Pediatric Chiropractic Care
Each day more parents are turning to chiropractic care for their children. Chiropractic offers a safe, gentle, and natural form of health care for the entire family that focuses on the body’s neurological system as the cause of disease.
In our office, we see many children from the day they are born. Why? The birth process is the first experience with stress and trauma that our bodies must adapt to, and in most instances, causes the first subluxation. Many times the baby is delivered by c-section, forceps or vacuum extraction, all which can be very stressful to a newborn’s delicate spine and nervous system. Even in a gentle, natural birth, the baby’s spine can be put thru tremendous stress in the birth canal. Because of this, many parents opt to start their infant down the path of health from day one instead of waiting for a symptom of illness or disease to present itself.
Throughout the childhood years, children’s spines are growing rapidly and being subjected to all kinds of stress. They experience falls while learning how to walk. They wear heavy backpacks during the school years. They participate in sports that are hard on their joints. They undergo many of the same mental struggles that adults cope with on a daily basis. Their hormones change. Their bodies must chemically adapt to the foods and drugs that have entered their bodies. For these reasons, many parents turn to chiropractic care for their school aged children as well.
Our office has a passion to care for the special needs of even the smallest of members. All chiropractors are trained to care for children, but very few pursue post-graduate training for pediatric chiropractic. Chiropractic adjustments in our office are extremely gentle, and in infants, typically require only the amount of pressure you would use to test the ripeness of a tomato. Most children love getting adjusted and will run in the office and lay on the table to be adjusted before their parents.
Dr. Kristi is currently a Fellow of the International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association.