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Pediatric Chiropractic at
River City Chiropractic

You may wonder why a child would need chiropractic care. Did you know that kids can experience their first misalignment due to the birth process? Even a normal birth without interventions can be tough on a child’s spine. Then as children grow, they fall up 1500 times before they learn how to walk.

Upper cervical chiropractic care provides the environment for a child to develop properly and function optimally, and to continue to grow in better alignment to enjoy optimal health and well-being as they get older.
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When the Gas Pedal Is Stuck

For many children, their nervous system is stuck in the sympathetic fight or flight mode, where the nervous system isn’t functioning as it should. It’s to the point where the gas pedal is stuck on and kids feel constantly stressed or excited. Lots of kids experience behavioral issues because they cannot get into that parasympathetic or rest and digest state. For example, a child could then have trouble concentrating or accepting correction from others.

The sympathetic or fight or flight mode should only be called upon when necessary, such as needing to flee from a dangerous situation. Upper cervical chiropractic care can help balance the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems. When the systems are balanced, kids can relax, have normal energy, and pay attention.

Conditions We See

Here are some common childhood conditions that we can address:

  • Bed wetting
  • Behavioral issues
  • Colic
  • Ear infections
  • Focus or concentration issues

gentle infant adjustment

Gentle Adjustments

Many parents may wonder if children will be adjusted like adults. Rest assured that they are not. Dr. Crawford, who is certified in pediatric care, uses gentle adjustments that are safe for babies and kids of all ages. He often uses the Activator adjusting tool, which is a light force, high velocity adjustment tool that delivers a comfortable adjustment.

We also offer instrumentation to locate subluxations or misalignments.

Helping Kids Feel at Ease

At River City Chiropractic, we feature a room with toysWe also feature a whiteboard for children who want to draw while they are here.

Book an Appointment

Contact us today to schedule an appointment. We want to help your child get off to a healthy start in life and maintain wellness.

Pediatric Chiropractic Post Falls ID | (208) 777-4000