Dr. Lamperski: Your Children Chiropractor
Chiropractic care is a gentle, holistic, non-invasive form of medicine that is safe and recommended for your baby, kids, young children and teens. At Palm Beach Chiropractic and Rehabilitation, Dr. Lamperski, your children chiropractor, is experienced in working with children of all ages with a list of common childhood illness or conditions such as chronic ear infections, colic, scoliosis, and even bed wetting. Read more about how chiropractic can help these common childhood illness and conditions on our website.
Dr. Lamperski’s background in personal training, selective functional movement assessment SFMA and research of biomechanics, he will assist your teen in performing sports and activities to their fullest potential. You can feel comfortable in his ability to treat your child with the highest levels of skill and care with the best children chiropractor.
Chiropractic for Colic
COLIC & CHIROPRACTIC
When a child cries for an extended period of time but is well-fed, rested, and comfortable, there’s a chance they may suffer from colic. Colic is defined by extended crying for a set period of time, which most doctors define as greater than three hours a day, three days a week, and more than three weeks in a row.
The contorting of the muscles and bones during the birth process can throw off alignment, potentially making an infant more susceptible to disease and sickness. A very gentle and soothing chiropractic adjustment can be provided as soon as the first day of birth.
In a study involving infants with colic, infants who received chiropractic care had a 2.7-hour reduction in crying time, while those who received a prescription drug decreased their crying time by only 1 hour. In another study, 93% of infants who received chiropractic care saw a significant change within two weeks.
Chiropractic for Bed Wetting
TREATMENT FOR BED WETTING
Chiropractic adjustments can potentially provide a solution to suffering families and change the life of a child by working to improve confidence and self-esteem. Chiropractic care isn’t an end-all solution for bed wetting, but it can work with the muscles that work to empty the bladder.
In the early stage of our life, segments that make up our sacrum (spine base) are not yet bonded together. While most segments align over time, a misalignment or lack of alignment can impact the nerves that deal with bladder control, resulting in bed-wetting. Come and see Dr. Lamperski, your children chiropractor for more information.
Chiropractic adjustments for bed-wetting manipulate even the slightest misalignments of the spine to achieve a balance between nerves. Studies show that children who received chiropractic care saw a mind-blowing reduction of their bed-wetting habits by at least 50%.
Chiropractic for Ear Infections
CHRONIC EAR INFECTIONS
On the list of common childhood illnesses, ear infections rank somewhere between the common cold and stomach bugs. As many as 10 million new cases are seen each and every year. If you are a parent, chances are that you’ve experienced one if not multiple ear infections with your little one. These infections can result in pain, fever, and a very cranky child. In an effort to relieve the symptoms, most parents will turn to over-the-counter pain relievers and prescription antibiotics. In time, these solutions typically wipe out the infection and bring comfort. However, what they cannot do is prevent future infections.
When most of us refer to an “ear infection,” what we’re indicating is an infection of the middle ear. In this condition, bacteria make their way into the pocket of air that sits behind the ear drum. When the Eustachian tube which connects the middle ear to the throat is unable to drain properly, the area fills up with fluid or pus and causes an increasing amount of painful pressure. When one or even a few of these infections take place, antibiotics are the preferred course of treatment by most pediatricians. However, this can prove problematic as research has indicated little value of these antibiotics over the body’s own immune system. Additionally, repeated use can lead to drug-resistant bacteria. Often times, these infections will occur repeatedly until surgery is recommended to place tubes in the ears which will help alleviate pressure and prevent fluid buildup.
The fact that most ear infections result due to a mechanical problem can never be addressed by antibiotics. In many cases, it is reduced drainage within the lymphatic system that leads to continuous fluid buildup. Rather than continuing to kill the bacteria that makes its way into the middle ear, the most logical and effective solution is to prevent it from getting there in the first place. With years of training and experience, chiropractors are experienced in restoring normal function to the various soft tissues along the neck and back, including the lymphatic system.
In the case of repeated ear infections, a chiropractor will typically use upper-cervical manipulation to gently stimulate proper drainage and muscle function. Over time, treatments typically result in complete elimination of chronic ear infections without the need for antibiotics or surgery. In fact, one study showed that with initial visits and maintenance visits every four to six weeks, 80% of children remained free of ear infections for a minimum of six months. In the end, most children receive a treatment that is not only more effective than antibiotics but that is also more comfortable and less invasive than a surgical procedure.
Chiropractic care is a gentle, holistic form of medicine that is safe for even the smallest of patients. Dr. Lamperski, your Children Chiropractor, is experienced in working with children, you can feel comfortable in his ability to treat your child with the highest levels of skill and care.
SCHOOL & SPORTS PHYSICALS
It is recommended that parents pay special attention to the potential injuries that can occur at any time during organized sports and actively involve their Chiropractor as a part of their child’s health care team.
Dynamic Chiropractic reports that “It is estimated that 3.5 million children under the age of 14 receive medical treatment for sports injuries each year and that almost one-third of all injuries incurred during childhood are related to sports activities, with the most common injuries being strains and sprains.” That’s a whole lot of pain! Developing a structured early intervention strategy with a children chiropractor can help to prevent further injury.
It is important to teach children to listen to pain signals
Athletes, whether professional or in grade school, place an enormous amount of stress on their bodies. The idea of ‘pain’ should be relayed to children as an important warning signal from the body that something is amiss, and should be checked out. Taking drugs such as painkillers tends to mask this warning signal, which means that often kids will tend to overextend themselves, exacerbating the underlying problem.
Chiropractic is a drug-free form of therapy – better all around, especially for children.