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Pediatric Chiropractic in Howard-Suamico

Dr. Brian with young girlIt surprises many patients when they see youngsters in a chiropractic practice. “Why would a child need chiropractic?” they often ask.

The birth process is a common source of stress and trauma to the spine and nervous system. Even “natural” birthing methods can stress the spine. Cesarean section, suction extraction or eager hands can do unseen damage.

My own children were adjusted within minutes of being born. Adjusting newborns and infants require only a gentle touch. They don’t have the scar tissue we often see in adults.

Many common childhood health issues can be traced back to birth trauma.

How Our Youngest Patients Benefit

  • ColicChiropractic care has been shown to be helpful for many infants suffering from colic. After all, if you have a raging headache, all you can do is cry.
  • Nursing challenges – Preference for one side is often a sign of spinal misalignment in the neck.
  • Digestion issues – When normal nerve supply to the digestive track and bowels are restored, proper function often returns.
  • Ear Infections – Chronic ear infections often result from lack of proper nerve supply to the throat, Eustachian tubes or throat.
  • Poor sleep – When spinal misalignments are reduced, more normal sleep patterns often emerge.
  • Developmental milestones – As your child learns to support her head, crawl, sit up and walk they often take a tumble or two. A chiropractic check can be helpful.
  • Hyperactivity – Nerve compromise can produce hypo- or hyperactivity. Chiropractic care can often calm down a hyperactive nervous system.
  • Bedwetting – A bladder control problem may actually be a brain-to-bladder nerve communication problem. Chiropractic has helped countless bedwetters.
  • Headaches and migraines – Children of all ages can experience the same debilitating headaches as adults.
  • Sports injuries – Trauma from sports injuries is far more common than you think.

In addition to common physical stressors, our children are living in a more complicated world than ever. Their schedules are jam-packed. Their backpacks are fully loaded. Digital screens produce forward head carriage. Empty calories produce obesity in epic proportions.

This stress can build, making it harder for them to adapt, heal and thrive. It burdens our children with a variety of health challenges.

What to Expect

Children love coming to the chiropractor. No white coats. No yucky medicine. Instead they experience respect from a compassionate caregiver. It begins with a thorough health history, examination and a non-invasive, neurological scan of your child’s nervous system. Dr. Brian will use his skill and experience to determine the root cause of your child’s health issue. And then recommend a course of care.

Their chiropractic adjustments are different than those of adults. The spine and nervous system of a child are more sensitive and less energy is needed. Children innately love their adjustments. Many are so relaxed they even sleep through their adjustments.

Roots Chiropractic in Howard-Suamico offers gentle, specific, and non-invasive care. By addressing the underlying root issue, the problems we often see in adults can be avoided. An interference-free nervous system helps your child be happy, healthy and excel in school and life.

Still have questions? If you’re new to pediatric chiropractic, we would love to answer any of your questions. Call us and let’s talk.
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Pediatric Chiropractor Howard-Suamico WI | Roots Chiropractic | (920) 288-2003