Children and KST

Bring Your Children In For Checkups
Chiropractic care can start from the very beginning. Babies and mothers can benefit when the pregnant mother receives chiropractic care to ease the strain of weight gain and hormonal changes during pregnancy. Studies have shown that mothers who receive chiropractic care throughout their pregnancy reduce their labor time by two hours. Newborn children are not too young for a spinal examination. The birth process, even today’s “natural” childbirth methods, can lead to a newborn’s first subluxation. Preliminary studies suggest that colic, unusual crying, poor appetite, ear infections, or erratic sleeping habits can be signs of spinal distress in newborns. Newborn adjustments offer gentle relief for the child and apply no more pressure than used to test the ripeness of a tomato. Infants and children are just as susceptible to spinal injury and trauma as adults, perhaps even more so! Learning to crawl, walk, ride a bike, or play sports can produce so-called “growing pains”. Don’t wait until the child exhibits health problems to get them checked out. Ignored, problems can worsen becoming more difficult to correct in adulthood.

Why Do Babies Need Chiropractic Care?
Why, to stay healthy, of course! There are many times in a young life when an infant or child may be more vulnerable to subluxations: pregnancy, birth, when first holding its head up, when beginning to crawl and when learning to walk. Of course then comes childhood with all its opportunities to run, fall, crash and then get up to do it all over again. Make sure your child has every chance to live a healthy life. Bring your child in to make sure they are free from subluxations.

Dr. Mark’s eldest child was adjusted at two days old. She wouldn’t want to breast feed laying on her right side, but laying on her left side she was fine. One adjustment and she could lay on both sides. Think about yourself if you have ever had a sore neck, it was probably harder to lay on one side than the other. Babies and children react the same way.

Infant Care and Chiropractic
You do so many things to ensure your baby’s health: during pregnancy you eat right; you avoid cigarettes, alcohol and all drugs (even aspirin, cold, flu and other over-the-counter medications can damage your unborn child or cause problems in pregnancy). You educate yourself so you may have a natural, drug-free birth. After the baby arrives you breast-feed knowing that is the superior form of nutrition; in short, you do everything you can to make sure your baby is healthy.

But have you had your baby’s spine checked? How do you know if your child’s spine is healthy? An unhealthy spine can affect your child’s health for his/her entire life. Your doctor of chiropractic is specially trained to check your child’s spine for areas of distortion.

With the birth process becoming more and more an intervening procedure, the chiropractic adjustment becomes even more important to the child’s future. – Larry Webster, D.C.

For Over a Hundred Years…
For over a hundred years doctors of chiropractic have observed the often dramatic responses of infants after chiropractic care.

Give your baby the best possible chance to have a healthy life. You have your baby’s eyes checked, heart checked, hearing checked – bring all your children in for a chiropractic spinal checkup. A simple checkup now might make a BIG difference for your children for the rest of their lives.

Pregnancy and Chiropractic
We have a number of women who can’t wait to get adjusted while they are pregnant. They know they can have less back pain and less breathing problems just by coming in periodically during the pregnancy.