We perform chiropractic adjustments on babies to ensure a healthy child ready to lead an active life. We can correct problems that stem from other stresses on your child’s spine and nervous system that can negatively affect their development. For example, treatments can benefit colicky infants and children with ear infections. Free consultations upon request.
Dr. Kirk Henrichs and his team at the Stout-Henrichs Chiropractic Clinic serving the area of Dodge City, KS, are focused on family health. For this reason, we offer family and pediatric chiropractic and several other valuable holistic health services and therapies.
Chiropractic for Children and Infants
Pediatric chiropractic is a variation of the chiropractic discipline that focuses on alternative, gentle, and non-invasive treatments for children. Like traditional chiropractic, it prioritizes gently adjusting the spine of infants and children to support their physical development and optimize the nervous system's function while relieving joint stiffness.
Pediatric chiropractic is often used to help babies experiencing colic or poor sleep due to misalignments that may have occurred during birth or later as they grow. Children are active and prone to getting into bumps and scrapes, which may result in misalignments that your chiropractor can handle.
Chiropractic can benefit children (and their caregivers) by correcting misalignments, improving behavior and concentration while relieving stress, stimulating the nervous system, and boosting the immune system. All of this improves your child’s mood because they can move freely and comfortably with a more positive mindset.
Tips for Choosing the Right Chiropractor
Dr. Henrichs at the Stout-Henrichs Chiropractic Clinic serving Dodge City, KS, has been serving as a chiropractor since 1992, which brings us to our first tip: Look for a chiropractor who is experienced in pediatric chiropractic as it requires a different skill set to standard adult chiropractic. Bonus points if they are part of the American Chiropractic Association.
Secondly, ask questions. Dr. Henrichs will ask you about your child’s health and review their medical history where necessary so that he can provide customized therapies for their well-being. This is an opportunity for you to ask questions about how chiropractic will likely affect your child.
Consider reviews and referrals. Speak to other patients who have consulted with your preferred chiropractor and listen to their feedback. Consult Google and community groups for reviews. Look up your chiropractor's website.
Finally, trust your gut. You are trusting your chiropractor to positively influence your child’s health and well-being, and the treatment they receive will impact their long-term development. In the right hands, a child who needs chiropractic care will receive innumerable benefits from having the correct form as they grow.
At the Stout-Henrichs Chiropractic Clinic serving Dodge City, KS, Dr. Henrichs, and his team pride themselves on being able to provide quality chiropractic care suitable for the whole family, including pediatric chiropractic. To find out more or book a consultation, call us today at (620) 227-7082; we are waiting to hear from you.