Pediatric Chiropractic Care in Waterford, MI

Pediatric Chiropractic Care

Why Does My Child Need A Chiropractor?

Treating children at the chiropractic doctor’s office may seem foreign to some people. However, the practice is increasingly common.

For the practitioner who is trained and experienced in working safely with children, such as the chiropractors at Michigan Chiropractic Specialists, it can be an effective and natural treatment method.

Pediatric chiropractic care can be especially helpful for specific conditions.

• Digestive Problems
Birth Trauma
• Nursing Hesitation
• Colic

Digestive problems can arise for a number of reasons. A common issue for children is intestinal compaction due to joint misalignment. This compaction hinders digestion. Gentle spinal realignment removes this compaction and allows the digestive system to work correctly.

Birth trauma

Birth trauma comes about when the baby is twisted or pulled during childbirth, causing the spine and hips to become misaligned. This can cause pain, and it can also affect the digestive system as well as the proper development and growth of muscles in the hip, back, neck, and head. Re-adjusting the spine and hips can correct this issue.

Nursing hesitation can be identified when a baby has trouble latching and sucking. While this instinct is natural for most infants, a blockage in the central nervous system can hinder messages between the brain and mouth which prevents the infant from nursing properly.

With chiropractic care, the baby’s central nervous system can be cleared. This allows messages to flow freely to the brain and helps the baby learn to nurse effectively.

Colic is classified as unexplained crying, typically at or around the same time each day. Through gentle spinal manipulation, chiropractic care for infants can relieve the stiffness, pain, and digestive compaction associated with colic.

Not all chiropractors work with children. Only those who do understand the special techniques and movements necessary to treat developing bone and cartilage safely are qualified to work with children.

Let Drs. Adam and Amanda Apfelblat help bring you better health and a better way of life through chiropractic wellness care by calling and making an appointment today.