Our Pediatric Chiropractors’ Kind, Caring Approach
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.
Additionally, Dr. Katie Sleigh is certified in pediatric chiropractic care. In fact, the entire staff at Sleigh Family Chiropractic cares for and enjoys children. We even have a play area with toys and other activities for babies, toddlers, and young children.
Why Your Baby or Child May Need Pediatric Chiropractic Care
Childbirth Is Traumatic for Mom and Baby
Even natural childbirth can be a very traumatic event. The amount of force used in the delivery process can cause nerve and spinal injury. Many infants are born with bruises and lacerations on their bodies. If this is what we see on the outside, imagine what happens to the baby’s delicate spine and nervous system!
Imagine Falling 20 Times a Day!
Kids fall and jar their spines on a daily basis. When they are learning to walk, they fall ten to 30 times a day. Furthermore, as they begin to run and master their coordination, they take regular tumbles—often on their heads. What’s more, they frequently fall when learning to ride their bikes or skate.
Once they get to school, they may carry heavy backpacks that cause early back pain. Kids do tend to bounce back quickly after these minor injuries, but the number and frequency of these falls do have lasting effects in the spine. Minor problems can turn into much more serious health problems down the road if not adjusted through pediatric chiropractor care.
Preventive Chiropractic Care
Most adults seek out a chiropractor when they’re having chronic pain. Many parents believe that a child who isn’t complaining about back or neck pain doesn’t need to see a pediatric chiropractor care. In fact, the types of problems that cause pain in adults are generally not seen in children. However, many times childhood is when chiropractic problems start.
That is why we encourage all parents to have their children, and even infants, assessed by a pediatric chiropractor. No parent wants their child to suffer from chronic pain in the future, so it’s best to get them checked as soon as possible. Every parent wants his or her child to grow up as healthy as possible. Now is the time to be proactive to ensure that your child will be healthy throughout his or her entire life.
Treating Common Childhood Problems with Pediatric Chiropractic
Pediatric chiropractic care is much more than just pain relief. As chiropractors, we ensure that the spine is functioning properly. This eliminates nerve system interference and irritation. The nerve system controls every single cell, tissue, muscle, and organ in your body.
The body will not function at its best when there is nerve system irritation. Because chiropractic care helps relieve nerve system irritation, children who receive chiropractic care may see a decrease in common childhood issues, such as:
- Digestive problems
- Ear infections
- Enuresis (bed wetting)
- Sensory Processing Conditions
- Sleep problems in newborns
Pediatric Chiropractic Care Is Safe
Both Drs. Quintin and Katie Sleigh understand that some parents may be apprehensive about taking their infant or child for chiropractic care. Additionally, Dr. Katie Sleigh has completed a certification in pediatrics through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.
Infant and pediatric chiropractic care are extremely safe for most kids. The amount of force used is about the weight of a fingertip or the amount of pressure you would feel comfortable putting on your eyeball. Our pediatric chiropractors always demonstrate the pressure of an adjustment both to the child (if age appropriate) and the parent prior to adjusting children. Parents are generally amazed at how little pressure is needed to correct problems.
We invite you to come visit us and experience a different path to reach your family’s health goals.