Kids and Chiropractic
Kids of all ages can benefit greatly from chiropractic adjustments. Kids have nervous systems that can be impacted just like adults, and they often have more injuries than adults as they learn about their bodies. At the same time kids are learning and growing, their nervous system is developing rapidly and is most responsive to spinal adjustments.
Adjustments can help maintain healthy children from birth into adulthood. More and more research is being performed and some suggests chiropractic care can be effective in cases of colic, digestive problems, ear infections, reflux, excessive crying constipation, sleep disturbances, and bed wetting. Scoliosis is another common childhood disorder that can be helped with chiropractic care if diagnosed and treated before spinal development has completed. Dr. Kleene was adjusted just days after she was born. In fact, her own mother sought chiropractic treatment during her entire pregnancy. Dr. Kleene’s babies were adjusted after birth by Dr. Anderson on their way home from the hospital! Adjustments are important for infants due to the stress during the birth process and cesarean sections. More complicated labor and deliveries tend to have more impact on the baby’s spine. However, even a normal delivery process can put a lot of pressure on the baby’s head and neck causing subluxations and interference in the nervous system. The adjustment of babies involves very light pressure—nothing similar to the force used for an adult adjustment. It is not traumatic and is absolutely safe for babies and children of any age.
Any of our Back In Line Family Chiropractic & Wellness doctors can consult with you and pre-screen your child for recommended chiropractic care. Our doctors will then consult with and refer you to Dr. Hannah Anderson (our resident pediatric specialist) for followup care. Dr. Anderson has completed two additional years of vigorous training in pediatric and prenatal care. She has been trained on specialty pediatric examination, autism, ADHD, nutrition, and spinal and cranial techniques through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. Visit ICPA4kids for more information about pediatric chiropractic.
If you have questions about getting your children adjusted, Dr. Anderson can answer your questions!