems because of the effects on the nervous system. Examples of common problems include: ear infections, migraine headaches, constipation, colic, and trouble sleeping. As children develop and grow further, these issues can lead to diagnoses such as ADHD, sensory integration problems, asthma, allergies, hyperactivity, trouble focusing, headaches, and bed wetting.
Skilled chiropractors like Dr. John can identify the source of the pain and treat the problem, not just the symptoms. Treating the problem will help eliminate further health issues in the future, and can eliminate the need of painkillers while your child heals.
Is it possible that your child will not experience any pain for a few days following the accident? The quick answer is yes. Children often don’t understand what is happening to them and may not be able to tell where they are having pain. Often parents tell us that they will begin to notice lack of attention, sleep changes, changes in vision, changes in appetite, or problems with behavior.
Seeking chiropractic treatment immediately following an automobile accident can help alleviate these symptoms because we treat the damage caused by the accident.
Chiropractic eliminates the guesswork and gets down to the problem so you and your child can start experiencing relief almost immediately.
Dr. John and Dr. Steve are highly trained at identifying and treating you and your child for the damage caused by a car accident.
A medical doctor will often only treat an injury if it is physically visible. Spinal subluxations are not visible to the naked eye, so they are often ignored by medical doctors or just the symptoms are treated. More often, prescription painkillers are given. No pill can address the damage caused by trauma.
Chiropractic Care is Child Friendly Treatment
Chiropractic care is a pain free and needle-free way to have your child effectively treated for injuries sustained in a car accident. Children are not fearful of going to the chiropractor, and in fact, they often look forward to it.
We are in no way saying you should never go to the ER. If there is a life-threatening emergency, broken bones, or injuries requiring stitches, they are the experts!
When you still feel symptoms after ER visit, our doctors become the experts in getting your health back to where it was before the accident!