Why chiropractic for children?
Chiropractic care isn't just for adults. As children explore their world and grow, they discover their limits. Learning to walk,
riding a bike or playing sports can cause subluxations in their developing spines. Early detection and correction can prevent
the problems from getting worse. When spinal subluxations are left untreated in childhood, they become more difficult to
correct and heal as adults.
What if my child doesn’t complain of any aches or pains?
Unless a child has an obvious problem, it can be difficult for parents to recognize when a child has spinal subluxations. It is
not always easy for someone other than a chiropractor, highly trained in evaluating the spine, to determine if the child has a
problem, just as it is difficult for someone other than a dentist to determine if a child has any cavities. Both cases take the
skills of a trained specialist to perform a thorough evaluation. Clues that a young child may have subluxations in their spine
include inability to turn their head (torticolis), difficulty nursing, colic, ear infections (otits media), and favoring of one side over
another. Older children may have headaches, chronic poor posture, frequent colds, bed-wetting (enurisis), ADD/ADHD, poor
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Will the adjustment hurt?
As a pediatric-certified chiropractor and mother to two daughters, Dr. Nicholson
always places the highest importance in making the child and parents feel at ease.
She will explain in advance what the chiropractic adjustment will include and how it
will feel. Techniques are always tailored to the individual. How a baby is adjusted is
much different than how their parent or even their grandparent is adjusted.
What about my pediatrician?
It's very important that a child have both a pediatrician and a pediatric chiropractor. A
pediatric chiropractor is not there to replace the role of the pediatrician. The
pediatrician provides medications when necessary and delivers care in times of
serious illness and injury. A pediatric chiropractor is there for preventative wellness
care and maintenance of the child's structure. The two are very complementary.