When people consider Chiropractic Care, pediatrics is not usually the first thing that comes to mind, but it’s important to remember that the benefits of Chiropractic care are not just for adults! The Peak Method utilizes a non-invasive and drug-free approach to your families health, using chiropractic adjustments, with a major focus on the nervous system. This offers a wide variety of benefits for people of all ages. We strongly recommend considering our more conservative treatment options for your child's health before resorting to dangerous drugs or surgeries.
Starting at conception, a child’s body is being put under stress at every point, from developing in the womb to the point of delivery. Birth itself is a huge stress on an infant’s body, considering they are pushed and pulled with great force. This results in misalignments, stress and traumas on an already fragile body and nervous system. These stresses and traumas may result in dysfunction and a decreased immune response. Colic, chronic ear infections, failure to thrive are just a few common symptoms from birth traumas that chiropractic has been known to help with.
Newborn infants should be checked for vertebral subluxations hours after birth. The birth process, even under natural and controlled conditions, is potentially traumatic. During the pushing stage of labor, the spine, particularly the neck, may be subluxated as the baby is compressed and pushed down the birth canal. Although birth subluxations may cause immediate symptoms, such as respiratory problems, there may be far reaching effects that are manifested over years. The child’s ability to fight against disease, for example, may be lowered. Colds, ear infections, colic, and other illnesses may result.