Why Should My Child See a Pediatric Chiropractor?
The answer is simple: children have spines and nervous systems and we want our kids to grow up strong and healthy. There are all kinds of stresses that misalign your child’s spine, for example – the birth process itself…crawling…playing sports…and sitting for long periods in school. In the first two years of your child’s life his nervous system doubles in size.
On top of that he will fall on average 2000 times before the age of two. With Chiropractic adjustments your child’s body can adapt to the physical, chemical, and emotional stresses that he is constantly exposed to.
When your child’s spine is misaligned, or subluxated, it may show up in unexpected ways. To name a few, your child may show symptoms of…
- Difficulty in breast feeding
- Colic or gastro-esophageal reflux (GER)
- Frequent ear infections
- Bed wetting
…depending on the age of your child. The techniques used to adjust a child’s spine are very gentle, and a child’s spine often responds more quickly compared to an adult spine.
It’s much easier to correct a minor problem in a child than wait until he/she is an adult and that minor problem left untreated has created other issues as well.
Dr. Hafer also works with children who have been diagnosed with
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities
Her expertise with children comes from a B.S. in Recreational Therapy and Physical Education for the Exceptional Child. She has been working with children successfully in Chiropractic for over 31 years and is a member of the International Pediatric Chiropractic Association.
Dr. Hafer also is certified in the Webster’s Technique, often preferred by most pregnant mothers under Chiropractic Care. It is a specific sacral adjustment to help facilitate the mother’s pelvic alignment and nerve system function. This in turn balances muscles and ligaments and reduces torsion to the uterus. This may offer greater potential for optimal fetal positioning.
You Want the Best for Your Child
In a study done by the Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics no children suffered any adverse reactions from Chiropractic Care and most saw improvements or full recovery of their condition through Chiropractic adjustments.
The table below shows the results of that study
So How Do I Give My Child the Best Chiropractic Care?
Simply call or email Allegan County Chiropractic to schedule a pediatric appointment for your child. Dr. Hafer will be honored to care for your child.