Chiropractic Care For Kids In Murfreesboro

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Pediatric Chiropractor

Pediatric chiropractic care strengthens your child’s immune system, solves breastfeeding and colic problems, and helps digestive strength and development. It’s because the nervous system tells the stomach to secrete acid, the pancreas, and liver to release enzymes, and the intestines to absorb and digest food. The central nervous system is made up of the brain and spinal cord. Nerves in the body travel from the central nervous system to various tissues, cells, and even muscular fibers. The neurological system is essential for a kid’s development and can be disrupted if something goes wrong. Several illnesses might be related to misaligned vertebrae, including urinary incontinence, trouble sleeping, ear issues, colic, and other ailments.

Chiropractic adjustments for children help promote your child’s nervous system function. Pediatric Chiropractic care at our Murfreesboro chiropractic clinic promotes good neuronal plasticity (brain and nervous development) to support nerve communication between the brain and all body systems.

What Is Pediatric Chiropractic?

As a child grows up, A child’s spine must be in a good position for the brain to grow and develop properly. They require a sturdy nerve system. This is generally accomplished by ensuring the kid’s spine is in excellent form, aided by appropriate growth and development.

Chiropractic for kids deals with diagnosing, curing, and preventing musculoskeletal system alterations and affecting the child’s nervous system function associated with birth, growth, and development. Chiropractic adjustments should be considered a part of a child’s routine care. It’s better to implement pediatric chiropractic from a young age when their bodies are developing.

How Can I Tell If My Child Needs Chiropractic Care?

The most common warning signs indicating the need for child chiropractic treatment include:

  • Headaches 
  • Neck pain /Lower back pain 
  • Colic  
  • Poor sleep
  • Inability to stand up/ Falling often
  • Noisy bones
  • Agitation or nervousness
  • Hyperactivity

Signs like higher hip, shorter leg, protruding or higher shoulder blades, one foot twisted in or out or joint pain may suggest that your children’s spine has a vertebral subluxation (nerve interference) and require pediatric chiropractic care.

Conditions A Pediatric Chiropractor Can Help Treat

Your chiropractor can also help improve a child’s overall health by treating various childhood health issues and making them feel better:

  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Digestive Issues
  • Dyslexia problems
  • Attention-deficit
  • Hyperactivity
  • Urinating problems due to lumbar subluxations.
  • Behavioral changes
  • ADHD
  • Bedwetting
  • Earaches or infections
  • Trouble breastfeeding
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Autism
  • Sensory processing disorders

Is Chiropractic Care Safe For Kids?

Chiropractic care for children can be safe and effective when administered by a qualified pediatric chiropractor. These specialists undergo additional training to understand the unique needs of children and use gentle techniques tailored to their developing bodies. While some parents seek chiropractic care for conditions like musculoskeletal issues or colic, it’s essential to consult with the child’s primary healthcare provider before proceeding. This ensures appropriateness and addresses any concerns or potential risks. Prioritizing open communication and informed decision-making can help ensure the safety and well-being of children.

We offer safe treatment that gives significant results. Our pediatric chiropractors have completed lots of additional training. Our child chiropractic treatment package includes:

  • Therapeutic Exercise and Stretches
  • Spinal Traction and manipulation
  • Soft Tissue Manual Therapy
  • Physical Therapy Modalities (Muscle Stimulation)
  • Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Ultrasound
  • Ice and Heat Therapy
  • Diet and Nutritional and Lifestyle Modification Counseling

At What Age Should A Child See A Chiropractor?

The appropriate age for a child to see a chiropractor can vary depending on their specific needs and circumstances. While chiropractic care can be beneficial for children, it’s generally recommended to wait until they are at least a few months old and have sufficient neck strength to support their head. However, some chiropractors specialize in treating newborns and infants. It’s important to choose a chiropractor who has experience and training in pediatric care. Before considering chiropractic care for your child, it’s advisable to consult with their primary healthcare provider to discuss the child’s specific condition.

How Often Should Kids See A Chiropractor

We suggest babies see a chiropractor as soon as possible after delivery to eliminate spinal abnormalities caused by restriction or incorrect placement in the womb and unnecessary stressors during birth. Following that, we recommend that parents do check-ups at least at each developmental stage, such as head raising, crawling, standing, and so on.

The chiropractor determines how often your child may undergo the therapy and how rapidly your child’s body responds throughout treatment. This is usually the same if you seek treatment for more specific conditions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is It Safe To Adjust A Toddler’s Back?

Yes. Children’s spinal adjustment treatments are intended to safeguard the growing spinal tissues and much more. A little fingertip pressure is utilized. Their growing spines move so smoothly with such low pressure. As a result, a baby’s body generally reacts to chiropractic therapy significantly more swiftly than a grown-up.

How To Talk To Kids About The Advantages Of Going To A Chiropractor?

You may want to explain a standard chiropractic treatment, but be careful not to scare them off with too many vivid details. Children might pick up on your emotions and mimic them. Your kid is less likely to be terrified if you remain optimistic and do not display anxiety.


Chiropractic therapy not only relieves pain but also enhances general body function. It is an important habit to include your kid early to ensure maximum wellness and well-being. When it comes to chiropractic therapy, there is no age limit. If you have any concerns regarding your child’s condition or would want to arrange a no-obligation appointment, please contact our office as soon as possible. We offer chiropractic care for children in Murfreesboro and can address some of your essential inquiries over the phone.

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About The Author
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Dr. Oscar Noriega, DC, is a trusted chiropractor who has been practicing for over ten years at Revolution Chiropractic Murfreesboro. He holds a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University. Dr. Noriega is also a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and the Tennessee Chiropractic Association. He resides in Murfreesboro with his wife and two children.