Pediatric Chiropractic

About Pediatric Chiropractic

Birth can be quite a traumatic event for a little babe and can lead to the baby experiencing many difficulties right from the start. Babies often have difficulty with nursing, sleeping, colic, reflux, constipation, ear infections and much more their first few months of life. Studies have shown that taking your child to a pediatric chiropractor can be a great tool to reducing unneeded and unnatural stress on the babies body in order to help proper development and growth. As pediatric chiropractors, Dr. Smith and Dr. Zumberger utilize gentle and specific chiropractic adjustments to children of all ages, including infants a few days old. By the time they become toddlers and young kids, your little ones are running, learning, growing and stressing their physical bodies. Chiropractic adjustments can ensure that your little ones are in the best possible position to continue to flourish while being pain free and functioning properly. It’s easier to build strong healthy kids than to fix sick adults. No child is too young to visit a pediatric Chiropractor such as Dr. Smith and Dr. Zumberger. 

Conditions Chiropractic helps with in Infants/Children

  • Difficulty nursing/latching
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Colic
  • Reflux/Spit up
  • Constipation
  • Ear infections 
  • and much more their first few months of life

Infants and Children can not tell you when they are hurting or when they are in pain so here are some things to look for, especially in the first few months and years of life:

  • Asymmetrical movements
  • Only sleeping with head turned one direction
  • Only breastfeeding on one side
  • Only rolling over to one side
  • Delay in development milestones
  • If your child dislikes tummy time
  • Arching of the back/neck 

What you can expect

Chiropractic adjustments for infants and children is very gentle and looks different than an adult adjustment. Most babies and children enjoy the adjustments. By removing stress from the child’s body, most children following chiropractic adjustments will sleep well that day and night following. It is common for changes in symptoms to be noticed in a short amount of time following an adjustment.