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Pediatric Chiropractic
at Always in Motion Chiropractic

Giving Your Child the Best Start in Life

At Always in Motion Chiropractic, we adjust children of all ages, from kindergarten all the way through high school, but It is never too early to benefit from chiropractic care. We have adjusted babies as early as their first week of life to support the development of their bones and nervous system, and to give them the best start in life.

New Patients

When my daughter was born, she was first seen at 5 days old and was seen for a right arm shoulder dystocia. Dr Bryan was gentle, and educated us as he adjusted her to help her shoulder. To this day, she has had no lingering symptoms or issues with her shoulder!
Lydia G.

newborn adjustment

Every Child Can Benefit From a Chiropractic Evaluation

One of the most difficult journeys we make in this life is the one we take to enter into the world. Birth is a miraculous event, but the process of being born isn’t an easy one, not for the mother nor for her child. It is typically during the birthing process that we undergo a great deal of stress and experience our first ever subluxation.

Mom holding baby

Before a baby even comes, they spend months developing in an increasingly cramped space, and if all goes according to plan, they spend the last few weeks on their head. If that wasn’t challenging enough, then strong muscular contractions begin to force the baby out, and the baby’s skull will often be squeezed into an elongated cone shape as they make their way through the birth canal. If the baby needs a little assistance to come out, any pulling can exert between 40 and 60 pounds of force on the baby’s head and neck. This remains true whether it’s a vaginal birth or a c-section. This combination of pushing and pulling is what puts the greatest stress on a newborn’s spine and nervous system which results in misalignments. These misalignments, or subluxations, put stress on the nervous system and can prevent the infant’s body from functioning optimally. This stress can manifest in any of the following forms:

  • Acid Reflux/GERD
  • Colic
  • Constipation or Diarrhea
  • Decreased Immune Function
  • Difficulty Latching or Nursing
  • Difficulty Rolling Over or Turning Their Head
  • Ear Infections
  • Muscle Imbalances or Asymmetry
  • Plagiocephaly (Flat Spots on the Head)
  • Shoulder Dystonia
  • Torticollis
  • Trouble Sleeping or Laying Down
  • Vomiting

By addressing any misalignments early on via chiropractic care, these conditions can be resolved relatively quickly leading to a happier, healthier baby. Pediatric adjustments are gentle and require very little force. Oftentimes, these adjustments are compared to checking the ripeness of a fruit.

Supporting Development

Beyond childbirth, pediatric chiropractic care is essential in supporting children through early development. Birth to age three is largely considered a critical period for growth and development. During this time, your baby will establish the neural connections that will serve them throughout their entire lifetime. Their spine will also double in length during the first year alone, and your baby will begin developing the curves in their neck and low back as they start lifting their head, rolling, crawling, and after repeated falls, they will eventually learn to walk.

Book Your Child’s First Visit

If you’re interested in giving your child the best start in life, or just looking to see what chiropractic can do for you contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Pediatric Chiropractic Grand Rapids MN | (218) 999-9227