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Pediatric Chiropractic at
Next Generation Chiropractic

At Next Generation Chiropractic, we are passionate about helping kids get off to a healthy start in life and experience wellness throughout childhood and beyond. You may wonder, however, why kids would need chiropractic care. It’s important to understand that birth itself, even if seemingly smooth, can be traumatic for both Mother and Baby, which is why it’s important to get them checked by a chiropractor.

Here’s a look at how our natural care can help kids at every stage:

  • Infancy: Newborns often benefit from chiropractic care to address issues such as gassiness, irregular bowel movements, and difficulty sleeping. Dr. Rachel recommends early check-ups to prevent developmental delays and ensure the well-being of the fragile spine. The youngest patient she saw was just four days old!
  • Toddler and Early Childhood: As children grow, issues like wonky crawl patterns, frequent falls, and misalignments due to rapid physical development become common reasons for chiropractic visits. Dr. Rachel highlights the importance of addressing these concerns early to prevent discomfort and support proper growth.
  • School-Aged Children to Teenagers: School-related stress, heavy backpacks, and sports-related injuries are key reasons parents seek chiropractic care for their children. Dr. Rachel stresses that chiropractic interventions help manage physical and emotional stress, promoting overall health from infancy through adolescence.

Putting Kids at Ease

Dr. Rachel acknowledges that children may feel nervous or frightened during adjustments. She emphasizes patience, often involving play with toys to build trust. By adjusting a teddy bear or Barbie doll first, she helps children gradually acclimate to the process, ensuring a positive experience.

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Gentle Techniques for Children

Dr. Rachel uses gentle techniques tailored to the child’s age. For infants, sustained contact is applied with minimal pressure, akin to checking the ripeness of a tomato. As children age, the Activator tool is introduced, and manual adjusting is considered around the age of eight, always accommodating the comfort levels of both the child and their parents.

Collaboration With Lactation Consultant

In addition to providing chiropractic care, Dr. Rachel collaborates with a lactation consultant, addressing breastfeeding issues and other concerns. This integrated approach allows for comprehensive care, ensuring that parents receive the support and guidance they need for both the child’s chiropractic and feeding needs.

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Help your child enjoy optimal health at every stage. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!


Pediatric Chiropractic Sterling Heights, Macomb MI | (586) 209-4236