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CHILDREN & CHIROPRACTIC
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Why Should I Bring My Child To A Pediatric Chiropractor?
Pediatric Chiropractic is a safe and effective form of health care for your child. Instead of masking symptoms, Chiropractic works directly with your child's body to allow them to naturally function better. It can help with colic, constipation, acid reflux, poor latching/suck, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, adolescent bedwetting, sport injuries, to name a few.
What Training Does The Doctor Have?
I have advanced training to work specifically with newborns and children of all ages. I have trained with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) to safely work with newborns, infants, and children. This education is post-doctorate training in the field of Pediatric Chiropractic.
Potential Benefits of Chiropractic Care For Children?
- For Newborns and Infants:
- Improves colic, constipation, reflux, breastfeeding issues, cranial bones and head shape, ear infections, torticollis, fussiness
- For All Children:
- Improves concentration, immune function, stress, ADD/ADHD, sensory processing issues, retained bed wetting, ear infections, sport injuries, walking issues, anxiety, and headache relief
How Does Pediatric Chiropractic Differ From An Adult Treatment?
Pediatric Chiropractic works directly with your child's nervous system. There are areas of the spine that house the parasympathetic nervous system. This system is responsible for the "Rest and Digest" part of our body. When we work with the parasympathetics, children can sleep, digest and repair better. I utilize gentle chiropractic adjustments, cranio-sacral therapy and cranial adjustments that work with the parasympathetics. All of the adjustments are very gentle and most babies will commonly fall asleep during their session. There is no "cracking" or "popping" of a newborn's spine. A child's spine differs greatly to an adult's, that is why, I have trained with the ICPA in evaluating and adjusting a child's body. The safety of my patient's is my primary concern.
At What Age Can I Bring My Child To See you?
I have many parents come on their way home from the hospital/birth center to have me perform a spinal evaluation on their newborn. It is never too early or too late to have your child's spine evaluated. The sooner we can eliminate areas of spinal tension, the less common it is to see symptoms (ie: constipation, reflux, latch issues, ear infections). I am trained to work with newborns, infants and children of all ages.
If you have questions or want more information, call the clinic at 813.530.4617
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