Why Pediatric Chiropractic Care
People often think of Chiropractors as treating adults with back pain, neck pain, and headaches. But did you know that chiropractic care can help children as early as birth? Infants can get adjusted as soon as they are born, right in the delivery room.
Dr. Gabby Soucy at Amazing Life Chiropractic is a licensed pediatric Doctor of Chiropractic. She explains, “Infants cry because it is their only way to communicate with us that they have an issue. If they are fed, clothed, warm, have peed or pooped and have been changed, and lastly have been sleeping well; then they have no real reason to be hysterically crying, like many of the infants I first see in my clinic. If this is the case with your child, then you might want to consider getting them checked out by a Pediatric Chiropractor to see if nothing more serious could be causing their anger.”
Is chiropractic safe for children?
A baby’s body is much more delicate than an adult. Pediatric chiropractic techniques are very gentle, using only mild pressure. The doctor looks for abnormalities in the alignment of a child’s spine, called subluxations. These can happen through a difficult birth, the position the child sat in the womb, a tumble while playing, or any number of things. When a subluxation occurs, the misaligned vertebrae puts pressure on the nerves in the spinal cord. Many body functions depend on nerves that connect through the spine. When the flow of those nerves is interrupted, it creates trouble with movement, digestion, and pain. Although it may take a few appointments, parents often see significant improvement with the very first treatment.
Eustachian tubes connect the inner ear to the sinuses. When they become blocked, ear infections occur. Chiropractic care can massage and dilate the eustachian tubes to bring relief and help healing.
Colic is often associated with digestion malfunction and painful gas build-up. Chiropractic can stimulate and sooth the nerves which attach through the spine and flow to the intestines. As a result, the pressure of the built-up gas is removed to bring relief to the infant.
Feeding a baby well is soothing to both parent and child. But when feeding is a battle, or when a baby spits up all the milk they just drank, it’s stressful for everyone. Spit-up and painful acid reflux after meals happens when the stomach overworks and the sphincter muscle connecting the throat to the stomach does not close tight enough. Acid and stomach contents then travel backwards back up the throat, creating a burning sensation. Chiropractic adjustments help the stomach to not over produce acid and the sphincter to be more functional.
Have you ever had neck pain that made it difficult to turn your head? A baby with a misaligned vertebrae or pinched nerve can have difficulty achieving the proper head position to breastfeed. Chiropractic care can help your child have full range of motion and flexibility.
Ah, the magic word! Every parent knows the importance of good sleep. When your child doesn’t sleep well, neither do you. By addressing pain and soothing the nerves in the spine, many parents with children of all ages report their child sleeps much better after chiropractic treatments.
Many body functions depend on nerves that connect through the spine. Falling behind in physical milestones like rolling, sitting, crawling and walking can be a sign of a spinal abnormality. Chiropractic can help your child’s mobility improve by treating subluxations that interrupt the flow of the nerves in the spinal cord.
Difference in dexterity
Pediatric Chiropractors treat young patients who have a difference in dexterity, flexibility, or range of motion in one arm or leg compared to the other. Relieving muscle tension and skeletal alignment can make a big difference at an early age.
Trusted and experienced
Dr. Gabby Soucy at Amazing Life Chiropractic is a licensed pediatric Doctor of Chiropractic who loves to partner with parents to help children heal and feel their best. As part of her training, Dr. Gabby spent 15 months studying on top of her 4-year doctorate program to be specialized in pre-natal and post-partum care, and pediatric chiropractic. Patients describe Dr. Gabby as caring, knowledgeable, educational, personable, and a great communicator. Schedule your appointment today for a consultation. We would be honored to be a resource of health for your family.