Pediatric Chiropractic

Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy, birth, and childhood can help instill principles for a healthy, wellness-oriented lifestyle early in life.

It is never too soon to begin chiropractic care. Micro traumas to the spine can occur as early as in utero or during the birth process, but chiropractors are trained to work with the body’s ability to adapt and function the way it is designed to. Chiropractic care in pregnancy is vital to the normal physiological function of both the mother and baby in pregnancy and birth.

The principles of Chiropractic should be known and utilized in the growth of the infant and continue as a safeguard throughout life.

– D.D. Palmer

Chiropractic Care for Children

The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association is undertaking a study on the safety and effectiveness of chiropractic care for children. The preliminary results show that chiropractic care is not only safe, but also beneficial for children in a variety of ways including improving sleep, behavior, attitude, and immune system function.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do kids need chiropractic care?
From learning to walk to playing sports and even daily activities such as wearing a heavy backpack, children are susceptible to a wide range of factors that can contribute to subtle misalignments in the spine. It may take years for these misalignments to develop into pain or structural compensations such as scoliosis, but the signs are often hard to see until it is too late. Chiropractic care removes interference in the nervous system through a gentle adjustment to your child’s spine.
How do you adjust a infant's or child’s spine?
Chiropractic care for children is different than for an adult. The adjustment may consist of gentle non-force adjustments or applying a gentle pressure. Children love getting adjusted at SCU Health System!

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