PEDIATRIC & PREGNANCY

Chiropractic Care for Children

Have you considered chiropractic for your children?  

At Filter Chiropractic we firmly believe in protecting a child’s body by making sure they have the best possible functioning nervous system and musculoskeletal frame work. Unfortunately, children do not always verbalize exactly what they feel when they are sore, uncomfortable or in pain. There are certain “clues” that we can watch for to gain more understanding in this area, such as postural changes, only wanting to breast feed from one side, being off-balance, and running with a limp.  But just like with adults, if the underlying cause is left alone for too long it will grow into a bigger problem.
Although the basic premise for chiropractic care is the same whether the patient is 80 years old or 8 months old, the ever-growing and changing active little bodies of children have distinct needs depending on their stage of development.  

Starting with a child's first moments of life, the birthing process is physically strenuous for a newborn.  After that they are faced with learning to sit, stand, crawl and walk.  Once they grow into small people they are bouncing down stairs, jumping out of swings, playing contact sports, wearing heavier backpacks and dealing with the stress of more daily responsibilities.

We make a point to be sure that all the falls, stress, trauma and physical demands that your children endure do not stop them from being kids.

 When do children start chiropractic care?

 It is never too early for your child to see a chiropractor.  Infants just minutes old can be checked!  The  amount of force used to adjust an infant is comparable to the amount of force you use to test a ripe tomato  at the grocery store.  That being said, it is never too late either!  Children may enjoy the benefits of  chiropractic care at any age or stage of development.

 Here is a list of common childhood conditions 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.

         -Ear infections            -Common cold            -Colic            -Constipation            -Growing pains    
         -Scoliosis            -Breastfeeding difficulties            -Sports injuries
Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

Is it safe? YES!  According to the American Pregnancy Association, "There are no known contraindications to chiropractic care throughout pregnancy."  We work with pregnant women using techniques that avoid unneeded pressure on the abdomen. We will also provide you with
exercises and stretches that are safe to use during pregnancy.

Potential benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy include:
-Maintaining a healthier pregnancy
-Controlling symptoms of nausea
-Reducing the time of labor and delivery
-Relieving back, neck or joint pain
-Prevent a potential cesarean delivery
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