Pediatric Spinal Adjustments
Spinal adjustments in children can help with difficulty sleeping, breastfeeding, constipation, and colic. Our techniques for treating children are gentle and non-invasive, using light force.
Bring Your Children In For Checkups
Chiropractic care can start from the very beginning. Babies and mothers can benefit when the pregnant mother receives chiropractic care to ease the strain of weight gain and hormonal changes during pregnancy. Studies have shown that mothers who receive chiropractic care throughout their pregnancy reduce their labor time by two hours.
Newborn children are not too young for a spinal examination. The birth process, even today’s “natural” childbirth methods, can lead to a newborn’s first subluxation. Preliminary studies suggest that colic, unusual crying, poor appetite, ear infections, or erratic sleeping habits can be signs of spinal distress in newborns. Newborn adjustments offer gentle relief for the child and apply no more pressure than used to test the ripeness of a tomato.
Infants and children are just as susceptible to spinal injury and trauma as adults, perhaps even more so! Learning to crawl, walk, ride a bike, or play sports can produce so-called “growing pains”. Don’t wait until the child exhibits health problems to get them checked out. Ignored, problems can worsen becoming more difficult to correct in adulthood.
Drs. Melissa & Kris Tosczak have years of experience adjusting children with very gentle and safe procedures. Once your children see that chiropractic adjustments do not hurt and, in fact, are fun, they will enjoy visiting our office. Regardless of age or condition, a better working spine is good for your health. Share your chiropractic experience with others by starting with those you love.
Why Do Babies Need Chiropractic Care?
Why, to stay healthy, of course. There are many times in a young life when an infant or child may be more vulnerable to subluxations: pregnancy, birth, when first holding its head up, when beginning to crawl and when learning to walk. Of course then comes childhood with all its opportunities to run, fall, crash and then get up to do it all over again. Make sure your child has every chance to live a healthy life. Bring your child in to make sure they are free from subluxations.
Dr. Kris gave both of his boys their first adjustments within minutes of being born. Studies have shown that women who get adjusted throughout their pregnancies on average reduce labor time by 2 hours. Dr. Melissa enjoyed comfortable, pain-free pregnancies, and had no typical problems associated with pregnancy such as morning sickness or a lack of energy.
Infant Care and Chiropractic
You do so many things to ensure your baby’s health: during pregnancy you eat right; you avoid cigarettes, alcohol and all drugs (even aspirin, cold, flu and other over-the-counter medications can damage your unborn child or cause problems in pregnancy). You educate yourself so you may have a natural, drug-free birth. After the baby arrives you breast-feed knowing that is the superior form of nutrition; in short, you do everything you can to make sure your baby is healthy.
But have you had your baby’s spine checked? How do you know if your child’s spine is healthy? An unhealthy spine can affect your child’s health for his/her entire life. Your doctor of chiropractic is specially trained to check your child’s spine for areas of distortion causing nerve damage – the vertebral subluxation complex (subluxations).
With the birth process becoming more and more an intervening procedure, the chiropractic adjustment becomes even more important to the child’s future. – Larry Webster, D.C.
For Over a hundred years…
For over a hundred years doctors of chiropractic have observed the often dramatic responses of infants after chiropractic care. In fact, there seems to be no limit to the conditions that can respond to chiropractic care: colic, difficulty breast-feeding, Erb’s palsy (an arm is limp and undeveloped), torticollis (twisted neck), unbalanced face and skull development, foot inversion, “nervousness” and ear, nose and throat infections, allergies and sleep disorders, projectile vomiting and many, many other conditions.
Give your baby the best possible chance to have a healthy life. You have your baby’s eyes checked, heart checked, hearing checked – bring all your children in for a chiropractic spinal checkup. A simple checkup now might make a BIG difference for your children for the rest of their lives.