Infants and Kids
Infants and children are some of the biggest beneficiaries of chiropractic care. Surprised? Those who think of chiropractic as primarily a solution for neck and back problems are surprised to learn that chiropractic can be helpful for many types of newborn and childhood health problems.
The nervous system runs throughout the body and controls all its functions. It relies on constant, clear communication from the joints (called proprioception) and muscles to function and develop optimally. Spinal misalignment (joint dysfunction) puts pressure on the nerves and can cause miscommunication between the body and the brain, resulting in health issues and un-ease. Chiropractic care can restore proper joint function and communication, allowing your child’s body to heal and grow at its best.
Why hasn’t my Pediatrician or GP recommended Chiropractic Care?
Medical Doctors and pediatricians are not usually taught about chiropractic care in medical school and are generally not familiar with how chiropractic care works. Ideally, your child should have both a pediatrician and a chiropractor. Your pediatrician or GP will be available for crisis care and to provide medications when necessary while your chiropractor will focus on quality-of-life care and boosting the body’s natural ability to thrive.
Because chiropractic care is new to most medical practitioners, we are always available and happy to answer any of your pediatrician or GP’s questions and provide them with the latest research on pediatric chiropractic care.
How is Chiropractic Care different from Medical Care?
Chiropractic care is different from medical care in focus and treatment tools. Chiropractors focus on the neuro-musculo-skeletal system and optimizing your body’s ability to heal and thrive on its own. Medical care focuses on crisis care - care when you present with symptoms. Medical Doctors (MD) primarily use pharmaceutical agents to affect chemical change and surgery to affect physical change, whereas Doctors of Chiropractic (DC) affect physical and neural change using primarily their hands and encourage chemical balance using nutrition. The least invasive therapy should usually be approached first. Both medical and chiropractic care are important and they can collaborate together and complement each other for the best care for you and your family.
Many of the hard-to-correct problems we see in adults are long-standing problems that began and remained undetected from childhood. In order for our children to be healthy, we need to focus less on sickness (what is wrong with their bodies) and more on health – how to help them express their personal inner health potential.
Dr. Yael has been providing chiropractic care to infants and children for over 20 years. Her children and all of her siblings’ children have been adjusted from the moment they were born and continue to get adjusted on a regular basis to maintain and enhance their health.
Dr. Yael has undergone specific advanced draining to be able to address the special needs of children including those with neurodevelopmental disorders like cerebral palsy, autism, and ADHD. She combines her nutrition training with chiropractic care and her passion for this population to provide the unique, tailored support that these families require. She has added multiple providers to her clinic to work collaboratively so that these children and their families can obtain the best care.