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Pediatric Chiropractic at The Chiropractic Office of Dr. Bob Apol

Specialized Chiropractic Care for Children

I offer specialized Chiropractic care for children. This can provide significant benefits for a child’s health and wellbeing.

Pediatric Chiropractic Care

Help you child’s health and wellbeing with Chiropractic care.

A child’s developing spine protects the nervous system, which co-ordinates every process between the brain and body. Birth can be one of the most traumatic events that we will ever have to endure. In certain situations, this interference or trauma can lead to disruptions of normal function via the communication channels in the body. Even though the body may still function, the quality and level of function may not be the same. This unfortunately is something that Allopathic medicine may not address because it is mostly concerned with Pathology, which is the final expression of dysfunction.

Proactive Healthcare for your Child

I monitor and assess the development of an infant and child, to ensure that they have the best head start in life. Considering the rate and speed of growth of the nervous system, especially in the first year of life, it makes sense to ensure that their bodies are adapting well. This may differ to what a Pediatrician is looking at, which is generally disease process and infection. Chiropractic Pediatric care mostly is concerned with the grey area in between optimum health and observable disease. Like a proactive insurance policy for children.

Having children assessed for these imbalances gives them the opportunity to rectify before other changes become apparent. Like a proactive health insurance policy.

What does this mean for you?

Pediatric Chiropractic improves common childhood symptoms of colic, asthma, and ear infections. Spinal misalignments or abnormalities such as scoliosis can be detected at a very early age thus minimizing future problems. Children generally sleep better, so parents can too.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Why should children be under Chiropractic care?
I am highly trained in techniques which are ideal for kids and infants. These are non-invasive and non-forceful, making treatment enjoyable and fun. Some common conditions which can be alleviated are colic or irritability, an inability to suckle and breastfeed, poor sleep, plagiocephaly, developmental delays, digestion issues, Retained Neonatal Reflexes, energy, inability to concentrate, headaches, etc. – the list is endless.

How early can I bring in my child?
It’s never too early to check a baby or child. The sooner the better really! Most of our moms bring in their children for a checkup within weeks of giving birth. If everything is working well, then I usually suggest that they come in a minimum of once a month but especially during a growth spurt or between 3-6 months.

What if they don’t have any symptoms?
Since I focus mostly on wellness, most of my specialty lies in improving function and vitality. This is quite different to symptom-based care, which is more centered on helping someone take pain away. Therefore, my assessment is more centered on functional measures such as energy levels, ability to concentrate and focus, freedom of movement and co-ordination, reaching age appropriate developmental milestones, immune system function, facial and skull bone symmetry, and balance, and so on.

Can my child see you even if they are currently taking medications?
Absolutely! My job is not to take them off their medications, but assist them so that their bodies can work better, which may mean over time that they may not need them. I have the pleasure of working with many specialists with the goal of supporting the child’s function and health.

Other common pediatric issues

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Antibiotics – Learn more

Chiropractic care provides significant benefits for a child’s health and wellbeing. Contact us today!

Pediatric Chiropractor Birmingham AL | (205) 251-1251