Chiropractic care for children creates a solid foundation for wellness for your family. Throughout pregnancy, birth, and childhood, the chiropractic lifestyle offers choices and benefits for your greater health and well-being.
You may bring your child to the Chiropractor starting whenever you want your child to have all the benefits of a conservative, drugless approach to health care. Your child’s first visit will be a pleasant experience, without painful injections and procedures, but with nurturing. Dr. Lindsey Mansueto will examine your child during that all-important first year of life when spinal trauma can occur during birth as well as from tumbles while learning to sit up or walk. Improper lifting and carrying of your child can also contribute to spinal stress. Your child’s spine grows almost 50% in length during that first year (the equivalent of a six-footer growing to nine feet in just 12 months!) It’s this kind of tremendous growth and developmental changes which make a complete chiropractic examination so important in the early stages of your child’s life.
Chiropractic is one of the safest forms of health care. A baby’s spine is very supple during the first few months of life and Dr. Lindsey applies only a slight amount of pressure to make spinal adjustments. Under normal circumstances, chiropractic adjustments are painless and will not hurt your child.
Chiropractic Child Care (PDF)