Chiropractic for Kids
Why do infants and children need adjustments?
Mothers who receive chiropractic care during their pregnancies often have their babies’ spine checked by a chiropractor. Forceps, vacuum extraction and difficult deliveries can provide incredible stress to the developing spine which may result in pain or discomfort for the infant. The infant reacts to this as a colicky, fussy baby, which can be misinterpreted as a digestive disorder.
Other childhood conditions such as ear infections, allergies and headaches can benefit from natural sinus and ear treatment by your chiropractor.
Older children and teens will often come to our office after a fall or sports injury, for scoliosis screening, or for conditions common to adolescents such as migraine headaches.
How do chiropractors adjust infants and children?
Newborn adjustments are very gentle. As a rule, no more pressure than you would use to test the ripeness of a tomato is involved. Adjustments can be done with our hands or with the Activator instrument. Adjusting techniques are modified for each person’s size and unique spinal condition. Older children and teens are often adjusted with similar, modified techniques used with adults. This makes a child’s chiropractic adjustment both comfortable and effective.