Kids and Chiropractic Care

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Hey everyone. Dr. Chris here, and today we are talking about kids and chiropractic care. If you’ve been on our website or Instagram or even seen our YouTube videos, then you would likely know that we take care of a lot of kids, kids are one of our main specialties. Pregnancy and Pediatric Care is what we really have a specialization in. Adults, we rock with you guys too don’t worry, but kids and pregnant moms take a little extra level of knowledge. For the kiddos, we see them from newborn status all the way up until like Seventeen. Seventeen years, 364 days, right? We’ll call them an adult at 18.

So the youngest kid we’ve taken care of was four hours old, younger than our own daughter when she got her first adjustment, which was at six hours. Just beat her by two hours to be perfectly honest. I was a little sleepy that day so it took me a little extra time to get that energy to give her the first adjustment. You may ask, why do we see kids that young or kids in general? Kids that young who are newborns? It’s typically because birth is what we consider to be the first subluxation. So birth is a physical experience for those kiddos and even in the most natural birth setting which is like what I would describe our daughter’s birth, you know, birth center, no intervention whatsoever, just a great support team.

Everything went Flawlessly. But it was still a physical experience on her body. She actually had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck twice. Luckily our Midwife was able to just clear it pretty easily but what that resulted in or we feel that resulted in is a rotation of her neck. And she was struggling to be able to latch during breastfeeding when she rotated to her right. So we adjusted and I’m going to describe what those little things were in just a sec, and she was able to latch on both sides. Perfect rotation. She had everything she needed at that point.

We’ve seen other kids who did have a lot of intervention, whether it was a C-section, a vacuum extraction, forceps, any of those additional forces on the body increases that level of subluxation pattern within their system. And then those kids, as they start to grow in those early weeks and months, those are the kids that become colicky, develop ear infections have digestive issues, just have stuff going on. They are just unable to really calm down. Maybe it’s not full-on colic, but they’re just restless, in a different way, we can take care of that through the adjustment. Now, these little sounds, I even put my pinkies up for infants, newborns especially we usually use our pinkies with. They don’t need a lot of force to adjust.

So if you imagine taking your pinky and pushing on your eyeball, you know, an example of this is pushing on a ripe tomato. You don’t want to push enough to break the skin of that tomato. You just want to give it a little push. That’s really what they need but it’s in very specific locations. The assessment is everything for us. So when we assess those newborns it tells us exactly what we need to work on and because they are brand-new to life, they are super responsive. So their level of care is different than it would be for an older child or an adult.

But let’s move on to those older kids let’s say in the toddler range, they’re Wild. They fall off things, they wrestle each other, they are just wild and a little reckless because they don’t have that level of you know awareness of what’s dangerous or not quite right yet, they’re building those experiences. We see kids who take tumbles off the couch. We had a few weeks ago, a brother and sister who are wrestling older brother jumped on his sister’s back, she was in a world of pain for a couple of weeks until we took care of her. So it can really vary for our kiddos and then we have others who have internal things going on.

Digestive issues, respiratory issues like asthma, eczema is a big one that’s come up a lot. They can have a variety of things. So for them, we also tailor our technique to their bodies, they’re not going to get the same type of adjustment it’s going to be a little more than the finger to the eyeball. But it’s not going to be to the same level as, you know, a linebacker who’s on his college football team. So, wherever that is. We’re going to tailor our technique to meet their needs, and we go through the same assessment, we do our scans for some kids. We do take X-rays, depending on the level of trauma, but usually, we rely on our three-part scanning system that assesses their nervous system to see exactly what’s going on.

So once we do that we lay out a plan for those kids and we help them get better fast. I keep mentioning speed because kids are very fluid in their motions. They’re very active. It’s when we get to the stage of life, not everyone gets there but a lot of us get to the stage where we’re sitting at a desk all day. So we go from a seated position to a driving seat, on the couch, seated here, seated there so being in that static position, that’s what really prolongs. A lot of these issues for people and kids, though you let him loose in there, jumping off of things crawling underthings.

They use their body in a very dynamic way. If we all did that we would all get better a lot faster. So we love working with kids because we don’t have to teach them to move. They just want to move and go. Any questions about kids and Chiropractic Care from our infants up to our late teens. Let us know. We’ll answer those questions right away for you. If it’s time to get your kid checked out. Bring him on. I will give you a full assessment. Give you a recommendation and go from there. See you guys in the next video. Bye.

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