We See a lot of kids in the office!
Dr. Sanchez is certified Through The ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association)
In our office you will find whole families getting adjusted. You will see infants, toddlers running around, pregnant moms, the elderly, and everyone in between. Kids love getting adjusted! In utero an infants spine is growing at an exponential rate so we recommend our moms to get adjusted to reduce in utero constraint. The birthing process can be one of the most traumatic events a spine can endure so it is important to get your child checked as soon as possible.
Simply by adjusting the spine, a chiropractor can remove interference from the nervous system and activate the body's innate ability to heal it. Besides spinal adjustments, chiropractors use other types of treatment as well, including massage therapy, corrective exercises, and lifestyle advice. Dr. Sabrina Sanchez has her certification of proficiency for Pediatric care through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association http://icpa4kids.org/Find-a-Chiropractor/results_details.php?id=30404&dist=
What Does Pediatric Chiropractic Care Entail?
There are many reasons a child might need pediatric chiropractic care. Oftentimes, the birthing process can be hard on a newborn baby's developing spine. If the baby was not in the correct position(breech for example) or if there were other problems with labor including the need for an emergency C-section or other types of intervention such as the use of forceps, there is a good chance that your baby's spine and nervous system underwent added stress.
This stress can cause interference in your child's nervous system and if left in an abnormal state it can cause many types of health issues to arise. Some of these common conditions where parents bring in an infant might include:
- Inability to breastfeed or latch
- Torticollis (with an inability for baby to turn head in all ranges of motion)
- Developmental delays
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Chronic ear infections (otitis media)
- Chronic constipation
Chiropractic literature would suggest that poor spinal health in growing children can lead to various conditions during later years such as: the child having allergies, asthma, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), scoliosis, constipation, and chronic headaches. For these types of conditions, it's not uncommon that a child's pediatrician will prescribe prescription drugs or in some cases, invasive procedures or surgery. Pediatric chiropractic care offers a natural, drug-free approach to helping your child achieve optimum health during their growing years.
Here is such a cute and happy baby who came in with Torticollis. A couple of adjustments later her ability to run her head was drastically improved!
Pediatric Chiropractic Care is Extremely Gentle and Effective.
Chiropractic care is very gentle on an infant or toddlers spine. In our office you will see our toddlers asking mom and dad to get adjusted first before parents can get on the table. Our kids inherently know that it is great for them. During the initial exam Dr. Sanchez will go over the child's findings and prognosis and will explain in detail how a chiropractic adjustment feels to an infant. The pressure that a chiropractor puts on the spine is no more than what pressure you would put on a tomato with your finger or the pressure you would put on your eyelid. Its easy to forget that kids take many falls during the developmental stages so make your appointment today.
Contact Our Redondo Beach Chiropractors for More Information Today!
If you're at all concerned about your child's growth and development, contact our chiropractors in Redondo Beach today at (310) 379-3230 to see how your child can benefit from pediatric chiropractic care.