Chiropractic care for children offers your family a solid foundation for wellness and is 100% safe! Adjustments are gentle and tailored to fit the patient's age, size, and needs. Throughout pregnancy, birth, and childhood, chiropractic will help your family live a life of optimal health and well-being.
Some of the benefits include:
- Maximized Brain and Nervous System Development
- Decreased Pain and Discomfort
- Improved Immune System Function
- Increased Resistance to Common Ailments--like colds and earaches
- Improved Posture
- Improved Sleep Patterns
- Improved Concentration
- Improved Breathing
- Improved Digestion--Decreased Constipation and Gas
- Help with Colic/Irritable Baby Syndrome
- Improved Nerve Function in Children with Behavioral/Emotional Delays
- Enhanced Overall Health and Wellness
Dr. Devin has specialty training and certification with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. Her mission is to serve as many children and families with natural healthcare as possible.
During pregnancy the mother has a miracle maturing inside the womb. She does everything in her power to provide proper nutrition, rest and protection for the little bundle of joy she will soon hold tight. But, the real tests of parenting begin when that little angel has made its way into this world.
Did You Know? The very first spinal misalignment (vertebral subluxation) in a persons life often occurs during the birthing process. Do you realize that almost half of all births in the country are now planned--often done out of convenience. What happens is that instead of being born when the baby is ready to be born, they are extracted--and that requires a certain amount of force. The force that is applied to the head and neck to pull and turn the baby in order to get the shoulders through the birthing canal puts stress on the upper cervical spine (especially Atlas-C1) and nervous system - the baby enters the world seemingly healthy but with his/her first subluxation.
This is why Dr. Devin checks newborns as early as possible after birth (even less than hours old) for vertebral subluxation. Often times, moms will stop by our office on the way home from the hospital to have their newborn checked. We take the honor of caring for infants and newborns very seriously.
When you held a newborn for the first time, what were you instructed to do? Support the head and neck, why? Because the baby's neck muscles and strength are not developed enough to hold their own head. But during the birthing process they is a sense of urgency to get the baby out as soon as possible - not as much concern about the structural alignment of the cervical spine. Pediatric chiropractic has been around for over 100 years. The founder of chiropractic, DD Palmer, understood the importance of the infant/child spine and nervous system. He firmly believed in checking and maintaining the integrity throughout the lifespan.
Proper spinal alignment is vital to have the best communication of your newborns/infants brain and body though their nervous system. Would it not make sense to get your newborn/infant checked for subluxations as soon as possible?
Kids are resilient. But, all too often adults are guilty of downplaying or underestimating the stress they undergo. Most of the time we just shrug this off as: "Oh they will be OK, just kids", "good thing they have a young body", "what doesn't kill you will make you stronger". The reality is that the number of traumas to a child's body and especially the spine & nervous system add up.
What kind of things could be causing stress on your child's spine& nervous system:
- contact sports or sports-related injuries
- repetitive video game play
- repetitive reading
- heavy backpacks
- poor posture
- improper sleeping
- poor diet
- chemical stressors - medications, cleaners, chemicals, etc.
- emotional stress - home and school
We all know that the stresses in our life add up. Even though children often bounce right up after falls or accidents, that stress makes a change. That change could cause multiple problems down the road. Chiropractic helps to keep those stresses from becoming a problem now or in the future.