Why would my child need chiropractic care?
This is a question that we hear quite often and we fully understand why it comes up. What we find is that most people think that a chiropractic adjustment for kids uses the same technique and force that an adjustment for an adult would. In fact they are completely different given the differences in size. We use a much lighter technique and routinely work with infants that are less than 1 month old.
We love adjusting kids of all ages and seeing the difference it makes in the quality of their lives. Their young bodies self-regulate innately, constantly sending an image of health from the brain through the nervous system to every cell, tissue and bone. Yet when that communication has a break or interference, there is malfunction, disease…problems! When it gets bad enough, there are symptoms of various kinds, including pain.
Children have stresses put on their nervous systems just like adults do; they just happen to be different stresses. Everything from the birth process to learning to walk and being colicky has an effect on their spine and nervous system. Kids must be checked regularly for subluxations to ensure health and normal development.
Both Dr. Denise & Dr. Ryan Dopps have been nationally certified to diagnosis and treat both children and pregnant mothers.
Hear from Our Chiro Kids
Our job is to restore order, to put things back in place, to let those messages of health flow from the brain to every part of a child (or adults!) body.
Elliott age 9, Savannah age 6, and Susie age 2, had been coming to our office for about six months. Their mom brought them after school twice a week. “It helps them after a day of sitting and they are sleeping better,” she said.
Savannah said she likes Dr. Denise’s gentle adjustments and she compared the tension release to feeling better after barfing. (Hey, kids say what they think!)
Little Susie took some convincing to be adjusted at first, but now she runs up and climbs on the table.
“It makes my head better when I have headaches,” said Elliott.
Another great testimonial is from 12-year-old John. He suffered from night terrors since he was a two-year-old until he began chiropractic care last year. He is so well now that he is off medications he was taking and comes in more for maintenance care now.
It is our passion to see kids learn to live healthy lives, not just manage disease, or pain or deal with symptoms! Bring your child in for a consultation today to our Wichita office at 21st and Greenwich.
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