Why are we so passionate about little people?
As parents, Dr. Eric and Dr. Lauren have experienced the miracles that can happen through chiropractic care with their own children and because of that, they are committed to helping as many children as possible in their community experience a happier and healthier life.
What is Pediatric Chiropractic?
Pediatric Chiropractic care is a very safe and gentle approach to optimizing a child’s nervous system giving them the ability to heal, grow, and thrive! Dr. Eric and Dr. Lauren specialize in checking children from as young as premature babies and throughout childhood for misalignments in their spine that may be interfering with their brain’s ability to send proper signals to the body and vice-versa. When these misalignments happen proper function simply can not take place. Getting your child’s spine checked as early as possible in life can help ensure a healthy start!
What health challenges can Chiropractic help children with?
If your child has interference in their nervous system in the form of a misalignment called a subluxation, they can’t express their full capabilities. Many issues can result from this dysfunction, such as
- Breastfeeding problems
- Colic & Acid Reflux
- Delayed milestones
- Ear infections
- Upper respiratory issues
- Decreased immunity
- Difficulty Concentrating
- Behavioral Issues
- Physical Discomfort
Adjusted from birth, your child has a chance at a happier life with fewer medications and doctor’s visits, reaching all their milestones as they should.
How do misalignments happen in children?
Interference in the spine and nervous system can start very early in life. In fact, many babies experience their first misalignment at birth. Even the most gentle births can cause misalignments in the baby’s spine as they maneuver their way out of the womb and into the outside world.
The likelihood of physical trauma at birth increases dramatically when there are interventions during the birth process, such as a manually assisted delivery by hand, instrumentation, and/or cesarean section.
These interventions can cause a substantial amount of stress in the baby’s upper cervical spine where the brain stem regulates body temperature, heart rate, and all the other vital forces. As children learn to roll over, crawl, walk and play sports they experience all the tumbles of childhood. These stresses can build up in their spine decreasing their body’s ability to function properly.
For optimal wellness, we always recommend that babies be checked soon after birth and throughout childhood, giving them the best possible start adapting and THRIVING in their new environment outside the womb.
Is it safe for babies and children?
A pediatric adjustment involves no more pressure than you’d use on your delicate eyelid. With a gentle touch, babies even sleep through their adjustments, which are usually done while lying comfortably on Mom or Dad. There’s nothing frightening about chiropractic care; we’ll talk you through the entire process and why we’re doing each step before completing it.
How early can you start chiropractic care?
Children often come to our practice just days after delivery. Their parents know that an adjustment at the beginning of life can transform their child’s entire existence. By improving their nervous system function, your child’s body can self-heal and self-regulate as it was designed to.
Why should children without symptoms have their spines checked?
When your child has a well functioning nervous system (the master system that controls every function in the body) they have a better chance at experiencing a healthier and happier life and becoming all they were meant to be!
Our Everyday Miracles
Every day that Dr. Eric and Dr. Lauren are in the office, they have the privilege of seeing the successes of young practice members. Children who couldn’t breastfeed or bottle-feed are able to. Babies with colic or digestive issues are eased, and those with fussiness that have screamed for weeks can finally find peace.
A family’s life can be turned upside down when their children have health issues like ADD/ADHD and autism spectrum disorders. Through chiropractic care children can go from difficult challenges to experiencing their full potential — reaching their milestones, playing with other children, talking and loving school.
In our community we typically help mothers throughout their pregnancy, check the baby within moments to a few days after birth, and continue to help their family maintain their health and well-being throughout their life.