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Pediatric Chiropractic Care in Jefferson City

baby learning how to walkBeing born is a physically traumatic event, even in a natural birth with no medical interventions. Tremendous pressure is placed on an infant’s delicate spine, often resulting in misalignments or joints that are “stuck” (called subluxations). These mechanical issues can interfere with the proper functioning of the nervous system and may lead to many childhood conditions.

Chiropractic care can often be an excellent option to help alleviate these subluxations, which in turn may reduce nervous system interference, so your baby can feel better, grow and develop optimally.

What to Expect

Naturally, we don’t adjust infants and kids the same way we adjust adults. The force is very light, about the same pressure you would use to check a tomato for ripeness. We start by talking with you about what’s going on with your child, then conduct a thorough, painless examination to locate areas that aren’t moving appropriately. In addition to gentle adjustments, we may also do some light cranial work. Your chiropractor will explain everything and answer all your questions.

Benefits of Pediatric Chiropractic

Dr. Johns has regularly adjusted his own kids since the day they were born! Keeping the spine balanced and aligned allows the brain and body to communicate optimally, which may improve many conditions in infants, such as:

  • Colic
  • Constipation
  • Ear infections
  • Gas
  • Latching/nursing issues
  • Sleep problems

As kids get older, they face other types of challenges, such as focusing on school work and playing sports. Looking down at books or devices can create tension in the neck and upper back, which can lead to headaches. Minor bumps and bruises all the way up to strain/sprain injuries are common from playing on the playground or participating in organized sports. Keeping your child’s body operating as it should mechanically can help them feel their best and perform at their highest level.

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Contact us today to schedule an appointment for your child.



Pediatric Chiropractic Care Jefferson City MO | (573) 635-4747