Pediatric Care


Routine chiropractic care will give your child the absolute best start in life. In fact, the earlier a parent brings in their child to receive chiropractic care, the easier it will be to correct any spinal misalignments that may create health issues in the future. Dr. Matt at Chiropractic Memphis understands this and takes pride in not only helping children live a healthy lifestyle but also understand the importance of living one.

The spine is made up of vertebrae, which house and protect the spinal cord. The spinal cord is responsible for helping the nervous system carry information from the brain to the body and then back to the brain again. When your spine is not in its correct alignment, it will interfere with your nervous system functioning how it is supposed to. When a child is out of alignment, their body is not communicating properly with the brain, this means they will begin to miss important milestones or develop other serious health conditions if it is left untreated. Once parents realize this, they bring their child in to see us for routine checkups to ensure their child’s nervous system is functioning optimally during their time of growth.

Infants

Oftentimes, the spinal issues we face as an adult began as early as birth. In fact, the birthing process can actually create spinal subluxations. This is why we advocate for your infant to receive chiropractic care as soon as possible. The quicker Dr. Matt is able to fix the subluxation in your baby, the less likely he or she will experience problems in the future.

When spinal and cranial misalignments are interfering with how the nervous system is functioning, your infant may begin to experience the following health issues:

  • Colic
  • Reflux
  • Constipation
  • Ear Infections
  • Sleeping Difficulties
  • Allergies
  • Breastfeeding Dysfunction
  • Torticollis

It is vital you not only have your baby checked soon after birth but also at important milestones such as lifting the head, rolling over, sitting, standing and even walking, because spinal alignment plays a large role during these growing years.

 

Toddlers and Young Children

As your child grows, you should still maintain a regular schedule of bringing them in for a chiropractic adjustment from Dr. Matt. As children grow they will experience regular physical stressors on the body on a daily basis, these stressors can be playing sports, sitting all day in a classroom, playing on the playground, stumbling and falling and even just wearing a backpack!

If left untreated, these stressors can result in spinal subluxations that create health problems for your kids down the road. If your child does have an untreated subluxation, some common complaints they may have, are:

  • Bedwetting
  • Allergies
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Autism
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Ear Infections
  • Headaches/Migraines

No matter what age, your chiropractic care is safe, gentle and effective. In fact, kids often respond to the chiropractic adjustments very quickly and their parents can usually see the results within a matter of a few visits. With children, Dr. Matt only uses the amount of pressure necessary to perform chiropractic adjustments. Since children’s bones are still growing, we only use a gentle fingertip pressure to adjust the spine allowing the body to function to its best ability. Our Disney inspire office, combined with our adjustments that are gentle and painless, our younger patients often enjoy coming in to see Dr. Matt and get adjusted!

If you are interested in seeing everything that chiropractic care can do for your child, reach out to us TODAY! We would love to help your little one live their healthiest life!