Pediatric Chiropractor in Lawrenceville

Pediatric Chiropractor in LawrencevilleChiropractic 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:

  • ADHD
  • Bed Wetting
  • Colic
  • Ear Infections
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Headaches
  • Tethered Oral Tissues
  • Breathing Problems
  • Sleep Disturbances
  • Chronic Infections

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.

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