Pediatric Chiropractic Care...Yes, that includes newborns! No, they are not adjusted in the same manner as adults. Very gentle adjusting techniques are used on infants and pediatric patients-think the pressure you would use when checking the ripeness of a tomato. We will walk you and your child through every step of the exam and adjustment. We often don’t associate children and chiropractic care because kids don’t commonly have back or neck pain, but the effects of the chiropractic adjustment are much greater than pain relief.
Parents today are eager and searching for alternative options rather than always turning to medications. Chiropractic care is a drug-free and non-invasive, holistic approach to health care. We have the privilege to get to know our patients, create a treatment plan and implement lifestyle changes for prevention.Why would a baby need chiropractic care? The birth process is a traumatic one even if you have a “normal” delivery. In addition to this when interventions are used such as forceps, vacuum, c- section a great deal of uncontrolled force is applied to an undeveloped spine and nervous system predominately at the neck. We highly recommend every parent to bring their baby in to be checked by about 2 weeks, but it’s never too late to initiate care.
As baby grows and different milestones are achieved this is a good time for follow up care. Parents often notice when a child begins to walk and actively play they are falling on their bums, bumping their heads etc. These are great times for kids to be brought into the office, evaluated and adjusted if needed. Within the first year of life our spinal column doubles in length! Chiropractic care allows for the most optimal function of the nervous system and the removal of interference caused by spinal misalignment's.
If your kiddo suffers From-
- Ear infections
- Behavioral Issues
- Developmental Delays
- Sleep issues
Chiropractic may get to the root of the issue and by using adjustments, improve the body’s ability to heal and a decrease in symptoms may be observed. If your child is asymptomatic think of chiropractic care as a preventative measure just like you would go to the dentist, getting your child’s spine checked on a regular basis is a good idea! We love to co-manage with pediatricians to provide the best care for your child. A written referral is not needed to see a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) because they are primary care provider.