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The Power of Preventative Chiropractic Care for Kids

boy being adjustedChiropractic care is not only safe for children, but also a significant part of their health care. Orthopedic studies have shown 80-90% of children are born with their first vertebrae (the Atlas or C1) misaligned—including ones delivered via a C-section.

The Atlas is a fragile, flexible, and vulnerable part of the spine, where the spine connects to your brainstem and connects to the rest of your body. It stands to reason that it’s an important area to keep healthy.

The Effects of a Misalignment

A tiny misalignment or distortion in the C1 could affect the nerves going to a child’s eyes, ears, nose, and throats. This is why symptoms often include ear infections, as well as sinus problems. Kids whose immune system can’t fight off what’s happening keep getting repeat infections, have difficulty sleeping, or experience colic—these are just some of the classic side effects of a slight distortion in that area of the spine.

Often a child is asymptomatic as an infant, and left uncorrected, because people don’t realize the issue is related to the spine. This can show later as balance and coordination difficulties, missed milestones, allergies, headaches, digestive problems, difficulty focusing, and more.

A Passion for Helping Kids Flourish

Caring for children is dear to Dr. Matt’s heart, because he was one of those undiagnosed kids who ended up an asthmatic, anxious, and depressed 19-year-old with chronic sinus problems, migraines, and an ulcer. He never had any neck pain, and his parents had no clue there was a misalignment at the Atlas.

That’s why we offer a range of services, including well baby checks, making sure newborns are in that lucky 10-20% where everything is good, and if not, address it before it becomes a problem. We also provide comprehensive exams for kids who have had a problem go on for a while and need some extra TLC. Our techniques are incredibly gentle, perfectly tailored to address a range of ages, including newborns, toddlers, tweens, teens, and even those who are still kids at heart.

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Ensure your child has the best chance to grow into a healthy adult without lingering issues. Book a checkup today!

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