54 Sugar Creek Center Blvd., Suite 100 Sugar Land, Texas 77478
Phone: 281.494.1690 • Fax: 281.494.1691
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Pediatric Chiropractic Care | Sugar Mill Chiropractic and Acupuncture

Pediatric Chiropractic Care | Sugar Mill Chiropractic and Acupuncture

At Sugar Mill Chiropractic we can modify chiropractic care treatments to be appropriate for your child's size and needs, using very gentle pressure to correct spinal position and help ensure proper spinal development. Our doctors are able to use alternative adjustment techniques while the parent holds the child in their arms if a baby or child is unwilling to lie on the adjusting table.

Pediatric Chiropractic Care and Spinal Development

At birth, an infant's spine is a single, C-shaped curve and the infant lacks the strength to hold up his or her head. At approximately 6 months, a curve forms in the low back and the muscles of the lumbar area develop. The child then learns to crawl and stand, and develops the strength and balance to walk and run. At this stage the child has developed the three natural curves found in the adult spine.

As children begin to walk they may fall and suffer strains. Periodic checkups can help to identify and treat these problems. Detecting developing weaknesses in a child's spine is key to maintaining good health.

We ask you questions concerning your child's birth and development and then conduct an examination to determine if your child's posture and movements are normal. The exam will include tests of reflexes and range of motion as well as a check of spinal curvature. If necessary, we will refer you to another specialist such as a pediatrician or neurologist.

How You Can Help to Ensure Normal Spinal Development

To lift a baby, support the child's back and neck with your hands.

To lift an older child, grasp his or her body under the arms.

Use an approved car seat that provides support for your child's head and neck.

Make sure that your child has a firm bed.

Be aware of your child's eating habits. Emphasize the importance of eating a well- balanced diet.

Teach your child to maintain good posture.

As your child grows up be sure to schedule regular spinal check-ups with Sugar Mill Chiropractic and Acupuncture. Call us today at 281-.894-.1690 to schedule an appointment!

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