Chiropractic therapy is a commonly known-about medical field, yet it is quite a niche industry all the same. In the U.S. there are only 70,000 chiropractors, and there are even fewer who work with kids and fewer still who work in Colorado.
This is a shame because the benefits of chiropractic care for children are enormous! Of course, if you don't know what to expect, the practice may sound daunting. So we'll tell you what you can look forward to by visiting a children's chiropractor in Boulder.
As with any other medical professional, you want to know that your child's healthcare is being administered by a consummate professional. This is not something you have to worry about in our offices.
Our chiropractic practice is headed up by Dr. Birchann Paffenbarger and is well-studied in chiropractic care. She graduated from the New York Chiropractic College with multiple honors, including graduating summa cum laude.
Dr. Birchann also has unique specialties when it comes to children thanks to her training with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.
On top of that, she also has a certificate in Applied Kinesiology, a specialty branch of chiropractic.
Ultimately, though, you want your child's pain to go away after visiting a chiropractor and that's what you'll get. Parents bring their kids into a chiropractor for a myriad of reasons, but one of the most common is for earaches. This is what we have a particular specialty in.
For earaches, many parents first visit a pediatrician and they'll prescribe the child an antibiotic. But oftentimes, earaches are caused by fluids getting trapped in the ear by the surrounding muscles.
Using chiropractic techniques, we help alleviate your child's pain and drain the fluid from their ear.
But if your child has suffered a sports injury or has another kind of muscle, bone, or joint problem, we'll be able to help with that as well.
Like any other visit to a doctor, a visit to the chiropractor can be intimidating for a young child, so preparing them ahead of time can help the visit go smoothly.
Before you visit, we can tell you what we expect we'll be doing during your child's visit, and you can relay that information to your child to give them a heads up.
For very young children, a fun distraction is always helpful at the doctor's office as well. So if you want to bring their favorite toy or game with you on your visit, this can help reduce their anxiety about the process.
A trip to a children's chiropractor in Boulder, especially our office, will be easy, painless and simple, especially if you and your child know what to expect, and hopefully, now you do.
If you're ready to set out on the road to recovery, be sure to book your first appointment with us!