Chiropractic care for children offers your family a solid foundation for wellness. There millions
of different hormonal changes and chemical reactions occurring both in the mother and the
developing baby, all of which are controlled and coordinated through the nervous system. It is
imperative during pregnancy you have a nervous system that responds immediately and
accurately to changes in your body, and therefore you need a healthy spine! Chiropractic helps
the body to be strong and as balanced as possible to carry the pregnancy. Chiropractic treatment
during pregnancy allows for easier labor, delivery, and a better transition for the baby into this
During development near the time of birth and in the months thereafter can sometimes interfere
with the normal functioning of the spine. Spinal segments can be pushed out of place or jammed
by the position of the baby in the womb, or can suffer similar problems during labor from trauma
passing through the birth canal, or the birthing process itself. Vacuum extraction and eager hands
can do damage to the nervous system by pulling, forcing and twisting the baby’s young spine.
Spinal problems can also occur as a result of the frequent falls suffered by young infants,
children or teens. Left uncorrected, many of the spinal traumas experienced by children become
more difficult-to-correct problems seen later in adults.
Dr. Reed conducts a careful and thorough evaluation of your child's spine. He is trained to
evaluate pediatric spinal problems and will use gentle, specific skills to identify, evaluate, and
treat any involved spinal areas. Common symptoms but not limited to children are as follows:
Infertility. Even before birth, restoring nervous system control of reproductive organs has
blessed many chiropractic patients with the child they thought was impossible.
Colic. Birth trauma, even from so-called “natural” birthing experiences can often produce a
child’s first nerve compromise. Lacking the ability to communicate, your baby cries.
Ear infections. Biomechanical restrictions in the upper spine can compromise the nervous
system and immune system, making your child’s ears a breeding ground for viral infection.
Bedwetting. Nervous system compromise in the lower back can block nerve messages
responsible for bladder control. Many children regain their confidence and self-esteem with
ADHD. Many parents investigate conservative chiropractic care before exposing their children
to psychotropic drugs. Reducing tension to the nervous system has produced excellent results for
Asthma. By reducing neurological compromise to the bronchial tubes, lungs and diaphragm with
chiropractic care, attacks can often be reduced or eliminated with chiropractic care.
Growing Pains. Pain of any type is a warning that something isn’t right. While considered a
“phase they’re going through,” it’s usually a sign that biomechanical stress to the nervous system
Scoliosis. Instead of crude bracing or the all too common “wait and watch” approach,
chiropractic care has helped countless children with this common disfigurement.
Wellness. An obvious symptom isn’t required! Enjoy the peace of mind of having your infant or
child checked to uncover structural or neurological problems before they become serious.