Dr. Ward is experienced in treating children with chiropractic care and is a father of two young children himself. Here’s what we offer at Ward Chiropractic for our pediatric chiropractic care in Fairfax.
Infant Chiropractic Care Needs
You do everything you can to take the best care of your baby. Your infant’s spine and the muscles that support it continue to develop after birth, making proper handling and movement of your infant important to their growth.
Getting a general alignment check-up for your infant or seeing a chiropractor for joint and alignment issues can help your baby’s spinal health and development. Alignment issues can occur due to the delivery process, an accident or another traumatic event, asymmetrical activities (always sleeping or nursing on the same side), and torticollis.
Torticollis is a condition in which infants experience contracting neck muscles which can cause the head to tilt to one side and can be uncomfortable for babies. Gentle chiropractic maneuvers can restore movement in the spine to help the muscles naturally release and resolve torticollis.
Chiropractic Care for Older Children
Similarly to infants, older children can experience joint and alignment issues in their spines. It’s unusual for children to experience back pain, so if your child has back discomfort, Dr. Ward can help determine the problem and recommend a solution.
Children can experience general alignment issues due to:
- Sports injuries
- A traumatic event such as a car accident
- Asymmetrical activities (such as always sleeping on the same side)
- Poor posture
When you come in to see us at Ward Chiropractic, we determine what the issue is with a non-invasive yet thorough exam and may recommend advanced imaging if necessary.
What to Expect When You Work with Us at Ward Chiropractic
When you come in to see us at Ward Chiropractic, you can expect a family-friendly atmosphere and a compassionate team of experts to assist with your child’s natural spinal health and development.
You can expect a drug-free, non-invasive approach with simple solutions to spinal problems. Dr. Ward practices expert, gentle chiropractic maneuvers, and can recommend specific exercises to do at home in addition to lifestyle advice to encourage and support a healthy spine in your child.
Our team also collaborates with your local pediatricians to ensure continuity of care. Dr. Ward has advanced postgraduate education on pediatrics from the Motion Palpation Institute, which provides clinical mastery to provide chiropractic patients with the best experience.
Get in Touch for an Appointment
If you suspect your infant or child is suffering from spine alignment and joint issues, come in and see us for an exam at Ward Chiropractic. We can talk with you to help you discover if chiropractic care could be beneficial for your little one!