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Chiropractic for Infants and Children

Chiropractic care for infants and children is safe, gentle, and effective. Newborns can be checked very shortly after birth for any spinal misalignments that may be putting undue tension and stress on their nervous systems.

 

Why does my child need chiropractic care? They don’t have back pain.

Birth is a miraculous and beautiful event. Birth is also physically stressful. It is the very first physically traumatic experience a child will have in their life. Whether your baby is delivered at home in a water bath or in the hospital by Caesarian section, stress is placed on the newborn baby’s spine, impacting the rest of their functioning systems. And some births are more traumatic than others. When a baby has and difficulty being born, their spines become subluxated.

A subluxation is a misalignment of a spinal vertebra, which puts stress on the nervous system that is in constant communication between the brain and the rest of the body. This results in dysfunction of the nervous system and can affect a newborn baby’s breathing, heart function, and overall health and immunity. When these subluxations are not corrected, they can lead to short term or long term dis-ease in a child’s life. However, subluxations in children are easily detected and corrected by chiropractors, allowing the body to adapt and thrive.

 

What kind of conditions can chiropractic help my child with?

Dr. Hall focuses on optimal brain development of children. She usus measurements like milestones and neurologic tests, to make sure that children are developing as they should be. When there is delay in development or brain imbalance and disconnect, adjustments and brain-focused exercises are given to reconnect the brain and catch up on development. This can affect overall function, behavior, and stress in a child to allow them to thrive. 

 

At what age is it okay to bring my child to the chiropractor?

Dr. Hall recommends checking newborn babies within the first month of life to ensure optimal growth and development. It's never too early to start and never too late to give your child the best chance to thrive!

 

How often does my child need to be checked?

A few age landmarks that benefit children being checked by the chiropractor are when a child starts crawling, eating solid foods, walking, playing sports, and as often as the chiropractor deems necessary, depending on the individual child. Talk to your chiropractor about regular visits for your child to keep their nervous systems fully functioning and their health at its highest peak!

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