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Chiropractic and Kids

Chiropractic for Children

Kids can receive chiropractic care, too!

As with adults, children need proper nervous system function for their bodies to work their best. Gentle, specific chiropractic adjustments focus on freeing pressure on vital nerves that control many of the body's functions.

Did you know that an infant's spine will double in size in their first 2 years?

At Summit, we believe that kids of all ages should have their spines checked for vertebral subluxations. A body that has a strong working nervous system can make a huge difference in a child's health as they grow and develop.

As a member of the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association), Dr. Kelly practices gentle chiropractic techniques that are specific for helping infants and children. Read about the benefits below!

Infants

Why chiropractic?

The birth process can often be very traumatic for infants, setting the stage for future issues if not addressed. With such rapid development happening, this is the best time to ensure your infant's spine and nervous system are functioning in the best possible way.

Physical milestones

Rolling, sitting, crawling, cruising, standing, walking.

Chiropractic may help:

Colic, reflux, eczema and rashes, ear infections, poor sleep, constipation, torticollis, asymmetric crawling and gait.

 

Toddlers

Why chiropractic?

Toddlers are very busy! Their first slow steps quickly change to walking, running, and jumping, with a steep learning curve. The introduction of new foods, over-stimulation from the environment, and the development of new motor patterns can all affect a toddler's physical development. Toddlers under regular chiropractic care often are healthier, get sick less, need to take less drugs, and are less susceptible to ear infections.

Physical milestones

Walking, running, jumping, climbing, kicking.

Chiropractic may help:

Ear infections, asthma, cold and flu's, allergies, eczema, irritability, diarrhea and constipation, delayed milestones, difficulty sleeping.

 

Preschoolers

Why Chiropractic?

Your preschooler is potentially being introduced to many new stressors such as processed foods, extended TV or computer time, medications, and environmental chemicals.

Physical milestones

Balancing, climbing, jumping, bicycling, skating.

Chiropractic may help:

Allergies, asthma, bed wetting, difficulty sleeping, diarrhea and constipation, colds and flu's.

 

School Aged Children

Why chiropractic?

New physical stressors may include sitting at school, new sports and activities being introduced, and extended computer time. They also may start to feel stress from schoolwork and peer pressure, which can both have an effect on the nervous system.

Physical milestones

Gaining independence, constant learning, specific biomechanics related to sports.

Chiropractic may help:

Growing pains, headaches, belly aches, constipation and diarrhea, recurring respiratory infections, asthma, allergies, lack of balance and coordination, frequent colds, ADD/ADHD, difficulty sleeping and concentrating.

 

Teenagers

Why chiropractic?

One very common biomechanical issue with teens today is the postural changes that occur from prolonged computer, cell phone, and video game use. Teens also may be experiencing emotional stress from peer pressure, new relationships, schoolwork, and learning more independent adult skills, that can all place stress on the nervous system.

Physical milestones

Independence, high level sports, driving.

Chiropractic may help:

Headaches, poor concentration, fatigue, irritability, muscle aches, slow recovery, lack of balance and coordination, painful or irregular menstruation, scoliosis.

If you have any questions about chiropractic care for kids, please call or email Summit Chiropractic, and Dr. Kelly will be happy to answer any questions you may have.