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KIDS & CHIROPRACTIC
Children are at the beginning of their path in life and it’s important to have them checked. We often forget that children have the same spine and nervous system as adults. Babies and kids of every age need regular adjustments too! Ask us about the benefits of chiropractic care for balance, wellness, and optimal development.
Chiropractic care can also help women during pregnancy. Many women have reported a more comfortable pregnancy, and higher quality labor and delivery after seeking pre-natal chiropractic care.
WHY SHOULD I BRING MY CHILD TO A CHIROPRACTOR?
The spine develops rapidly in the first 10 years of life. It is highly affected by the falls and injuries common in those years and the repetitive movements that occur the following eight years (backpacks, increased computer usage and poor posture). Like dentistry, many parents see the benefits of providing preventative care for their children and see this as an important role in their child’s overall health and wellness. It is beneficial and ideal for development throughout the major stages of growth.
SHOULD I BE WORRIED THAT IT WILL BE PAINFUL FOR MY CHILD?
Absolutely not! We use safe and gentle techniques adapted specifically to treat babies and children.
WHEN SHOULD MY CHILD HAVE THEIR FIRST CHECK UP?
The first trauma we all go through is the birth process; it can cause stress to the infant’s spine and may impair nerve function which can contribute to dysfunction. As babies grow they begin to crawl, sit and walk by using their spine. Chiropractic is safe for children and only very gentle and specific techniques are used. Therefore, there is no minimum age for a child to have their first check-up or adjustment.
Dr. Daniel Mukai is a member of the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association) and is Webster Technique Certified (Pregnancy). Dr. Dan is very active continually speaking or hosting workshops on Pediatrics as he sees infants, toddlers, and children of all ages for a variety of health conditions. Ask us how we can help!
For more info please visit www.icpa4kids.org