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Pediatric Chiropractor in Plano

calm child adjustmentCaring for children from birth, and even before, is vital to their healthy development. Stress starts while still in Mom’s belly. When Mom is stressed, the baby feels it too; and birth is the ultimate stressor!

Many children don’t show any negative effects; the sooner your newborn is checked by a chiropractor, the better.

Is Chiropractic Safe?

Considered highly safe and effective, pediatric chiropractic provides many benefits for your child, including improved function, and development of healthy habits. Our natural, holistic health care is extremely gentle and tailored to infants and children. Babies are adjusted with less fingertip pressure than you would use for testing the ripeness of a tomato.

Why Does My Child Need Chiropractic?

Once your baby is here, we assess their nervous system for misalignments and gently correct them. Regular adjustments as the child grows keep their spine healthy, allowing them to grow and thrive. Even with the bumps and falls of childhood, chiropractic helps keep their development on track to hit every milestone.

Often the child is unable to communicate what their issue is, so Dr. Shippy tells his parents to watch their children for a sign something’s not right, and then bring them in.

Some issues we have had success with include

  • Sleep issues
  • Scoliosis
  • Torticollis
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Colic and other digestive issues
  • Ear infections
  • Nursing issues
  • Headaches
  • Behavioral issues
  • And more

What to Expect

Your child’s physical state is assessed by Dr. Shippy to identify any misalignments. After the exam, the doctor will discuss his findings with you and what course of action is recommended.

Children are adjusted differently from adults. We only use gentle techniques. Infants are adjusted using about the amount of pressure applied to test the ripeness of a tomato. As the child grows, we adjust the pressure accordingly. There’s never any twisting, cracking, or popping; we use sustained contact on the misaligned segment in most instances.

Find Out More

Your child is never too young to benefit from chiropractic care. We’d love to help your child enjoy better health and wellness. Contact us to get started.

Pediatric Chiropractor in Plano TX | (972) 769-9500