After a really difficult birth, I had Dr. Harrison check Nathaniel for an Atlas misalignment. He was only 6 hours old! He fell asleep right after the adjustment and his color started improving almost immediately. He has responded so well under NUCCA care that I continue to have him checked monthly."
- Sarah H
We Work with Children!
Childhood is a special time of life in countless ways, including the fact that so much critical growth and development occurs during these years. But just as adults can encounter musculoskeletal challenges to their health and function, so too can children experience imbalances and misalignment issues that have to be corrected so that they can thrive. Here at The Balanced Atlas in San Francisco, CA, we provide your child with safe, gentle upper cervical chiropractic adjustments that can greatly enhance their nerve function and physical processes.
Why Kids Need Chiropractic Treatment
You might assume that the human body is in its best working condition at birth, with musculoskeletal issues only accumulating later in life. But, in fact, even the delivery process can create imbalances in joint position, and some babies need chiropractic adjustment from birth. (Our San Francisco chiropractor has adjusted infants only a few hours old!) Babies are prone to additional issues as they begin to explore their world, trip, fall, and bump into things. It's critical that any alignment errors resulting from these everyday jolts are corrected as early as possible because a spinal misalignment can affect nerve function, which in turn affects normal growth and development. It can also have an effect on your child's balance and coordination.
School-age children experience even more challenges to their musculoskeletal health. Playground antics, school sports, and heavy backpack usage can all wreak havoc on a growing body, resulting in a variety of aches, pains, and neurological problems. Chiropractic treatments and guidance may be necessary during these years to help kids pursue their daily activities safely.
Safe, Gentle Adjustments by Our NUCCA Chiropractor
Bring your child to our NUCCA chiropractor for the high-quality chiropractic care he or she needs. Our emphasis on upper cervical chiropractic adjustment allows us to make very small, subtle adjustments near the top of the spinal column. This technique allows for a uniquely safe and gentle experience while also providing profound health benefits. By correcting alignment and nerve function in this area, we can help your child's many physical processes operate as efficiently as possible.
This form of chiropractic care can help prevent many ailments commonly associated with early childhood, from ear infections to sleep problems. Ongoing spinal screenings during the school years also help us uncover alignment problems and disorders, such as scoliosis, which may require early treatment.
Schedule an Appointment for Your Child Today!
Are you ready to give your child the healthiest life possible? Call The Balanced Atlas at (415) 242-1472 today to schedule a pediatric appointment with our San Francisco, CA, chiropractor!