COMMON FAQ ABOUT KIDZ CHIROPRACTIC CARE
What ages does the pediatric specialist treat?
Our pediatric specialists treat ages birth - 12 years of age.
What are the benefits of pediatric chiropractic care?
To promote proper growth and development and to limit health challenges such as ear infections or issues with nursing and reflux. This allows a child’s nervous system to grow optimally. Chiropractic care can help postural asymmetries that may develop with school age kids being on devices more frequently. We can help restore function after sports injuries or any other biomechanical injuries.
Does it hurt my child to be adjusted?
It does not hurt your child and it is safe for your child to be adjusted. We use the pressure you would use to check the ripeness of an avocado. Low force techniques are used on a child, including a spring loaded instrument called an activator. Pediatric chiropractic care is extremely gentle and different techniques may be used based off the child’s wants and needs.
How often does a child need to be adjusted?
Infants should be seen by a pediatric chiropractor after they are born to reduce any amount of birth trauma there may have been. After that, developmental milestones are a great time to have your child checked by a chiropractor. Any illnesses or major falls are also good times to have your child evaluated.
How can chiropractic care and CST help children overcome ear infections?
Chiropractic care and CST can help children overcome ear infections by improving Eustachian tube shape, allowing for fluid to drain out of the ear through the tube more easily. Blockage or congestion of this tube is a frequent cause of ear infections since they typically block viruses and bacteria from getting into the middle ear. Ear infections are so common in children because their Eustachian tubes are more horizontal than adults, and become more diagonal as they grow. Ear infections cause pain as well as make it difficult for a kiddo to hear, speak, move and pay attention. CST and chiropractic care are gentle methods of allowing fluid to drain properly through the Eustachian tubes, which removes substances out of the ear as well as relieve excessive pressure from inside the ear. Doing so leads to improvements in the child’s hearing, speech, etc.
How does chiropractic care and CST help with tongue and lip ties?
Chiropractic care and CST cannot make tongue and lip ties disappear. What they can do is decrease the restriction and tension throughout the body, which improves mobility. Often in babies with TOTs (tethered oral tissues) there are often restrictions elsewhere in the body. Chiropractic care and CST alone cannot fix TOTs - it is a team effort. Getting the tethered oral tissue revised by a pediatric dentist is critical in removing the baby’s tongue/lip tie. Chiropractic care & CST help support the revision by removing any tension in the body, allowing the body to get ready for the revision as well as aid in the healing process. Without proper preparation and post surgery stretching, many babies have reattachment of the frenulums and need to be re-revised. Chiropractic care and CST will help release restriction, improve structural alignment, improve mobility, improve latch, and calm the central nervous system.
What are signs my child may need chiropractic care?
- difficulty sleeping
- limited head/neck movement [ torticollis ]
- limited movements/mobility
- uneven shoulder heights
- migraines / headaches
- ear pain / ear infections [ even when on antibiotics ]
- sinus pain
- bed wetting
- growing pains
-reflux or excessive spitting up
How do I know which appointment will be best for my child?
The 10 minute chiropractic adjustment + stretches appointment is best for a child NOT presenting with any of the symptoms below:
-feeding/digestion issues, sleep issues, torticollis, flat spots, tongue/lip ties
The 20 minute chiropractic treatment with craniosacral therapy is best for the conditions listed above in bold print.