Pediatric Chiropractic

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Health for All Ages!

Infants and Chiropractic Care

It’s amazing what a newborn child has to go through to become a part of this world. If you think about the incredible stress that happens to a baby and a mother during the birth process, it’s not surprising to see how they can be subluxated not to mention when something goes wrong!

When Does a Baby Need a Spinal Checkup?

  • After the birth process
  • When they baby starts to hold his/her head up
  • When the baby sits up
  • When the baby starts to crawl
  • When the baby starts to stand/walk

ICPADid you know that the best time to get your spine checked for subluxations is when you’re an infant? The nervous system is needed for proper growth and development of children. There are “windows of opportunity” when certain parts of the body and brain grow. If the nervous system is not work when the opportunity arises, it could be missed. So, get them checked early!

Benefits of Chiropractic Care as Infants

  • Helps to prevent scoliosis
  • Helps to reduce the number of ear infections
  • Helps to reduce colic
  • Improve ADD/ADHD
  • Improve asthma
  • Improve indigestion
  • Improve sleeping habits
  • Help with feeding

You want the best for your newborn and that includes optimum health. Chiropractic care provides a natural alternative for treating common newborn problems. And a gentle adjustment just may make a dramatic difference.

Kids and Chiropractic Care

Lots of parents ask, “Why should a child need chiropractic care?”. We just ask them, “How many times did your child fall today, just learning to walk?” Often, it is at least 5 to 10. How many times in a week, in a month, in a year? It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that our children’s bodies take a beating at this age not to mention any previous birth trauma. How long do we want to wait to get the problem fixed? Until they’re in their thirties or forties, when their nervous system is so deteriorated they have a hard time bending over? Let’s fix the problem before it becomes a health hazard!
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Benefits of Chiropractic Care as Children

  • Help with bedwetting
  • Improve ADD/ADHD
  • Help prevent and decrease the number of ear infections
  • Improve digestion
  • Improve sleeping habits

Spinal Checkups Are Vital

If your child is suffering from any of the following common conditions, it is essential to get his/her spine checked for vertebral subluxations – not as a treatment for these conditions, but because all children, especially if they are ill, need healthy spines. Being free of blockages to the flow of energy and information over his/her nervous system can make a big difference in your child’s physical and emotional health.

  • Vision problems
  • Sinus problems
  • Poor concentration
  • Asthma and wheezing
  • Ear infections
  • Painful Joints
  • Constipation
  • Breast-feeding difficulties
  • Nervousness
  • Sore throat
  • Allergies
  • Irritability
  • Neck aches
  • Arthritis
  • Numbness
  • Bed-wetting
  • Skin conditions
  • Weakness or fatigue
  • Stomachaches
  • Loss of hearing
  • Eye problems
  • Hip, leg or foot pain
  • Poor coordination
  • Arm, hand or shoulder pain
  • Poor Posture
  • Colic
  • Scoliosis
  • Backaches
  • Bronchitis
  • Croup
  • Headaches

What Does the Treatment Involve?

Spinal adjustments for infants and young children involve very light finger-tip adjustments to correct malfunctioning spinal structures. A light spinal adjustment, using no more than two pounds of pressure, is usually sufficient to restore mobility to spinal joints which have become locked and are causing interference with the normal function of the nervous system. Most adjustments make a “popping” sound when the spinal joints are moved, however this sound is not always heard when children’s spines are adjusted.

Does It Hurt?

Generally, no. However, very young infants sometimes take momentary fright at the sudden movement, and may cry for a few seconds.

How Many Treatments Are Required?

Children’s spines are a lot more mobile than those of adults and as a result, usually require only a few adjustments to restore normal function. The actual number of adjustments, however, may vary depending on the length of time that the condition has been present.