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Pediatric Chiropractic at Revive Family Chiropractic

Birth & the First Misalignment

Baby on adjusting tableYou may wonder why a child would need chiropractic care. After all, they likely don’t experience back or neck pain like adults. But they often come into the world with a subluxation or misalignment.

It doesn’t matter if you have a vaginal natural birth or an extreme one, like a C-section or vacuum extraction. Even perfectly aligned, a baby in the womb coming out in the right position can be traumatic, as the baby must squeeze through a small opening.

The Importance of Getting Your Child Checked

It’s always important to get babies checked as soon as possible after they are born. By doing so, we can make sure that going forward, their body is going to be working optimally and that the first trauma won’t cause problems for them later. You might not see any problems immediately, but they can manifest in the future.

Chiropractic can help ensure your child grows and develops properly, without any interference. “As a chiropractor, I was able to adjust my two children right away,” said Dr. Ly. Her kids haven’t had a single ear infection and have stayed healthy through gentle chiropractic care.

Helping the Next Generation Stay Healthy

If we want a better and healthier generation later, then this is the time to start children with chiropractic.”
Dr. Ly

Kids can be adjusted easily, allowing them to grow, be healthy and be at their best. Children under care from a young age need less care. By taking a preventative approach with maintenance care, children can avoid many common childhood conditions. These include

  • Allergies
  • Autism
  • Bed wetting
  • Colic
  • Ear infections
  • Latching difficulties
  • Sleep problems

Common Questions

How do you adjust kids?

Gently! When adjusting a baby, Dr. Ly uses about the same amount of pressure used to check a tomato for ripeness. As kids get older, she can use instrument-assisted techniques. For children who don’t like the idea of an instrument, she can provide a gentle manual adjustment.

Should I feed my child before the appointment?

Typically, the best time to feed your child is after an adjustment. If you’re breastfeeding, we can provide a private space for you to nurse your baby. After an adjustment is the best time to nurse, because babies relax more after they’ve been adjusted. Being in that relaxed state helps with feeding.

Are the scans you use safe for children?

Yes. There is no radiation used. These painless, non-invasive scans are safe on babies and children.

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Pediatric Chiropractic Owatonna MN | (507) 214-0089