In the nurturing hands of pediatric chiropractic care, the journey of early childhood and prenatal development finds a safe and holistic path. Pediatric and prenatal chiropractic, often an undervalued gem, offers a non-invasive approach to a range of infant and maternal health concerns. From easing colic discomforts to aiding crucial developmental milestones, it lays a foundation for lifelong well-being.
Under the expert guidance of Dr. Matt Herres at Herres Chiropractic in Pasco, this approach is not just about treatment but about fostering overall health from life’s earliest stages. His practice, grounded in experience and compassion, is a beacon for families seeking a natural and effective path to health and development.
Why do Children and Infants Need Chiropractic?
Chiropractic care for children and infants focuses on the proper alignment of the spine to support overall health and development. This natural, non-invasive approach can significantly influence a child’s wellness, from aiding in proper growth to improving sleep and behavior.
10 Benefits of Children Chiropractic Adjustment
Relief from Colic Symptoms and Reflux
Chiropractic adjustments can soothe the nervous system, potentially reducing colic symptoms and acid reflux in infants by improving digestive function.
Treating and Preventing Ear Infections
Regular chiropractic care can enhance drainage of ear fluid, reducing the risk and severity of ear infections common in young children.
Boosting the Immune System
Spinal adjustments may enhance immune function by releasing pressure on the nervous system, allowing the body to better fight off infections.
Decreasing the Risk of Injury
Chiropractic care strengthens a child’s musculoskeletal system, enhancing flexibility and coordination, which can reduce the risk of injuries.
Post-Birth Recovery and Physical Development Support
Chiropractic adjustments support the healthy alignment and mobility necessary for physical milestones like crawling and walking.
Reducing Fussiness and Irritability
By addressing discomforts in the body, chiropractic care can lead to a more content and less irritable baby.
Easing Breastfeeding Difficulties
Aligning the baby’s spine can help with latching difficulties, making breastfeeding a more comfortable experience for both mother and child.
Treating Plagiocephaly (Flat Head Syndrome)
Chiropractic care can be part of a comprehensive approach to treating and preventing the misshapen head, often caused by position in the womb or a preference for turning the head to one side.
Spinal adjustments can improve bowel function, offering relief to infants and children suffering from constipation.
Chiropractic care can be effective in treating torticollis, a condition where a baby’s head is tilted due to tight neck muscles.
How to Choose the Best Pediatric Chiropractor
When selecting a pediatric chiropractor, look for someone who is specifically trained in pediatric care, like Dr. Matt Herres, and who has a gentle, child-friendly approach.
How Does Pediatric Chiropractic Work?
Pediatric chiropractic involves gentle adjustments to correct spinal misalignments. These adjustments are tailored to the child’s size, weight, and specific health needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will my baby cry during a chiropractic adjustment?
Most infants respond well to chiropractic adjustments, experiencing comfort rather than distress. A baby may cry due to the newness of the experience, but the adjustments are gentle.
Is it safe to take children to a Chiropractor?
Yes, chiropractic care is widely recognized as a safe, effective, and non-invasive therapy for children of all ages.
How Early Can My Child Start Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic care is safe for infants and can start as early as the first weeks of life. Early care helps in aligning the spine correctly after the birthing process and supports healthy growth and development.
What Are the Signs That My Child Might Benefit from Chiropractic Care?
Signs to look for include difficulty sleeping, breastfeeding challenges, uneven shoulder or hip alignment, and chronic ear infections. These can all indicate a need for a chiropractic evaluation.
How Often Should My Child See a Chiropractor?
The frequency of visits varies depending on the child’s specific health needs. After an initial assessment, your chiropractor, like Dr. Matt Herres, can recommend a personalized care plan.
Can Chiropractic Care Help with Behavioral and Attention Issues in Children?
While chiropractic care does not directly treat behavioral or attention disorders, improving overall nervous system function can lead to better focus, behavior, and emotional regulation in some children.
Are Chiropractic Adjustments for Children the Same as for Adults?
Chiropractic adjustments for children are specifically tailored to their smaller size and developmental stage. The techniques are gentler and require less force than those used on adults.
What Training Do Pediatric Chiropractors Have?
Pediatric chiropractors, like Dr. Herres, undergo additional training and certification to specialize in the care of infants, children, and pregnant women. This ensures they are well-equipped to address the unique needs of these patients.
Start Your First Pediatric Chiropractic Session
Beginning pediatric chiropractic care at Herres Chiropractic PLLC, located at 7007 Burden Blvd. Ste. 104, Pasco, WA 99301, involves a thorough health history and a gentle physical examination tailored to your child’s age and specific needs. Dr. Matt Herres and his team are dedicated to providing a comfortable and nurturing environment for both infants and expectant mothers. To embark on a journey towards improved health and well-being for your child, schedule your first session today.
For appointments, call: (509) 543-1123 or Schedule an Appointment
Insurance and Payment Options
At Dr. Matt Herres’s office, we understand the importance of accessible chiropractic care. We offer a variety of insurance and payment options to ensure that your family’s chiropractic needs are met without added financial stress.