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What Age Should a Child See a Chiropractor?

Chiropractic adjustments are a wonderful type of preventative health care that is ideal for children of all ages. Throughout all the stages and milestones of children, it offers relief from the changes their body is going through and helps prevent discomfort and other issues before they start. At BoDo Chiropractic, we are experts in Boise at helping infants, toddlers, adolescents, and teens feel more connected and comfortable in their growing bodies. 






Chiropractic Care for Newborns


One might think that a newborn is too small and vulnerable to receive chiropractic care, but in truth, adjustments are encouraged for infants. Postnatal chiropractic care can be started as early as a few weeks old. Our doctors at BoDo have undergone specialty training to learn how to perform unique techniques safely on children of this age.


For many infants, chiropractic adjustments can help ease the discomfort of growing pains, reduce sleeping issues, and even lessen the occurrence of colic. Parents with babies report wonderful results after starting postnatal chiropractic to help them stay happy, healthy and relaxed. 


Chiropractic Care for Children 


Just like babies, toddlers up to teens are going through a lot of changes. Newborns and babies ( adjustments are completely different then adults, the amount of pressure is the same as a finger on the eyeball)  benefit from unraveling and re connecting the in utero positions, the laboring process of being contracted on for hours and then being squeezed and pushed on through a tiny bony prominence to enter this world. All the primitive reflexes of a newborn are controlled by the cranial nerves.  C1- the atlas, the first vertebra, is the skeletal protector of the brain stem and the cranial nerves, and after birthing the majority of babies have either a cranial or cervical strain or subluxation, some more than others.   Without gently removing/reconnecting  this, the child could express a number of things, such as preferring their head to one side, not being able to turn their head without pain, or a lateral bend in the neck, a recessed chin, not opening the mouth big enough for a proper latch on the breast, keep in mind the child doenst have to express any symptoms to be checked. We recoomend ALL babies be checked after birth and throughout life to insure the body isnt compensating for fixations that you only find years after tehy have caused degeneration and disconnection within your system.   Infants grow the most they will ever grow in that first year of life, it is crucial to have them checked, so they dont grow with fiaxtions fThe many growth spurts they are going through are not always done evenly, causing pressure on their muscles, bones, and nervous system. 


The wear and tear of sports, play, or just the rambunctiousness of being a kid can also cause their bodies to become unbalanced. As they grow, these imbalances can hinder proper development, causing pain, or other conditions like ear infections or headaches. 


Chiropractic Care for the Whole Family


Chiropractic adjustments are perfect for everyone, young and old. Babies, kids and adults will find significant benefits to starting a wellness routine with BoDo Chiropractic. We strive to make it easy for the entire family to come for appointments together. Our office has many amenities to make it an enjoyable visit for everyone like an entire playroom filled with toys and books so you can relax and rest during an appointment. 


Visit BoDo Chiro in Downtown Boise for Pediatric & Family Chiropractic Care


If you are in need of pediatric or whole family chiropractic care, come visit BoDo Chiro. We are located in downtown Boise, in the heart of the BoDo district. We welcome patients of all ages, stages, and ailments. We aim to help our community one POP at a time. Schedule your next appointment online or give us a call at (208)-342-7136.


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