Pediatric Chiropractic

As responsible parents we take our children to the dentist, optometrist and audiologist to make sure their teeth, eyes and ears are healthy. But what about their spine? Has your child's spine been checked?
Chiropractic care is safe and important to everyone's health, including infants, toddlers and children. Chiropractic care for your children offers your family a solid foundation for wellness. Throughout pregnancy, birth and childhood, the chiropractic lifestyle supports you and your family in living healthier, happier lives.
65% of your child’s neurological development takes place during their first year of life. Routine spinal check ups are an important part of your child’s overall health. A major component of health is the communication between your child's brain and body. This vital link controls the growth, repair, and function of every tissue and organ. The spinal cord sends messages from the brain throughout the body via billions of nerves. Interference (nerve pressure or irritation) places the body in a state of dis-ease. This can lead to decreased immune function and sickness.
Starting with the birthing process itself, our bodies are subjected to many spinal traumas. Even the most "natural" of births can cause stress and strain to the tiny developing spine.
Ear infections, asthma, colic, ADD/hyperactivity, bedwetting, learning disorders, and other health problems may actually be the result of nervous system interference called vertebral subluxation complex. Doctors of Chiropractic are the only health care professionals trained in the detection and correction of this problem. All children should have regular wellness visits to their Doctor of Chiropractic.
Today, many progressive parents are choosing conservative chiropractic care to help maximize their child's own natural defenses. Parents of children who receive regular chiropractic care often report that their kids seem healthier than other children and that they get fewer colds and other childhood diseases. Without a properly functioning spine and nervous system, true health is impossible to achieve. The chiropractic approach to health is safe and natural.

Dr. Lindsay recognizes the importance of periodic chiropractic check ups during a child’s first year of life. According to your child’s developmental milestones, there are a minimum of 6 critical spinal examination periods.

The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association is a wonderful wellness resource for parents. Visit the website http://icpa4kids.org and find practical solutions, extensive resources and specific services for family health and wellness.