At New Health Medical, our priority is to deliver unparalleled health care to patients of all ages. We use the best, most advanced diagnostic procedures while constantly improving and refining our treatment methods, making us the number one chiropractic center in Torrance and the surrounding South Bay area.
Gonstead chiropractic – a safe, effective solution for patients of all ages
The Gonstead system of chiropractic is one of the safest and most effective forms of chiropractic treatment available – it has successfully helped countless patients, including infants, pregnant women, and seniors.
At New Health Medical, we take pride in our experience and expertise in the Gonstead approach. Our Gonstead doctors are highly skilled in performing Gonstead adjustments with great care and specificity. Each adjustment accurately targets problematic spinal joints, helping restore them to their proper position and motion, which results to optimal nerve function and improved health.
Should children have chiropractic treatment?
Spinal problems can occur as early as birth, which is why there are many parents who have their newborns checked by chiropractors right away. In some cases, the process of birth can cause stress and damage to an infant’s spine and nervous system.
When there are misalignments in a newborn’s spine, it can irritate his or her nervous system, causing health problems such as breathing disorders, sleep difficulties, nursing difficulties, allergic reactions, and chronic infections.
As the infant ages, normal activities such as lifting the head, sitting, crawling, and walking can affect the child’s spinal alignment. If left unchecked, injuries during an infant’s growing period may lead to more complications later on in life. In addition, injuries throughout childhood can have a negative effect on the development of the spine, compromising the nervous system and impairing its function.
How safe is chiropractic treatment for my child?
Because chiropractic treatment is a drugless, non-invasive, and preventive approach, it is very ideal for infants, and children. The treatment is licensed in all 50 states in the U.S.
All over the world, chiropractic is recognized as one of the safest health care treatments for children. There are chiropractors who specialize in treating infants, as techniques differ from the ones typically used for adults. For infants, only a slight pressure is needed for adjustments, as their spines are still very delicate.
Chiropractic treatment is highly recommended to parents who want their child to grow up healthy. As mentioned earlier, spinal trauma or injury can occur early on in life, which is why parents should get a chiropractic exam for their children before they reach the age of one.
How chiropractic can help infants and children
Regular chiropractic checkups may help identify any potential spinal injuries or disorders in children at a young age, decreasing the risk of getting health complaints that are normally seen later on in adults. A healthy spine leads to better health.
In other cases, there are parents who seek chiropractic care for a variety of conditions common to children such as allergies, ear infections, headaches, colic, or asthma.
Although chiropractic care can be beneficial to children who have these conditions, parents should understand that it will not necessarily serve as treatment. Chiropractic care’s goal is to identify and rehabilitate misalignments that can impair the nerve system, ultimately affecting the body’s overall function. Chiropractic adjustments can help restore nerve system function, giving a child better overall health and well-being.