Pediatric chiropractic care is very light and gentle. A lot of times the mom or dad even hold the baby during the adjustment.
If you are interested in seeing if we can help your little one, give us a call (360) 260-6903.
Hey, it’s Dr. Troy here. Vancouver, Washington.
Today I want to talk about chiropractic pediatrics.
I have had three children born at home. We’ve been adjusting them ever since they were born. A lot of people go “What? You go to a chiropractor for your child? They don’t have a bad spine.” Well, the reality is that the bones protect the nerves. Especially during the birth process, there can be a lot of stress, a lot of strain, not only on the mother but the child.
I recently had a two-week old baby come see me. Actually, the O.B. who delivered the baby said, “you need to take him to a chiropractor”. He’s having some shoulder problems, he wasn’t nursing, he wasn’t sleeping, he wasn’t having proper bowel movements. I adjusted him six times, and at the end of those six visits in two weeks the kid was 100%. He started breastfeeding again. Mom was surprised because she was feeding him formula. She wanted to breastfeed, and within six visits he got his desire to breastfeed back, his shoulder was working perfectly, he was sleeping through the night, and was again having regular bowel movements.
And so you ask “How is that possible?” You got to understand that the bones protect these nerves here and if the bones are in alignment that hole, called the intervertebral frame, that the nerve sits in is going to be open. Life is going to flow, whether it’s to his stomach, to his arm. But since this child went through a pretty extreme labor, the bones shifted out of alignment, especially in his neck. That is where we found most of the interference, in his neck, and the nerves in his lower neck innervate the shoulder.
I told the mom we’re going to do a series of adjustments on your child or your infant, and open up those nerves to restore the nerve force so the body can heal itself. Babies are very easy to adjust. They don’t have forty, fifty, sixty years of trauma, and scar tissue, and fibrotic gristle and degeneration. Children tend to respond really, really fast. So, it’s very light.
The difference between an adult and a baby is the amount of pressure. Sometimes we use an instrument to adjust them. We also, a lot of times, the mother will hold the baby. So, kids who get adjusted respond really well, and we’ve just seen great success.
People who are scared, I’ve adjusted hundreds of children. I’ve studied through the International Pediatric Chiropractic Association. There’s a lot of different techniques you can use on children to help them restore their health and get their life back on track.
So, if you have a child, if you have a pediatric child and you want to get them checked, call and schedule a consultation, (360) 260-6903.