Family Practice of Chiropractic | Dr. Gabrielle Freedman

Pediatric Chiropractic

Pediatric Chiropractic

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Health for All Ages!

Infants and Chiropractic Care

It’s amazing what a newborn child has to go through to become a part of this world. If you think about the incredible stress that happens to a baby and a mother during the birth process, it’s not surprising to see how they can be subluxated not to mention when something goes wrong!

When Does a Baby Need a Spinal Checkup?

After the birth process
When they baby starts to hold his/her head up
When the baby sits up
When the baby starts to crawl
When the baby starts to stand/walk
Did you know that the best time to get your spine checked for subluxations is when you’re an infant? The nervous system is needed for proper growth and development of children. There are “windows of opportunity” when certain parts of the body and brain grow. If the nervous system is not work when the opportunity arises, it could be missed. So, get them checked early!

Benefits of Chiropractic Care as Infants

Helps to prevent scoliosis
Helps to reduce the number of ear infections
Helps to reduce colic
Improve ADD/ADHD
Improve asthma
Improve indigestion
Improve sleeping habits
Help with feeding
You want the best for your newborn and that includes optimum health. Chiropractic care provides a natural alternative for treating common newborn problems. And a gentle adjustment just may make a dramatic difference.

Kids and Chiropractic Care

Lots of parents ask, “Why should a child need chiropractic care?”. We just ask them, “How many times did your child fall today, just learning to walk?” Often, it is at least 5 to 10. How many times in a week, in a month, in a year? It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that our children’s bodies take a beating at this age not to mention any previous birth trauma. How long do we want to wait to get the problem fixed? Until they’re in their thirties or forties, when their nervous system is so deteriorated they have a hard time bending over? Let’s fix the problem before it becomes a health hazard!

Benefits of Chiropractic Care as Children

Help with bedwetting
Improve ADD/ADHD
Help prevent and decrease the number of ear infections
Improve digestion
Improve sleeping habits
Spinal Checkups Are Vital

If your child is suffering from any of the following common conditions, it is essential to get his/her spine checked for vertebral subluxations – not as a treatment for these conditions, but because all children, especially if they are ill, need healthy spines. Being free of blockages to the flow of energy and information over his/her nervous system can make a big difference in your child’s physical and emotional health.

Vision problems
Skin conditions
Sinus problems
Weakness or fatigue
Poor concentration
Stomachaches
Asthma and wheezing
Loss of hearing
Ear infections
Eye problems
Painful Joints
Hip, leg or foot pain
Constipation
Poor coordination
Breast-feeding difficulties
Arm, hand or shoulder pain
Nervousness
Poor Posture
Sore throat
Colic
Allergies
Scoliosis
Irritability
Backaches
Neck aches
Bronchitis
Arthritis
Croup
Numbness
Headaches
Bed-wetting

What Does the Treatment Involve?

Spinal adjustments for infants and young children involve very light finger-tip adjustments to correct malfunctioning spinal structures. A light spinal adjustment, using no more than two pounds of pressure, is usually sufficient to restore mobility to spinal joints which have become locked and are causing interference with the normal function of the nervous system. Most adjustments make a “popping” sound when the spinal joints are moved, however this sound is not always heard when children’s spines are adjusted.

Does It Hurt?

Generally, no. However, very young infants sometimes take momentary fright at the sudden movement, and may cry for a few seconds.

How Many Treatments Are Required?

Children’s spines are a lot more mobile than those of adults and as a result, usually require only a few adjustments to restore normal function. The actual number of adjustments, however, may vary depending on the length of time that the condition has been present.

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Dr. Gabrielle Freedman
Family Practice of Chiropractic
112 Mayor Thomas J McGrath Hwy
Quincy, MA 02169

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