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Pediatric Chiropractic Care
in Johnston

Newborns and Children

While the birth process can be traumatic for Mom, it may be more so for her newborn. Even in the most natural, uncomplicated birth, as much as 60-90 pounds of pressure is exerted on a baby’s head, neck, and underlying delicate nervous tissue. That force is even greater when interventions such as forceps and vacuums are used, or when the baby is born via caesarean. Research has shown that approximately 80% of newborns have some form of nervous system dysfunction.

As a child Dr. Megan suffered from severe allergies and did not receive life-changing chiropractic care until she was eight years old. Her hope is to help children as young as possible to insure a healthy childhood, and consequentially a healthy adulthood. Dr. Megan loves seeing significant, measurable changes in kids’ overall health, and has received Certification by the Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics (CACCP) through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.

What Does That Look Like?

Dr. Megan and Dr. Eric will gently remove the interference to your child’s nervous system, allowing their body to function the way it was designed. While chiropractic does not “treat” diseases, many parents report improvement with:

  • Colic and irritability
  • Breathing weakness
  • Difficulty feeding
  • Balance and coordination
  • Stomach and colon sensitivities
  • Sleeping problems
  • Ear infections
  • Decreased immunity
  • Asthma
  • Learning disabilities
  • Hyperactivity
  • Behavioral problems
  • Headaches
  • Scoliosis
  • Neurological defects
  • Visual disturbances
  • Frequent spitting up, reflux, or vomiting

Check Early and Check Often

During the first year of life, 65% of neurological development occurs, and having your baby checked as early as possible can ensure there is no added neurological stress caused by subluxations.

Dr. Megan and Dr. Eric will determine a specific treatment plan individually designed for your child. It’s important to have a healthy spine check and if everything is in proper alignment, no adjustment will be given. Below is a list of ideal times to have your child checked:

  • If they have never seen a chiropractor before
  • At major milestones such as teething, sitting, walking, crawling, running, etc.
  • When they are sick and/or have a fever
  • After a fall or accident
  • During a growth spurt
  • If they participate in sports
  • During puberty
  • Anytime you notice any behavioral, emotional, or physical changes

Get Started Today

At Herrmann Family Chiropractic, we are passionate about keeping our kids healthy and their nervous systems free of stress so they can grow and adapt optimally. Help your child enjoy a healthy future. Call our office today to schedule your child’s healthy spine check!

Pediatric Chiropractor Johnston, Urbandale & Ankeny IA | (515) 276-4946