I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Melissa! We found her after my son had been through three rounds of antibiotics for ear infections basically in a row. I heard chiropractic care might work and I was ready to try anything. She made my one year old feel comfortable within the first visit. The second visit I remember him going from being too stuffy to nurse to able to breathe through his nose about a half hour after his adjustment. I was a believer then. Through the months that followed Dr. Melissa provided support not only in person, but through text as well. She taught us a lot about ear infections, showed us massage to prevent, and talked to use about supplements to support his immune system. Several months after seeing her, my son’s fluid (which doctors thought would never drain) was completely GONE. I couldn’t believe it! I can not recommend her enough and will always go for adjustments over antibiotics in the future when it comes to my little guy’s ears. It WORKS!
Chiropractic for Infants and Children – Lawrenceville, Princeton, Hopewell, Pennington
Spinal issues can start from birth and bring a large amount of stress to an infant’s spine and nervous system leading to long-term issues throughout the entire body. If spinal misalignments are ignored at an early age, the child can develop serious problems later in life.
More and more parents are seeking chiropractic care for their children. Many spinal problems seen in adults can begin as early as birth. Even natural birthing methods can place stress on the infant’s spine and developing nervous system. The resulting irritation to the nervous system can be the cause of many common newborn complaints. We work to increase the overall health and wellness for children and can help with prevalent problems such as:
Tethered Oral Tissues
How Children Are Adjusted
Drs. Melissa and Michael McCue will take a case history and perform a chiropractic exam to determine if spinal subluxations exist. Chiropractic adjusting procedures are modified to fit a child’s size, weight, and unique spinal condition. They are both gentle and specific to the child’s developing spinal structures.
Most parents report that their children enjoy their chiropractic adjustments and look forward to subsequent visits. They also report that their children experience a greater level of health while under regular chiropractic care.
Tethered Oral Tissue Bodywork (Tongue, Lip, Cheek Ties)
TOTs refers to a fascial restriction that can cause tension in the mouth, skull, body or neck. It can be located under the tongue, in the cheeks, and/or under the lips. TOTs can negatively affect breastfeeding and bottle feeding, chewing and swallowing, speech, sleep, breathing and body movement or posture. There are many symptoms of TOTs and not every child will have the same symptoms.
Infants can present with poor feeding, breast or bottle, lack of weight gain, reflux, excessive gas, constipation, mouth breathing, torticollis (persistent head tilt to one side), favoring a side to look at or lay on, misshapen head and colic. Some infants will fail to meet developmental milestones such as sitting up, rolling over, or crawling on all fours when a tethered oral restriction is present.
Toddlers and older children can present with speech delays or articulation problems, developmental milestone delays, headaches, neck pain, reflux, gagging, choking or spitting up food, texture sensitivities, digestive disorders, mouth breathing or poor sleep.
Tethered oral tissue creates a body imbalance which can create a brain imbalance. Starting from week 10 in utero, a newborn with TOT is swallowing with restrictions. Tethered Oral Tissue Bodywork is to create an environment that is functioning at its optimal level pre-release and post release.
I started taking my 6 week old son to Dr. Melissa for acid reflux. He was always crying from the pain and I was reaching a breaking point. After doing a lot of research I came across lots of threads about how chiropractics “cured” babies reflux, I decided to give it a try. I googled chiropractors in the area and Colonial Valley popped right up. After reading great reviews I gave them a call. It was the best decision I could have made for my son. I saw an immediate change in his behavior. His reflux would get better after each visit to the point that after a few weeks he was off his reflux meds. Now he is a 5 months old and happy as can be! We have had a great experience with Colonial Valley and can not thank Dr. Melissa for all she has done to help our sweet boy!
Dr. Melissa is such a pleasure to work with. Incredibly pleasant, knowledgeable, and amazing with children! We first started going to Colonial Valley Chiro for my infant son’s acid reflux issues. Not only did Dr. Melissa help him get through that, but she has also helped us identify and improve a subluxation that prevented my son from crawling properly. Thanks to her treatment plan, he not only started crawling properly, but his progress has skyrocketed and within a few short months he started crawling and running! We can not thank her enough and are so happy to have been referred to her care.
Thanks to Dr. Melissa and Dr. Mike, I was able to understand the power of chiropractic care. More importantly they helped erase my fear of going to the chiropractor with their techniques and their patience for explaining each and every move. THANK YOU!
I got to know Dr. Melissa when I wanted a chiropractor for my second pregnancy in 2016 who follows Webster method. The moment I saw she was so warm and compassionate towards me and supported me everyway to make this pregnancy smooth as I wanted a VBAC! She used to give me advices and print outs of holistic approach of how to help me sail my pregnancy smoothly (I got to know her during my 34 weeks wish had known her before!!). Post delivery she saw my baby when she was just a week old and she was so gentle, compassionate towards her that my baby loved her so much and she was colic free baby!! Dr. Melissa is great with kids. I take my whole family to her. My son loves her so much!! Whenever my kids get sick I trust only Dr. Melissa more than our pediatrician that we meet her first get her advise and then follow it! Esp my son (4 years old now he is so comfortable with her that he used to say this from 3 years!) whenever he is sick he always says “Can we visit Dr. Melissa?” Dr. Melissa takes us right away when we mail her regarding our kids! She is very accommodating! She has helped us with everything from a common cold to ear infection with her adjustments as the nervous system is the key to good health! We trust her fully 500% and have recommended to many of my friends and families!! We are so grateful and highly appreciative that Dr. Melissa has taken always best interest in our health with so much of love and compassion!! I highly recommend her and will recommend her to anyone for a complete family care!! She truly has Magical hands with the newborns and kids as well as the adults!!