As a certified pediatric and prenatal chiropractor, Dr. Dellinger knows the importance of chiropractic care for children and infants. She has seen babies as young as an hour old!
You might be wondering why would children need chiropractic care? …and you’re not alone.
What you may not know is that a growing number of parents are choosing to use chiropractic care, for their children, from birth and throughout their life, for both health challenges and prevention.
As humans, we experience physical stress throughout every phase of our lives. Between the birth process (Most people are surprised to find out that the first stress placed on a child’s neck and back is during the birthing process. An estimated 60-90 lbs. of force is used on an infant’s neck during “normal” delivery), learning to walk, playing sports, sitting in school, carrying backpacks, and accidents, it’s very common for the spine and pelvis to shift early in childhood.
Structure Dictates Function
Since the nervous system (which is housed within the spine) controls and coordinates everything in the body, including development and healing, shouldn’t we make sure that a child’s nervous system is working properly?
The spine is the most common place in the body that can interfere with the function of the nervous system; thus, disrupting the amazing innate potential of the body!
What Parents May Not Know…
Many parents have found that chiropractic care is an effective way to aid in their child’s ability to heal naturally, especially from chronic childhood illnesses and/or conditions that are often being treated with medications with harmful side effects.
Imagine all of the children who are suffering from ear infections, colic, asthma, acid reflux, ADHD, developmental delay, migraines, torticollis, and other problems. If there have been any shifts in their spine, which is subsequently irritating their nervous system and interfering with their body’s normal functioning, then chiropractic can help them!
Even Healthy Children Benefit…
No health challenges? No problem!
Gentle, safe, and effective chiropractic adjustments (no twisting, popping, or cracking) allow the body to work the way it was designed.
Parent’s report that it is common for them to see their children who use chiropractic care tend to be more comfortable, get sick less frequently, and thrive in comparison to their counterparts.
Our doctors are trained to work with children in every stage of life—from birth and through development—for life.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there any popping/cracking/twisting when you adjust my child?
No! Dr. Jade uses a pediatric-specific chiropractic technique approved by the ICPA, the profession’s oldest, largest and most sought out chiropractic pediatric association in the world.
How much force is used?
The force used in this pediatric-specific technique is not the same amount of force used on an adult. The pressure applied in a pediatric adjustment isn’t even enough to dent a ripe tomato!
Why do parents seek care for their child?
In addition to the reasons listed above, many parents seek care for these common childhood complaints:
- Abnormal head shape
- Increased or decreased muscle tone
- Tongue tie/Lip Tie
- Ear infections
- Gastric distress
- Latching and breastfeeding issues
- Toe walking
- Retained primitive reflexed
- Sensory issues
- Neurochemical imbalances
If you are wondering if chiropractic care is the best route for your family, consider a consultation to meet with Dr. Jade and have your questions answered.