I had been to a chiropractor before, but since a back injury playing soccer in college, my chiropractor has become by best friend! Once we moved to St.Louis and I found Vidan Family Chiropractic, I learned that I could get so much more than back relief from my visits. Now I stop by when I feel a cold coming on, when I have a new ache or pain and while I was pregnant! I was encouraged to bring in Cole within the days or weeks after he was born and I was a little unsure. I couldn’t imagine them adjusting a newborn! But I tried it out, and as I held that little tiny baby, Dr. Vidan looked to just massage his back and neck. I don’t know what I had been expecting but there were no big pops or jolts, just a gentle alignment. And weeks later when he was constipated, we took him back. And after that when he was sniffly and snotty, we took him back again. And every time Cole found relief from those little massages!
Many people look at Chiropractic care just for certain injuries or ailments, but it can be used to help a variety of issues in young and old. I asked Dr. Vidan to talk a bit more about why you might take your little ones in to see a Chiropractor
Here at Vidan Family Chiropractic, we love taking care of kids in our practice—that’s one of the many reasons we are a FAMILY practice! We often hear this question from other patients in our office when they see on of the doctors adjusting a child. Children benefit immensely from chiropractic care. In fact, they often respond better and faster than most adults.
Think about it this way: childhood is a surprisingly rough time of life. The birth process alone causes pressure from passage through the birth canal (or by cesarean) that can create misalignments in the spine. These small but significant issues can affect your baby’s growth, development, and nerve function. As children learn to crawl, walk, run and play, they will inevitably experience some bumps and falls. After time, these instances can add up and affect their posture and possibly cause health issues.
The most common reasons we see babies from 1-2 years old are:
Developmental problems (like trouble walking or crawling)
The school years bring more challenges to children’s wellness. Lugging heavy and oversized backpacks to and from school can have a negative impact. Also, participation in sports provides exposure to more and greater physical impacts. Last but not least, scoliosis is a danger that tends to reveal itself during these years. This abnormal lateral curvature of the spine can be easily corrected with early diagnosis.
The most common reasons we see children from 2-12 years old include:
So what are we doing to that baby?? It might amaze you to know that even infants can safely receive gentle chiropractic adjustments from a skilled, experienced pediatric chiropractor like Dr. Vidan. The amount of pressure or force that Dr. Vidan uses on a child is about the same as you use when you touch your eye. Chiropractic care for children is safe and effective, and most parents find great value in getting their kids adjusted regularly to maintain optimum alignment.
Check out this link to see gentle an infant adjustment is:
If your child or a child you know suffers from any of these or other common childhood ailments, we encourage you to get them checked out here at your trusted St. Louis chiropractor for spinal misalignments. A few gentle adjustments early on can set them on the path for a lifetime of health!
Did you know that there were so many things that you could take you child in for? Especially under the age of 2, there is not much you can do to help your kids when they are sick – it is mostly just trying to make them comfortable. But Chiropractic care can actually do something PROACTIVE instead! If you want to see more from Dr. Vidan, you can check them out HERE!