Chiropractic for Kids
Many people wonder if it is healthy for children to receive chiropractic care and the short answer is yes! It's healthy for EVERYONE. Children, like adults can benefit greatly from an optimally functioning nervous system.
For kids, chiropractic care is necessary for proper development of a child’s spine. With all of the falls and mishaps that children often experience, the odds are quite high that minor injuries are occurring that don’t necessarily cause significant pain at the time of the injury. However, these minor injuries, if left untreated can accumulate over the years until such time that more significant health issues evolve. Dr. Erin's gentle chiropractic adjustments of your child’s spine will aid in keeping their spine aligned, especially as their natural spinal curves are established.
Child’s adjustment techniques are modified to fit the child’s size, weight and unique spinal condition. Proper spinal care is a key part of better overall health. The benefits are improved immune system, improved sleep and digestion, less headaches and earaches, helps with allergies and asthma, realignment after fall or injury and more!
“During the first six years of life, as 90% of your child’s neurological development is completed, it’s important to have their spine checked for subluxations that can create abnormal compensatory patterns that they carry into adulthood and affect their overall health and development.”
—Martin Rosen, D.C.
Chiropractic for Infants
Chiropractic checkups should be considered when your baby is developing head support, followed by crawling and those first steps. If neglected, the bumps and falls during this period of rapid growth may lead to serious spinal deformities later in life. This can set the stage for a weakened immune system response, growing pains and scoliosis.
Chiropractic During Pregnancy
Chiropractic care during pregnancy is beneficial to moms-to-be for a number of reasons. Dr. Erin works with expectant mothers to help them achieve spinal alignment, which allows the body to function and feel better. A properly aligned spine and pelvis can allow for proper fetal positioning, which encourages less complications during the birth process. One of the techniques she uses is the Webster technique.