Pediatric Chiropractic

The Chiropractic care that we provide is an effective and affordable program that addresses children’s health conditions associated with the nervous and musculoskeletal systems. Gentle, non-invasive and drug-free, chiropractic adjustments treat, resolve, and prevent a wide range of health problems. Recent research by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) found spinal manipulative therapy safe and successful in treating children of all ages. Children need a healthy spine and structural system for a healthy and happy life. Health problems in childhood or even adulthood have been linked to spinal damage at birth. Regular pediatric chiropractic care brings out the best in children.

Chiropractic Care and Acute Conditions in Children

Acute conditions may result from birth trauma, sports mishaps and accidental injury. Chiropractic care benefits children by correcting the spinal alignment to improve their overall health. When vertebral joints are misaligned during birth or from a blow or fall, muscle tissue and nerves may also be affected. Spinal adjustment frees joints, restores motion and relieves nerve pressure, which may be the cause of additional ailments. Parents report successful treatment of children’s health issues such as acute earache, upper respiratory infection, muscle pain, neck pain and accident trauma.

Chiropractic Care and Chronic Conditions in Children

Chiropractic America reports that natural, drug-free chiropractic care is sometimes more effective than traditional medical approaches for chronic earache, scoliosis, and neck pain. Headaches and sleep disorders of nonspecific causes respond well to spinal adjustments, which affect and repair interrupted neural pathways. Asthma, allergy symptoms, and patterns of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may also be treatable with chiropractic care.

Chiropractic Care and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Chiropractic care is an essential cornerstone of treatment for any child with a neurodevelopmental disorder. Children with SPD, ADHD and ASD are said to have a “disconnect” between the brain and the body. A properly functioning nervous sytem, which includes the sensory, autonomic and motor nerves, is imperative to help overcome the symptoms associated with these disorders. Because all neurology is affected by spinal structure, it is essential that children with signs of ND be evaluated by a chiropractor for vertebral subluxations (misalignments of the spine) that can cause interference within the brain, sensory and motor systems. In children with ND there is often a history of a traumatic or difficult birth, c-section, or breach birth; all of which can cause injury and subluxations to the spine. Additional causes include; falls, car accidents, heavy backpacks and spinal injuries caused most often by recreational sports.

Chiropractic Care and Prevention of Ailments

Periodic ongoing adjustments at a young age may help stave off the above ailments before they begin. Proper spinal alignment now may delay or prevent degenerative bone or joint disease, such as osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. In addition to maintaining children’s health, regular visits to our office will help instill the value of proactive health care in kids. They’ll be more likely to monitor and manage their health as they grow up and less likely to be afraid or in denial of any health problems. Encouraging good lifelong health habits is one of chiropractic’s best benefits for kids.

Common Symptoms We Treat

  • ADHD
  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Autism
  • Bed Wetting
  • Body Pain
  • Breast feeding difficulties
  • Bronchitis
  • Cold & Flu
  • Colic
  • Constipation
  • Croup
  • Depression
  • Digestion
  • Ear Infection
  • Headache
  • Healthier Infants
  • Internal Organ Function
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of hearing
  • Neck Pain
  • Nervousness
  • Overall Wellness
  • Poor concentration
  • Posture
  • Scoliosis
  • Sinus
  • Skin Conditions
  • Stomachaches
  • Stress
  • Vision Problems
  • Weakness or fatigue

How will you feel after your first treatment?

Wondering how you’ll feel after your first few adjustments? Read on:

Research indicates that some patients receiving chiropractic adjustments may experience a mild side effect of some kind (Cagnie, Vinck, Beernaert & Cambier, 2004; Chaibi, Benth, Tuchin & Russell, 2017). Many patients feel the effects of an adjustment right away, while it may take a bit longer for others. Since everyone is unique, it’s impossible to make exact predictions about how your body will react to the first adjustments from Dr. Foss, so here are some common experiences reported by patients to help you prepare for the possibilities!

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