By: Dr. Andrea Toppin
Why do infants and kids need chiropractic care?
Would you wait 30 years to take your child to the dentist for the first time? Think of how their teeth would look. The same goes for caring for your child's musculoskeletal system!
The first year of a child’s life is the most critical for their development. Babies are going through many different stages and growing very quickly. From the impact of birth, breastfeeding, rolling over, crawling, and learning to walk – babies go through a lot and their musculoskeletal system needs to be assessed and treated properly. Pediatric chiropractic care can help promote proper growth and development as well as limit any other health challenges such as nursing issues, torticollis (limited head/neck movement), ear infections, reflux, and the list goes on. And often, we see kids with no complaints who come in for wellness care to make sure they are hitting their milestones.
What are signs my child may need chiropractic care?
Excessive spitting up
How often does a child need to be adjusted?
Infants in particular should be seen by a pediatric chiropractor as soon as possible following delivery to reduce any amount of birth trauma. After that, kids should be seen throughout their childhood at developmental milestones. They should also be seen or evaluated by a pediatric chiropractor if they have any illnesses, injuries, or major falls.
Is it safe and reliable?
Yes! With pediatric care, chiropractors apply the kind of gentle pressure you would use to check the ripeness of an avocado. Dr. Toppin and Dr. Goodman are both trained by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and the key to safety is education! Pediatric chiropractic care is extremely gentle. Both docs implement different techniques based upon the child’s wants and needs.
Parents report that their kids have improved sleeping, improved behavior and attitude, and improved quality of life after seeing us consistently.
Schedule your kiddo with Dr. Toppin or Dr. Goodman ASAP and see the benefits for yourself!
Resolution of Failure to Thrive in an Infant Following Chiropractic Care to Reduce Vertebral Subluxation: A Case Report & Review of the Literature.Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, Chiropractic ~ January 6, 2021 ~ Pages 1-4. Santos J, Alcantara J. Abstract
Comparison of child report and parent-proxy report using PROMIS-25 in the chiropractic care for children. Complement Ther Med. 2020 Aug;52:102406. Alcantara J, Whetten A, Alcantara J. Abstract
The quality of life of children under chiropractic care as measured by the PROMIS parent-proxy short forms. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2020 May;39:101134. Alcantara J, Whetten A, Ohm J, Alcantara J. Abstract