Family care can start at the very beginning. Babies can benefit when their pregnant mothers receive chiropractic care. A newborn’s spine is affected during childbirth, even with today’s natural childbirth methods. This first distress to an infant’s spine and nervous system can lead to colic, unusual crying, ear infections, erratic sleeping habits, or even nursing difficulties. Studies are now being proposed to see if spinal subluxations of the newborn may be a factor in SIDS.

Newborn adjustments are gentle and designed especially for babies. Dr. Korchok will take the time to reassure you about the safety and benefits of chiropractic care for your little ones. Head support, crawling and a baby’s first steps should be followed by chiropractic checkups. The bumps and falls of rapid growth may cause problems later in life and can set the stage for scoliosis, a weakened immune system and other abnormalities. Chiropractic can help prevent these problems from developing.

Children can also benefit from regular chiropractic care. Learning to walk, ride a bike or play sports can produce “growing pains” that interfere with proper growth during rapid stages of spinal development.

Many common childhood ailments – ear infections, colic, breathing problems, asthma, and allergies – are the result of vertebral subluxation complex. By maintaining proper neck and back mechanics, infections are often reduced through a stronger immune system. Chiropractic also assists with proper alignment and posture, which, in turn, opens the natural passages in the ear canal to promote drainage of excess fluids. This also helps children with breathing difficulties, unexplained pains, and more.

Dr. Korchok is skilled in safe and effective chiropractic methods for children. Your son or daughter’s visit will be a pleasant one. We foster a nurturing environment to help you raise a healthy, active, drug-free family.