Pediatric Chiropractic Care

“Working with kids is one of my favorite things in practice.

They respond so fast and I love knowing their budding bodies

are growing with the best health possible.” 

– Dr. Yvonne Aicher
 

Kids Have Spines Too

Even though it seems odd to have a toddler or school-aged kid with back pain, it is happening more and more. A lot of times the first misalignment of the spine happens at birth. Birth is a tough process on both mom and baby. Baby is sometimes yanked, sucked or pinched with forceps out of mom. This causes a tremendous amount of weight on the neck and can lead to back pain later in life. Kids who get chiropractic adjustments at Essential Life Chiropractic grow at their body’s optimal level and have less ear infections. 

 
Dr. Yvonne has been extensively trained in pediatric chiropractic. She is very gentle and specific with kids to help them recover as fast as possible. She has a son herself and knows how nerve-wracking it can be to have someone work on little ones. She has a great way of calming kids to get the best outcome available. She has helped countless ear infections heal naturally, headaches decrease, rib pain disappear, back pain dissolve, and much more.
 
Chiropractic care is a drug-free, non-surgical approach to healing and wellness. It restores health and prevents injury by improving the structural integrity of the body, primarily focusing on the spine. The brain communicates with the rest of the body via the spinal cord and nervous system. When functioning perfectly, this communication is uninterrupted, and the messages go to and from the brain without interference. This allows you to live your amazing life without pain and with wellness.
 

Addressing the Root of the Problem

The nervous system serves as the body’s wiring. Like a power cord to a light lamp. If this wiring is inhibited, the signal does not reach the intended body part, and illness may result. Just like in our lamp example the lamp will not show light if the wiring is cut or not plugged in. Such interferences can manifest anywhere along your spine. Pain in your arm or hand may be caused by a problem in your neck, where the nerves connecting to that hand originate. A qualified chiropractor can examine the spine for interferences and remove them through controlled techniques. Allowing you to have a healthy, pain-free body.
 
When Looking at a kid from the front, the spine must be straight. The head, shoulders, hips, and feet should all line-up. When looking at a child from the side, the ears should be back over the shoulders and the shoulders should be back over the pelvis. Their posture and spine are abnormal which can cause issues if:
 
  • Their heads are visibly tilted, shifted or rotated in one direction.
  • Their head juts out in front of their chest and shoulders.
  • One shoulder is higher than the other, turned in one direction, or their whole upper body is shifted to one side.
  • One hip is higher than the other, turned in one direction, or shifted to one side.

If any of these are the case, chiropractic care can help.