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Family Chiropractic, Pediatric Chiropractic Care


Kids and Chiropractic
Chiropractic care is an essential part of your child’s overall wellness. In the
United States, more than 17 percent of all chiropractic patients are under the age of 18,
according to the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Of that 17 percent,
nearly 8 percent are five years or younger. While it may seem that children do not
need chiropractic at a young age, starting them with preventative care early on in life
will set them up for a lifetime of health and well-being.

                                                                                        Your Child’s Nervous System
                                                                                        The nervous system, which consists of your brain, spinal cord and nerves,
                                                                                        controls everything in the body, including growth and development. Subluxations,                                                                                          also known as misalignments, in the spine can prevent proper communication                                                                                                from the brain to the body. These subluxations cause stress to the nervous                                                                                                      system, which can lead to a decrease in function of the affected area. 
                                                                                        Infants, children and adults can all experience subluxations in the spine. Infants                                                                                              and children can become subluxated from birth trauma, other minor or major                                                                                                traumas and developmental stress. During the first five years of life, the body                                                                                                  produces more neural pathways than at any other time. It is vital this production
  is optimized through children’s chiropractic care, as the first few years are crucial to each child’s potential.

Even if your child is in excellent health, minor traumas from bumps, bruises, falls and spills
accumulate over time and can result in pain, discomfort and/or health issues in their
teen and adult years.

The Adjustment
The chiropractic adjustment is safe for patients of all ages, including newborns.
After an assessment of your child’s spine, the chiropractor will perform a gentle adjustment
using either his or her hands or a small tool. This adjustment, alongside the use of chiropractic
therapies, serves to remove the subluxation.

Commonly Seen Improvements
Over the years, chiropractic doctors have received feedback about the benefits of kids and chiropractic from parents and young patients reporting significant or unexpected improvements in:

  • Sleep

  • Behavior and attitude

  • Immune system function

Additional symptoms and conditions patients have reported improvement on include ADD/ADHD, colic, torticollis, ear infections, bed-wetting, digestive problems, allergies, asthma, seizures and more.

Family Chiropractic, Cranberry Township, Dr. Cotey and Amanda Jordan
Family Chiropractic, Cranberry Township, Dr. Cotey and Amanda Jordan
Family Chiropractic, Cranberry Township, Dr. Cotey and Amanda Jordan
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