Children can benefit from Chiropractic care because they are very active and experience many types of falls and blows from activities of daily living as well as sports and active play. These injuries may not cause noticeable symptoms immediately but may accumulate over time slowly causing dysfuntions. This accumulation of trauma to the joints specifically to the spine may cause dysfunction in the body's development during the first 10-15 years which are the most crucial years in growth and development. Like Dentistry, it is imperative to start young to make the body stronger which will increase the quality of life for all. Chiropractic care is highly specialized for each patient and Dr. McClain is able to incorportate various extremely gentle techniques in caring for children and adolecsents.
It is sometimes difficult for parents and other health care providers, even Pediatricians to recognize when a child has joint dysfunctions or subluxations in the spine. However, chiropractors are highly trained in evaluating the spine, to determine if the child has a problem in the area. Conditions which may be prevented or improved with chiropractic care include, colic, asthma, bedwetting, focus, concentration, headaches, earaches, growing pains, sleeping and more.