Dr. Michelle Oz understands how crucial it is to find a kind, caring, and experienced pediatric care professional for your child. That’s why she is proud to provide specialized and compassionate treatment for a variety of pediatric illnesses, including childhood asthma and colic. Call or schedule an appointment online today.
Which pediatric care services do you provide?
At Momentum Chiropractic, Dr. Michelle offers a variety of pediatric care services, including treatment for childhood asthma and a range of digestive issues such as:
- Food allergies
What causes childhood asthma?
Childhood asthma shares the same symptoms as adult-onset asthma, but children are more prone to allergens, and asthma attacks and their symptoms tend to be intermittent rather than persistent.
Causes of childhood asthma aren’t fully understood, but factors thought to be involved include:
- Airway infections at a very young age
- Exposure to unsavory environmental elements
- Inherited traits
How is colic treated?
Colic is a fit of crying, thought to be caused by abdominal pain, which typically affects babies in the first four months of life. Your baby likely has colic if they’re healthy but cry for several hours a day or multiple days a week and burp frequently.
Dr. Michelle takes the time to perform an in-depth examination of your child, enabling her to suggest the most effective form of treatment. Treatments for colic include:
- Laying your baby on their back in a dark room
- Rubbing or massaging your baby’s back
- Using a pacifier
How is constipation in children treated?
If your child has infrequent bowel movements or hard stools, they are likely experiencing constipation. Childhood constipation is typically the result of toilet training issues, food allergies, or changes in diet.
Dr. Michelle’s first step in treating your child’s constipation is uncovering its cause. Next, she discusses the available treatment options with you. These may include:
- Adjusting your child’s fluid intake
- Adding fiber to their diet
- Massaging their belly
It’s important to seek medical help if constipation persists.
If your child is suffering from illnesses such as asthma and digestive issues, call or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Michelle and the staff at Momentum Chiropractic.