Chiropractic Care for Children & Infants
We are one of the largest pediatric chiropractic clinics in the southwest metro. We see infants and children of all ages, every day. Read what some of our younger patients say about us on our patient testimonials page!
How can chiropractic treatment help my baby or child?
As your child is being born, the neck and back vertebrae can shift out of alignment due to the stretching and compressing of the body as it emerges into the world. If the delivery included a prolonged pushing stage, forceps, vacuum extraction, or other form of assisted delivery, the chances of a misalignment are greater.
If the misalignments are severe enough, they may pinch the nerves that are sending messages back and forth between the brain and the body. The functioning of major systems in the body can be affected. For example, a misalignment in the mid to lower back can affect the nerves that control the digestive system. Ineffective digestion of breast milk and formula can result, causing major discomfort and colic episodes in your baby.
The adjustments that Dr. Josh Watkins and Dr. Lindsey Hurlbut will do on your baby are very gentle and safe. Chiropractic adjustments for babies and infants are usually performed with a handheld instrument called an Activator. The Activator let’s the doctor control the exact location and amount of pressure that will be applied. You may see your baby totally relax before your eyes as the misalignments are corrected.
How about older children?
From toddlers to teens, we treat young patients with a range of conditions. Ear infections, bed wetting, sports injuries, scoliosis, as well as back and joint pain can all be treated with chiropractic care. Even if your child doesn’t suffer with any of these, regular spinal adjustments can have huge benefits. Your child’s spine grows along with the rest of their body. Keeping it in proper alignment during the growing process will help lead to better health now and throughout their life.
Are chiropractic adjustments safe during pregnancy?
Chiropractic care during pregnancy is safe for both mother and baby. Spinal adjustments are especially gentle during pregnancy as far less force is required to correct subluxations (misalignment of the spine). During pregnancy, most women experience a number of neuromuscular and biochemical problems which result in an increased stress on the body, leading to pain and discomfort. Since all medications taken by the mother cross into the developing baby’s blood system, chiropractic is a much safer option to reduce pain and discomfort.
Regular chiropractic care is an integral part of the prenatal and postpartum care during pregnancy. It helps keep mom feeling well and assists her in coping with the physical stresses of an ever changing body.
If you would like to make a chiropractic appointment at our Savage, Minnesota office, please contact us by phone at 952-440-4553 any time during our Clinic Hours. We will do our best to find a time during our Adjusting Hours that is convenient for you.