What do you think of the chiropractor? I hear it does wonders for adults, along with babies and kids! I have never been big on the chiropractor, but started bringing Ethan there last Summer when he was having issues with his ears and ear infections. We also just brought Baby Mason in yesterday for his first adjustment. 🙂
How often should I bring them in?
Chiropractic for kids will vary as much as chiropractic for adults. As mentioned above, it is often difficult to know when your kids need to see the chiropractor because they do not generally present with pain. To help with this issue, we recommend setting regular Well-Child visits, the same way you would with your dentist and pediatrician. These help catch minor issues before they turn in to major problems and allow kids to truly maximize their healthy potential.
Here is an example of our recommended Well-Child schedule:
First month of life (ASAP!)
Every 3 months for the first year
Every 6-12 months for every year thereafter
Other times to consider bring kids in for an appointment include:
Major milestones (such as starting to sit up, crawl, walk, etc.)
Any trauma or falls
If you notice any signs of imbalance (limping, head tilting, etc.)
Here is a list of common childhood conditions that families have seen great impact from chiropractic care that you may not have thought of as chiropractic issues. Chiropractors do not necessarily treat or cure these conditions, but they have been shown to help in profound ways by treating the children suffering from them and enhancing their general health.
ADHD & Autism Spectrum Disorders*
Sports injuries (like Little League Elbow)