Children and KST

Bring Your Children In For Checkups

1446670Chiropractic 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. This is where Koren Specific Technique and use of the arthrostim really shines. We can test the child and adjust them almost without them knowing. Since using Koren Specific Technique, I no longer get any crying from the child from the adjustment. 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.

1811635We have years of experience treating children with very gentle and safe procedures. Once your children see that chiropractic adjustments do not hurt and, in fact, are fun, they will enjoy visiting our office. Regardless of age or condition, a better working spine and organ systems is good for optimal health. With Koren Specific Technique we can also check your child to see if some other component may be playing a part in their symptoms. It’s obvious with allergies that certain foods need to be eliminated, but food sensitivities may be partially involved with joint pain, headaches, and bowel problems.

Emotions may also be a component in their condition. Especially in the poor sleeping, stomach aches, bowel issues, both constipation and diarrhea. Emotions come from so many sources we may not consider, be we can check them and easily clear their connection to their health condition.

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. Those bumps from falling, crashing the bike learning to ride, all add up. Watch what happens to their health, are they complaining more about their stomach hurting? Are they complaining about their head hurts, are they getting more ear aches? These are all indications they need to be checked and need an adjustment.

2149146Dr. Marks older child was adjusted at two days old. She wouldn’t want to breast feed laying on her right side, but lying on her left side she was fine. One adjustment and she could lie on both sides. Think about yourself if you have ever had a sore neck, it was probably harder to lie on one side that 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. We have seen over and over, as we work on a child for one condition, other things improve also. For instance, we had a young man, (about 5yo) came in as a referral from his teacher. He has played a lot of sports in his short life and would complain about things hurting. After working on him for a while, he comes in one day and lets me know his MD took him off all asthma medication. His parents were thrilled!

“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. In fact, there seems to be no limit to the conditions that can respond to chiropractic care: colic, difficulty breast-feeding, Erb’s palsy (an arm is limp and undeveloped), torticollis (twisted neck), unbalanced face and skull development, foot inversion, “nervousness” and ear, nose and throat infections, allergies and sleep disorders, projectile vomiting and many, many other conditions.

1567195Give your children 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

Adjustments during pregnancy are safe, gentle and extremely effective for moms-to-be. Proper spinal alignment during your pregnancy can help alleviate symptoms of morning sickness, pinched nerves and backaches, and can greatly increase your overall energy and health.

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, less breathing problems just by coming in periodically during the pregnancy. Again this is another area in which Koren Specific Technique shines. We can analyze and adjust with the arthrostim. No cracking, twisting or popping for those concerned that an adjustment might harm their child. Which it doesn’t’, but with Arthrostim adjusting there in no reason to be concerned because of its gentleness. A healthier mother means an easier birth and healthier child.