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Pediatric Chiropractic at
Advantage Chiropractic

Baby crawlingDid you know that childbirth is the first trauma that is common to all of us? Regardless of whether the birth was natural or a C-section birth, the spine can get shifted, misaligned or subluxated due to that trauma. Being cramped inside the womb for nine months can create subluxation.

Kids, too, are subject to having subluxations that affect their nervous system function. Think about an active childhood: through crawling, standing, walking and running, kids put their bodies through significant trauma.

By starting chiropractic care early, your child can avoid many issues further down the road. Dr. Mark and Donna’s two children have been adjusted since birth and have enjoyed the many benefits chiropractic has to offer!

Our Natural Approach

Without a doubt, we’re an overmedicated society that relies on prescription medications and antibiotics. Drugs just treat symptom, but in our office, we try to think of what’s causing that symptom and how we can treat it naturally without drugs or surgery. Chiropractic helps bring the body back to its normal state of balance so it can function optimally.


Here are some of the most common conditions that kids come into the practice with:

  • Bed-wetting
  • Behavior issues
  • Breastfeeding difficulties
  • Colic

  • Ear infections
  • Headaches
  • Torticollis

Just as adults often have poor posture from working at their desks for many hours a day, children also have bad posture. In many cases, poor posture is due to spending time on smartphones, tablets and other digital devices. Kids, particularly teens, often have forward head posture due to being glued to their gadgets for extended periods of time. We can provide kids, tweens and teens with tips on how to maintain good posture while still enjoying their devices.

One of our young patients was brought in as he wasn’t able to turn his head after he was born. His head was stuck to the right side before his parents brought him in. The infant’s head also was getting flat on one side. After getting adjusted, the child could turn his head from side to side. The little boy is doing well now! See Ryker’s video ».

FAQ

Why should I have my child checked?

Through the slips and falls of life, your child’s nervous system health can be compromised. Though they can’t express that they have a problem as an adult can, we use objective measurements to determine any potential problem areas in their bodies.

How do you adjust children?

The adjustment technique Dr. Mark uses varies with the age of the patient. We use a soft touch for kids and babies and have a gentle instrument we can use for their adjustment. Kids love hopping on our ‘’horsey,” a small horse adjusting table!

Is chiropractic safe for kids of all ages?

Yes, it’s highly safe. We adjust newborns to toddlers to teens. Rest assured that Dr. Mark uses gentle and effective techniques. For example, he would use about the same amount of pressure that’s applied to check a tomato for ripeness.

Can you help problems such as colic, bed-wetting and digestive issues?

Chiropractic care doesn’t treat symptoms. We examine the spine to determine if there is interference present that doesn’t allow your body to function at its optimal potential. If your child does have interference in their nervous system that is causing symptoms, removing them will likely allow their symptoms to diminish.

How long will my child need chiropractic care?

Many people elect to be under chiropractic care for the long term. That’s because they know that chiropractic is an effective, preventative and drug-free way to stay healthy.

We encourage parents to bring their children in annually so we can check their growth and posture. Nutritional counseling also is available.

Is pediatric chiropractic care holistic?

Yes. Pediatric chiropractic care uses natural healing techniques and chiropractic adjustments. One of the best benefits of chiropractic is no medications or invasive procedures such as surgery are used. Because many medications come with unpleasant, if not dangerous, side effects, chiropractic care is attractive to many parents.

Does insurance cover pediatric chiropractic care?

If your child’s diagnosis is musculoskeletal, then insurance will cover the chiropractic care. If you bring your child in for a condition such as colic or an ear infection, insurance won’t cover the care. Please note, however, that we will make your child’s care affordable.

Schedule an Appointment

Take that first step toward getting your child on the path to a healthier life. Find out more by contacting our friendly pediatric chiropractor Dr. Mark! Advantage Chiropractic offers same-day appointments for immediate attention.
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