GRAND RAPIDS, Mich– As we gradually come out of quarantine, we may be past due for some self care, consisting of a visit to the chiropractic specialist, and this can be something for the whole family.
In the start of March, before the pandemic, we spoke 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 spoke with a mom of five whose kids have been receiving chiropractic treatment ever since they were born and have actually observed a positive outcome.
Whether it's handling digestive or feeding problems, ear infections, bed wetting, colic and more, Dr. Osmer states she can help.
“So I believe we've hardly scratched the surface on the advantages of chiropractic care,” says Osmer. “A great deal of people come in here for pain generated concerns, however when we're seeing kids that's not really they're not necessarily complaining of neck and back pain.”
She goes on to describe how see can refer kids out to other specialists. “With feeding problems, being able to examine is there, like some tension in the mouth that possibly needs a pediatric dental expert to evaluate, or a lactation specialist to assist mama with some feeding positions, digestion issues. Even things like ear infections … I'm not treating that ear infection itself, however what I'm making sure is that any fluid that's developing is draining (utilizing) a special method.”
The main concern on many people's mind is, does this hurt?
“Oh, it's really gentle,” states the mama, Brandy Grutter. “You do not hear anything like a pop or a fracture, and most of the time the chiropractic physician can control (children) with just their fingers. I've heard it being stated resembles putting your finger into the skin of a tomato and simply putting a little pressure there and feeling the within. So, it's definitely absolutely nothing to be nervous about.”
This treatment has in general made a huge difference in one family's life.
“I am proud to state they're seldom sick, and I think that a lot of that relates to not just chiropractic but also like whole body and whole mind health,” says Grutter. “None of the kids have ever had ear infections, they've never ever been on prescription antibiotics. For the a lot of part, they all have a really favorable idea of healthcare.”
Dr. Osmer tells us she's now taking appointments again at FLOW Chiropractic, and everyone will be required to wear masks.