Pediatric Chiropractic Care
Pediatric chiropractic care is a gentle and effective way to ensure your child has an optimally functioning nervous system and aligned spine. Falls, sports injuries, playground bumps, heavy school bags, and sitting all day in the classroom are all physical stresses to a growing child’s spine and nervous system.
Unless a child has an obvious problem it can be difficult for a parent to recognize when a child’s nervous system is not functioning correctly. Signs of nervous system dysfunction & spinal misalignment can include:
disturbed sleeping patterns
breastfeeding difficulties in infants
constipation, colic, and acid reflux
restricted head or neck movement to one side
one shoulder higher than the other
Regular chiropractic care beginning at birth can identify potential spinal dysfunction resulting from these stresses and may help to enhance future function and well-being.
Pregnancy & Chiropractic Care
For years, routine chiropractic care has been recommended to pregnant patients to help facilitate ta comfortable pregnancy and promote an uncomplicated labor and delivery.
Pregnant women experience a change in weight and outward shift in her center of gravity which can lead to pelvic and sacral imbalances. These imbalances can lead to tightening of associated musculature and ligaments, which may prevent the baby from comfortably assuming the best possible position for birth.
Dr. Petron is a Webster Technique certified chiropractor trained to assess and correct subluxations in pregnant women.