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What does pediatric chiropractic involve??

Treating babies and children involves a gentle technique called “touch and hold” where the pressure used is no more than the pressure you would want applied to your eyelid. Gentle cranial-sacral, myofascial release, and spinal techniques are used to improve the function of your child’s spine, nervous system, and cranial system. Younger spines are much more flexible than in adulthood and they heal amazingly well meaning children respond to care much faster.

Our team is specialized and experienced at treating little ones. For babies, we do our best to allow your baby (and you!) to feel relaxed and at ease during their treatment. For children, we take the time to explain chiropractic treatment in a friendly, fun way and look at nutrition and exercise as fun ways to be healthy and have energy.

Does my child need a chiropractor?

Even the most “normal, natural birth” and start to life can still result in stress to such a delicate system. Many parents have found chiropractic care to be helpful for an array of problems. A healthy spine is vital to a child’s development. Extensive pressure is placed on a babies spine during birth, especially during a difficult delivery involving forceps, vacuum extraction, or a cesarean.

If your baby is experiencing any of these symptoms, chiropractic treatment may be beneficial:

  • Ear infections
  • Colic
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Reflux
  • Constipation/Diarrhea 
  • Tilted Head Position
  • Difficulty breastfeeding

Children may have multiple falls while learning to walk and playing. We feel it is important that children have their spine checked during development to ensure that small issues do not turn into larger issues later in life. We believe we are encouraging them to have the best start in life by making sure they are growing aligned, strong, balanced, and healthy.

If your child is experiencing any of these symptoms, chiropractic treatment may be beneficial:

  • Headaches
  • Growing Pains
  • Osgood-Schlatter’s (Jumper’s Knee)
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Bed-wetting
  • Difficulty concentrating 
  • Skin disorders
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Sports injuries
  • Stomach Aches, Heartburn, or Indigestion 

Gentle Chiropractic care not only removes this nerve interference, but also stimulates the immune system while enhancing your child’s overall health.