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Pediatric Chiropractic Care in Guilford

Dr. V adjusting babyEveryone, regardless of age or size, has a spine and a central nervous system. In our practice, we want to check each patient as early as possible to make sure there are no restrictions in the spine. After all, being born is a traumatic event to the body in and of itself. That’s where our extremely gentle pediatric chiropractic care comes in!

By being proactive, we can avoid or alleviate symptoms associated with the growth process and allow your child to reach their various milestones with ease. This is especially true when crawling and walking structural changes occur. We work with parents to help them recognize potential problems before they turn into something bigger, catching any issues using gentle, focused methods for balancing your little one’s nervous system.

Usually, we see children that have symptoms related to these changes. By welcoming your child early on to the practice, we can prevent the problem from becoming a chronic issue in the future. Our goal is to ensure your child functions at their optimal level using extremely gentle techniques that are safe and cause no harm.

Working with children is very rewarding. Children are naturally more resilient so results are seen quickly. Your child’s body has an innate knowledge of what they need; we help them work through that process. Once your child’s condition improves, so do the lives of everyone impacted.

Some conditions that respond well to pediatric chiropractic care:

  • Torticollis
  • Reflux
  • Colic
  • Allergies
  • Ear infections
  • Asymmetrical crawling
  • Difficulty nursing
  • Constipation
  • Bed wetting
  • ADHD

The initial exam depends on the child’s age and needs. We tailor the adjustment based on the child’s behavior at each visit. A light, gentle touch is used, reflecting the specialized training and procedures used in pediatric chiropractic.

Here at Back to Balance Chiropractic & Family Wellness, we believe an interdisciplinary approach can be beneficial. We work with lactation specialists, physical therapists, and others for optimal results.

Pediatric chiropractic is safe and effective for babies and children, but most importantly, it’s very gentle. We never “crack” babies and the adjustment doesn’t hurt them. Depending on the size of your child, he or she may supported on a special pillow during the adjustment. If they are especially fussy, a parent is welcome to hold the child.

While chiropractic can’t cure your child’s problem, our services can improve their body’s function allowing natural healing to occur. And that is what we want for every child who comes to our practice.

Why would I have my newborn adjusted?

Because the nervous system controls every function in the body, we want to make sure that when a baby is born they begin to function as optimally as possible from the get-go and reach their milestones appropriately.

The chiropractic adjustment works to reduce restrictions present in the spine after the baby’s birth. We want to make sure the nervous system is clear and functioning as optimally as possible so that your baby can get the best start in life-and avoid issues moving forward.

Along with wellness checks, especially that very important first one, parents also bring babies in with symptoms such as colic or ear pain.

Is it safe to have my baby adjusted?

Yes, chiropractic care is extremely safe and gentle. Our chiropractors only use about the same amount of pressure that’s employed to check a tomato for ripeness.
Can chiropractic help with colic?

Yes! While chiropractic is not a “cure-all” there are many conditions that respond excellently to chiropractic adjustments. We’re making sure that the spine is moving as it should at any given age allowing the nerves involved in a symptom such as colic to be as free and clear and optimally functioning as possible.

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Dr. Victoria has extensive training in pediatric chiropractic care and is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. Our entire team loves seeing children thrive as a result of chiropractic care.

Start your baby on the right path with pediatric chiropractic care. Contact us today and see the difference early treatment can make.


Pediatric Chiropractor in Guilford, Branford CT | (203) 533-1130