Whether you are new to chiropractic care or wondering if it would be appropriate for your baby or child to receive it, Dr. Connolly makes sure you have the information and support to get all your questions answered and get access to treatments that are right for you.
What do chiropractors do?
Chiropractors are doctors who primarily diagnose and treat problems with your musculoskeletal system, which means your bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints. They are particularly skilled at treating conditions that stem from joint alignment issues. Joints are where your bones meet, and they are necessary for you to be able to move.
You have joints all over your body, including your elbows, hips, knees, and back. The joints are made up of ligaments that connect the bones, tendons that connect muscle to bone, and cartilage to cushion the bones from each other. Ideally, the joints’ bones meet each other perfectly to transfer the weight and stress of moving from one bone to the other.
However, sometimes the bones don’t meet perfectly, and this means they are out of alignment. Alignment issues can cause pain and difficulty moving. Chiropractic adjustments realign your joints, relieving your pain and restoring your ability to move freely again.
In addition to chiropractic adjustments, chiropractors also offer massage therapy, exercise for rehabilitation, nutrition counseling, and muscle stimulation.
Is chiropractic care safe for children and babies?
Chiropractic care is a safe, effective treatment for several conditions. Though most people think of chiropractors as working on backs, they can treat a wide variety of conditions, including hip, knee, shoulder pain, migraines, nerve issues, and sports injuries.
Chiropractic care is customized to meet individual clients’ needs, and it is safe for people of all ages, including children and babies. Dr. Connolly has experience providing chiropractic treatment to young people. Because their bodies are much smaller than adult bodies, they require a much more gentle touch to achieve the same results.
If you wonder if chiropractic care is right for your child or baby, talk to Dr. Connolly. He provides the information you need and determines if the treatment is right for you or your child. He makes the time to fully explain any treatments to both you and your child before beginning so that you are comfortable.
Chiropractic care is more than just spinal adjustments. It includes various treatments and can be used for a variety of conditions for people of all ages.
To set up an appointment with Dr. Patrick Connolly, call the Paragon Integrated Medical office, or use our online booking system today.