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Pediatric Chiropractic in Madison

Adjusting girl on tableAt Shoreline Chiropractic, we see children of all ages, from days-old-newborns to toddlers up to teens. Chiropractic can help with brain development and those critical motor skills; it can help keep the immune system healthy and much more. We love helping children enjoy optimal health!

The Power of Preventative Care

Chiropractic care throughout life, beginning in childhood, may help your body function at its peak. So for children, this form of natural care can allow them to be as close to their 100 percent potential as possible.

Providing Gentle Adjustments

It’s understandable that parents who’ve never taken their child to see the chiropractor before may wonder how their little one will be adjusted. There’s a big difference in how we will adjust babies and children compared to adults.

As children’s spines are easy to adjust, we only need to use slight pressure on an area—about the amount used to check a tomato for ripeness.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why would I have my newborn or young child adjusted?

Essentially for the same reason anyone would get adjusted, to ensure the joints of the body are moving correctly, allowing the body to function with ease. The neurological consequences of joint dysfunction can have a profound impact on child development and growth.

The major difference between a child and adult needing chiropractic care is that most times we don’t know when an infant or child is suffering due to joint mechanics, because they are non-verbal or do not understand the symptoms they are feeling. Specific and gentle chiropractic adjustments can be applied at any age to restore optimal joint mobility, allowing the body to function with more ease.

Can chiropractic help with colic and how?

Chiropractic care can and often helps with colic, which is a symptom of distress. Many times, it is the only way a child can communicate this distress. One of the more common causes of colic can come from pressure on the nerve endings within some joints in the body, creating a state of distress.

Adjustments are designed to safely relieve pressure and tension in the joints, allowing the nerve endings to function with more ease. Chiropractic adjustments are a safe way to treat colic in infants, and oftentimes with great results!

How safe are adjustments for children?

Chiropractors are well trained to work with all sizes and shapes of bodies, no matter how young. Because of the importance of joint mobility on child development, specific training for pediatric chiropractic is detailed and focused on all stages of child development. There are specific chiropractic adjusting techniques designed to treat infants, toddlers and developing children. Chiropractic care is a safe and effective treatment for all ages.

How old were your children when they received their first adjustment?

“My own children were successfully checked and adjusted hours after delivery to ensure their first experiences of life were with ease,” said Dr. John.

How often should my child be adjusted?

If a child is being treated for a specific condition, the treatment plan will vary depending on the findings during the evaluation and each treatment visit. Dr. John recommends that non-symptomatic children should be checked for joint dysfunction at least once every few months, or at particular milestones like lifting their head, crawling, first steps, etc.

Book an Appointment

Help your child get off to the healthiest start in life possible with pediatric chiropractic. Call today to schedule an appointment!

Pediatric Chiropractic Madison, Clinton and Guilford CT | (203) 245-2639