GRAND RAPIDS, Mich– As we slowly come out of quarantine, we may be past due for some self care, including a check out to the chiropractic doctor, and this can be something for the entire family.
In the start of March, prior to the pandemic, we consulted with Dr. Theresa Osmer, BS, DC, of FLOW Chiropractic in Grand Rapids on how treatment for pediatrics is ending up being more common in the chiropractic world. And we consulted with a mother of 5 whose kids have actually been receiving chiropractic treatment ever since they were born and have actually noticed a favorable outcome.
Whether it's handling digestion or feeding problems, ear infections, bed wetting, colic and more, Dr. Osmer states she can assist.
“So I believe we've barely scratched the surface on the advantages of chiropractic care,” states Osmer. “A lot of individuals come in here for pain generated concerns, but when we're seeing kids that's not truly they're not always complaining of back pain.”
She goes on to discuss how see can refer children out to other specialists. “With feeding concerns, being able to assess exists, like some tension in the mouth that perhaps needs a pediatric dental professional to examine, or a lactation expert to help mama with some feeding positions, digestive concerns. Even things like ear infections … I'm not treating that ear infection itself, but what I'm making sure is that any fluid that's building up is draining (using) a special technique.”
The primary concern on many people's mind is, does this hurt?
“Oh, it's truly mild,” says the mother, Brandy Grutter. “You don't hear anything like a pop or a fracture, and the majority of the time the chiropractic physician can control (kids) with just their fingers. I've heard it being said is like putting your finger into the skin of a tomato and simply putting a little pressure there and feeling the within. So, it's certainly absolutely nothing to be worried about.”
This treatment has in general made a substantial difference in one family's life.
“I am proud to state they're hardly ever sick, and I believe that a lot of that has to do with not just chiropractic but also like entire body and whole mind health,” says Grutter. “None of the kids have actually ever had ear infections, they've never ever been on antibiotics. For the many part, they all have an actually positive idea of healthcare.”
Dr. Osmer informs us she's now taking consultations again at FLOW Chiropractic, and everybody will be needed to wear masks.