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Pediatric Chiropractic at Innate Family Chiropractic

As a parent, you want the very best for your kids. When it comes to their health, chiropractic is the best. It’s their best opportunity to grow, thrive, and function as their body was designed.

Help Your Child Heal Before Symptoms Arise

Even if your child already seems healthy, we still recommend bringing them into our office. Chiropractic adjustments allow your child’s body to function at 100%. The goal of chiropractic care is to prevent issues and ailments from happening in the first place.

We can see a child reacting to symptoms, such as pulling on their ear when it’s aching. But we can’t see everything that goes on inside their body. At Innate Family Chiropractic, the goal is to prevent invisible misalignments from turning into physical problems. We can better determine how their body is functioning by using CLA insight Technology.

Dr. Ashley, our pediatric chiropractor, explains, “We don’t want anything to come up that could affect how your child grows or develops.”


Chiropractic for Newborns

It’s never too early to bring a baby in for their first adjustment. Both of Dr. Ashley’s sons were adjusted on the day they were born.

The process of being born, whether vaginally or through a C-section, is traumatic on a baby’s body. They are squished and moved through cramped quarters on their way to meet us.

An adjustment can move your baby’s spine back into the proper alignment so they can start taking in and responding to the world around them.

Adjustments for Our Littlest Patients

Adjustments are absolutely safe for babies. Dr. Ashley uses a very gentle adjusting technique. The pressure she uses is no more than you would use to check a tomato for ripeness.

Often times when we are adjusting babies, the parents will ask us “Are you adjusting them now?” The adjustment is so gentle, it just looks like we are holding the baby. Some little ones even sleep right through it.

Dr. Ashley adjusts her sons at least once per week and has been doing so since the day they were born. She reassures parents, “I would never do anything to your child that I wouldn’t do to my own.”

For older children who are nervous about being adjusted, we take great care of them as well. Dr. Ashley makes sure they are comfortable before doing anything.

“Sometimes I’ll show them what I’m going to do on a teddy bear or on their hand first. I don’t force anything. I take my time and go their speed.”

Benefits of Chiropractic for Children

Chiropractic does the same thing for babies and kids that it does for adults. It aligns the spine so the brain-body connection can function fully. When our brain and nervous system can work at full capacity, we can adapt to our environment and our bodies thrive.

Chiropractic doesn’t “cure” or “fix” anything. But once misalignments are removed from your child’s spine, you might notice some common childhood ailments going away. That’s why parents often come to us for help with problems including:

  • Colic
  • Gas
  • ADHD
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Bedwetting
  • Difficulty breastfeeding

  • Seizures
  • Sensory processing disorders
  • Constipation
  • Ear infections
  • Torticollis
  • Baby not eating on one side
  • Baby seeming uncomfortable when they lie down

Natural Relief

Another common reason parents bring their kids to see us is for help with ADD, ADHD, and sensory processing issues.

Problems like this arise because the child’s brain is on “go” mode. Their sympathetic nervous system is over-functioning. And the side of their nervous system that takes care of resting and digesting isn’t working well.

Chiropractic care can right that balance, allowing the two sides of their nervous system to work better together. Dr. Ashley describes it as “helping them take their foot off the gas pedal.”

When your child’s body is functioning in a balanced state, they have more capability to respond appropriately to the world around them.

So Many Doctors, So Little Time

As a mother, you are busy. We get it. You already take your child to regular checkups with their pediatrician. Is it really worth your time to schedule more appointments? Absolutely!

Your pediatrician looks at things that are visible, like is your child eating and breathing? Chiropractic is more focused on the inside, understanding how their nervous system is functioning.

Problems with the spine or nervous system may not be evident to your pediatrician, but can absolutely impact your baby.

We know that as a parent, you have many demands on your time. That’s why we are here to support you in taking the best care possible for your child’s health. Contact our office to get your child started on a healthy path with chiropractic.
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Pediatric Chiropractor Bellevue WA | (425) 883-2543