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Pediatric Chiropractor

Dr. Townley adjusting toddlerAfter your baby is born, they start to grow and develop by leaps and bounds. The spine changes shape over time, too. Though you might not think of children having injuries, their spinal column goes through traumas just like that of an adult. Particularly when they begin crawling, standing, walking and running, their developing spine should be monitored.

The earlier on that any potential problems are caught, such as an improper spinal curve, the better chance we have at correcting it. In doing so, we may be able to prevent pain, illness and future issues from occurring. That’s why we recommend you have your children checked by a chiropractor at least a few times a year, even if they don’t have any complaints.

Why Would a Baby Need a Chiropractor?

When your baby is in utero, there are tremendous forms of pressure placed on them. Misalignments can happen during delivery, even a natural, uncomplicated birth. You may think your baby is fine at first, but they can develop colic, crying or stop sleeping in the following days.

We can do a gentle wellness check on your baby to make sure they don’t have any problems. You’re welcome to stop by our office as early as when you’re on your way home from the hospital.

There are several types of issues that can respond well to chiropractic care in babies and kids, such as

  • Head tipped to one side (torticollis)
  • Ear infections
  • Headaches

  • Frequent sickness
  • Poor sleep
  • Colic

It’s important to know that we do not treat ear infections or other conditions, but instead took to the vertebrae and exiting nerves that may affect the ear’s ability to drain. Misalignment of the upper region of the spine can cause spasming of a muscle which sits against the eustachian tube and may prevent it from draining properly. When fluid builds behind the tympanum it creates a hospitable environment for bacteria and viruses which then may lead to an infection. In theses cases, adjusting the spine reduces the likelihood of future infections.

You might find that your children aren’t getting sick as often as they used to. Any symptoms they show may disappear. When interference from the nervous system is removed, the body can use that energy toward other things. Over time, your children can be healthier from receiving chiropractic care.

Knowing What to Expect

We understand that your toddler or child might feel uncertain about going to the chiropractor. We’ll show them the instrument we use and let them touch it. There is no twisting and the adjustment is comfortable for them. One of our pediatric patients will tell his mom when he feels that it’s time to see us! Kids respond extremely quickly to chiropractic, typically within 4-5 visits.

Our pediatric chiropractor Fargo can take care of your entire family. Contact us today!


Pediatric Chiropractor Fargo ND | (701) 280-2599