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Pediatric Chiropractic in Royal Oak

It’s normal to have your baby’s eyes, heart or hearing checked. But what about their spine? You can give your baby the best chance at a healthy life with simple chiropractic checkups that can impact the rest of their life.

Preventing Common Childhood Problems

The spine is the gateway for communication between the brain and body. When your baby or child has proper spinal alignment, the brain and body can communicate at optimal levels. This allows for the greatest possible expression of health.

Misalignments, or subluxations in the spine, are caused by traumas, thoughts and toxins. Though it’s easy to see where adults experience the “Three Ts,” you might be wondering how a baby is exposed to these causes.

  • Birth injury (forceps, C-section, induction, vacuum extraction)
  • In utero constraint (breech positioning, posterior)
  • Physical injury (falls)
  • Physical stressors (extended back time, baby carriers)
  • Birth (separation, NICU)
  • In utero (mother’s emotions, conception)
  • Parenting (circumcision, attachment, cry it out)
  • Birth (antibiotics, steroids, Vitamin K)
  • Chemical stressors (cleaners, bath products, vaccines)
  • Food (formula/mother’s milk, introduction of foods)
  • In utero (ultrasounds, hormones, pharmaceuticals)
Dr Saylor adjusting child

Noticing Any of These Issues?

Some of the problems we’ve seen respond remarkably well to chiropractic care include

  • Allergies
  • Colic
  • Difficulty breastfeeding
  • Unbalanced face and skull development
  • Ear, nose, throat conditions
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Foot inversion
  • Infections
  • Nervousness
  • Projectile vomiting
  • Sleep disorders
  • Torticollis

After completing testing using the INSiGHT™ Subluxation Station, we can precisely determine which areas of your child’s body need attention. With the gentlest touch, we can restore balance and alignment to their system. The chiropractic technique we utilize – known as KST – allows us to perform cranial-sacral work, and is ideal for newborns and children alike.

We’re proud to offer new parents an initial newborn examination free of charge if they’ve been coming to the office for their prenatal care. Watch these videos to see what to expect on your child’s first visit.

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We know how it is when you find out you’re pregnant – we’ve been there. Your excitement and nerves roll into one. You start to see your future with this little one, and know your life is changing for the better! These emails will serve as a guide.

We at Van Every Family Chiropractic Center want to deliver guided support straight to your inbox, based on the growth of your little one. Click on the link below that corresponds to how far along they are to get started today!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why would I have my newborn or young child adjusted?

It’s normal to have your baby’s eyes, heart or hearing checked. But what about their spine? You can give your baby the best chance at a healthy life with simple chiropractic checkups that can impact the rest of their life.

Can chiropractic help with colic and how?

Though chiropractic isn’t a treatment for colic, it can help restore proper nervous system function. With the way we care for babies, it’s a little different, because we find a lot more belly upsets and diaphragm disturbances due to the crying, so the adjustment is very different too.

At Van Every Family Chiropractic Center, we get to the root of why a baby is so upset, determining what’s wrong and then fixing the issue. To do that, we do a lot of cranial-sacral work, specifically looking at the rotation of the sacrum. Those two areas are the key. We usually see an immediate resolution with babies and colic. The crying is almost always gone after the first adjustment.

How safe are adjustments on children?

After completing testing using the INSiGHT™ Subluxation Station, we can precisely determine which areas of your child’s body need attention. With the gentlest touch, we can restore balance and alignment to their system. The technique we use—known as KST—allows us to perform cranial-sacral work and is ideal for newborns and children alike.

How old were your children when they received their first adjustment?

Both Dr. Saylor’s daughters received a chiropractic adjustment within the first hour of birth.

How often should my child be adjusted?

It depends on your child and what they are experiencing.

Experienced Care You Can Trust

When you bring your children in for care, you can have complete confidence knowing they’re in excellent hands. Dr. Saylor graduated with her Pediatric Diplomate (DICCP) in 2000. This board-certified chiropractic specialty was established in 1993 by the Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics of the International Chiropractors Association. The comprehensive certification program entails 30 modules or more than 360 hours taught over the course of three years.

Allow your kids to enjoy their childhood in great health. Contact Van Every Family Chiropractic Center today to get started! Insurance coverage is accepted at our office.
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