Chiropractic for Newborns
For infants, entering the world is a traumatic event for their little bodies. Gentle manipulations will help ease nerve dysfunction, which can lead to digestive issues such as colic, constipation, and reflux, as well as aid with breathing and sleeping difficulties.
Newborns often have trouble latching on as they learn to breastfeed. A chiropractor will check their rooting reflex, jaw alignment, and range of motion in the neck to allow for more balanced nursing on both sides.
Holding their head up, sitting up, rolling over, crawling, and walking force an infant to use their bodies in new ways. Misalignments of their spine can occur during this learning, as they move and fall frequently. Many of our patients have shared with us that the chiropractic adjustments their infant received has been helpful for colic, ear infections, constipation, and better sleep.
Infant adjustments are gently done with the same pressure you would use to test the ripeness of a tomato. Our doctors use the Activator Methods® Adjusting Instrument, which is a handheld spring-loaded tool that delivers a consistent low-force, high-speed thrust. Infants do not receive the typical adjustments associated with adults.
Colic usually appears in an infant between 3-6 weeks after birth. The infant cries an unusual amount and may draw their arms and legs toward their bodies. It's unknown what specifically causes colic in an infant, but there are many things that likely contribute to it. Sensitivity to foods the nursing mother is eating, an immature or irritated nervous system, and gastrointestinal upset are a few. In the first four months of life, when colic is an issue, it can be life changing to seek chiropractic treatment for your infant. Any vertebral subluxation that causes a disturbance to the nerves in the stomach or intestines, could affect gastric function. A chiropractor can help restore normal function in an infant’s nervous system, allowing the signals from the brain to run correctly.
Ear Infections affect almost half of all infants before they reach their first birthday. Chiropractors know where to gently adjust the child to help release the fluids in the ears. By using chiropractic as the course of treatment for your child's ear infection, you will be strengthening their immune system. The need for antibiotics will decrease and hopefully end completely.
Chiropractic for Toddlers
Toddlers don't complain about chronic pain like adults do, and the way they bounce back from injury is amazing. The truth is though, their bodies are under a lot of stress while they are developing. Toddlers twist, strain, and fall as they learn to crawl and walk. They recover quickly, but the repetitiveness of these actions can cause a pattern of movement that could cause permanent misalignments in their growing bodies.
What Can Chiropractic Help With?
Allergies/Asthma Constipation Bedwetting Digestion
Ear Infections Growing Pains Headaches Immune Support
"My 7 year old has been seeing Dr. Fran for +3 years for constipation issues. My very active, participated in every sport 12 year old, just started seeing Dr. Fran for routine care of his growing body. I've referred two friends to Dr. Fran and they have also been very pleased! All the doctors and staff here are always friendly and helpful!" -Amy B.