As parents themselves, pediatric chiropractors Dr. Katie Sleigh, Dr. Quintin Sleigh, and Dr. Nicole Brashier use a gentle, nurturing approach to keep your child’s spine healthy and treat other “normal” childhood conditions, such as allergies, asthma, ear infections, colic, digestive problems, and more.
Many people wonder why kids need to see a chiropractor when they do not complain of aches or pains. To understand the need for pediatric chiropractic care, we first need to discuss the birthing process, which is extremely difficult not just for mom but also for baby. Whether born vaginally or through a c-section, newborns are almost always pulled out by the medical provider at the head and neck. In fact, more than 80% of infants suffer trauma to the cervical spine at the time of birth, directly impacting how their nervous system functions. This trauma causes misalignments of the bones of the neck, creating stress on the nervous system, switching it from the parasympathetic mode (resting mode) to the sympathetic mode (protective mode). When left untreated, kids become more susceptible to colic, reflux, ear infections, difficulty sleeping, constipation, torticollis, allergies, delayed milestones, and so much more.