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Chiropractic for Children

It does not matter how big a spine is, it plays one of the most important roles within the body. That is why Springfield, MA chiropractor, Dr. Paul Dion, believes that everyone – including children – can benefit from chiropractic care. Our team is proud to offer children’s chiropractic to kids of all ages in Springfield, MA and the surrounding areas. Whether your child is healthy and symptom free or struggling with behavioral, sleep or health issues, chiropractic can help set the foundation for a lifetime of optimal wellness.

Did you know…

it is never too early to bring your child to the chiropractor? Babies have very soft and pliable musculoskeletal systems, which allow them to maneuver in the womb and through the birth canal. By the time they are born, many have minor subluxations that can make them uncomfortable and cause their heads to favor one side. A very gentle adjustment can correct these issues, helping to reduce irritability and discomfort.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is involved in a Springfield pediatric chiropractic adjustment?

Bringing your child to the chiropractor is nothing like visiting for yourself. Adjustments are typically very mild and gentle – comparable to the pressure applied to a soft tomato. There is no cracking or popping, and most parents report no problems or side effects from the visit. Instead, many parents find that their kids are more comfortable and relaxed following a chiropractic adjustment.

What types of issues can pediatric chiropractic treat?

Your child may need a chiropractic adjustment if he or she is unexplainably fussy, has been diagnosed with colic, experiences frequent constipation, or has difficulty breastfeeding. We can also help treat children with head tilting, head shape irregularities, and frequent arching of the back.

Is it safe to bring my child to a chiropractor in Springfield, MA?

According to data published from the American Chiropractic Association, the application of modern chiropractic in children is completely safe. Among those children who do react negatively to treatment – less than 1 percent – most experience only a mild adverse effect, such as temporary soreness or irritability. We believe the benefits of chiropractic care are tremendous in children, as we are committed to caring for your children as if they were our own.