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Pediatric Chiropractic

At McCann Chiropractic, we whole-heartedly believe that it’s easier to grow healthy kids than fix broken adults, and this is the basis of our care model for children. Simply put, we love caring for kids and helping them grow and develop exactly as they were meant to—free of nervous system disruption that allows them to thrive!

Many of the children in our practice have experienced a wealth of benefits from chiropractic care, which can help address the following:

  • Sinus infections
  • Asthma and allergies
  • Earaches or chronic ear infections
  • ADD or ADHD
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Poor sleep
  • Colic or reflux
  • Sensory processing disorder

The best time to bring your child in for care is shortly after their birth so that we can help relieve any trauma and stress they’ve experienced during pregnancy and the birthing process. However, it’s never too late to help your child live better and happier. Whether you’re looking for care for a newborn, toddler or teenager, we’re always here for you.

For nervous parents, we’ll happily show you beforehand exactly how the adjustment will feel to your child—most are immediately put at ease when they realize we use the gentlest touch.

When you’re in our care, we want you and your child to feel like you’re at home, and we aim to care for each patient like a part of our own family.

When you enter our office, you’ll notice it’s built with children in mind. We love it when kids are excited to visit us—in fact, many children run to our in-office play area immediately upon entering, kick their shoes off and relax on our cozy beanbag chairs!

Chiropractic care for children is truly in our blood. When Dr. Kate and Dr. Pat’s daughter was born, she received her first adjustment just hours after her birth. Believe us when we say that it is a real joy and a pleasure to be able to provide natural, safe and gentle adjustments to your child.

FAQ

Why would I have my newborn or young child adjusted?

A newborn or young child has a nervous system, just like an adult. And just as an adult has various stressors that affect their nervous system, so do newborns and children. These stressors can begin in utero or during the birth process.

In addition, children go through considerable neurological development at a fast rate. Learning to communicate, crawl, interact with others, etc. So even at a young age, it’s crucial to have their nervous system checked.

Can chiropractic cure everything?

Chiropractic isn’t a cure; it’s about improving the function of the nervous system. The nervous system is what controls and coordinates everything that goes on in your body. So when our nervous system is functioning better, that means our organs, tissues and cells can function better. The goal of the adjustment is to improve your nervous systems function, improve your adaptability to stress and have better efficiency.

Will you adjust my baby during the first appointment?

Yes, as we are performing baby’s exam we will be discussing our findings as we go and adjust as needed.

Can chiropractic care help with colic and if so, how?

An adjustment for a colicky baby helps to bring calmness to an overstressed nervous system. Is baby hard to console, gassy, spitting up excessively? The aim of chiropractic is to reduce that stress and tension in the baby. We see so many colicky babies thrive once under care.

Does insurance cover children’s visits?

Most insurance plans only cover musculoskeletal issues. We will verify any insurance benefits to determine coverage. Because we believe in transparency, we will let you know exactly what would be covered and what wouldn’t be.

Will you work with my child’s pediatrician?

There are many benefits to a collaborative approach with patients’ other providers. We may ask to contact your pediatrician to gain insight into your child’s particular issue and answer any questions the pediatrician may have.

Is it safe to have my newborn adjusted?

Yes, rest assured that we use light pressure to adjust a newborn—about the same amount that’s used to check a tomato for ripeness. Sometimes babies are so relaxed that they fall asleep during their adjustment!

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Ready to help your child reach their full potential? We can help them get there. Get started today by contacting our practice.
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Pediatric Chiropractor Brookfield WI | (262) 782-9700