Pediatric Chiropractic Care
At Wolfe Family Chiropractic in Metamora, MI we believe that health is a family matter. When one member of the family is sick or injured it has a physical and emotional impact on the family as a whole. A sick child interrupts family routines and can lead to missed work/school, loss of sleep, and other sick family members. While most individuals may assume that chiropractic care is only for adults with back pain, at Wolfe Family Chiropractic we know that it is imperative for all children to be checked by a pediatric chiropractor throughout their childhood to ensure their nerve and immune systems are functioning and developing optimally. We know that through specific pediatric chiropractic care, we can positively impact the lives of children in the Lapeer and Oakland County area.
Common health complaints with newborns such as colic, reflux, earaches, constipation, excessive crying and problems breastfeeding may all respond well to specific and gentle chiropractic adjustments which can remove stress on important neurological structures. As our children learn to crawl, walk, experience regular bumps and falls, participate in organized sports, and do everything else that a child does on a daily basis, pressure and stress is put on their developing bodies. This daily stress can lead to the presence of "subluxations", which are detectable levels of interference to the nervous system resulting from misalignment of the vertebrae or cranial bones. We’re here to help your child find relief from issues including scoliosis, bed-wetting, asthma, headaches and neurodevelopment disorders.
Many spinal problems seen in adults began as early as birth and can be limited or prevented with early attention. The birthing process can be a very physically traumatic experience for an infant. Even natural birthing methods can stress an infant’s spine and developing nerve system, leading to slow development, weakened immune system, and less than optimal function of important body systems.
It is important to understand that the Doctor of Chiropractic does not treat conditions or diseases. The expertise of the chiropractor is in checking the child’s spine for misalignments that impair nervous system function, therefore affecting overall body function. The bones of the spine (called "vertebrae") house and protect the spinal cord. The spinal cord is an extension of the brain and carries information from the brain to every area of the body and back to the brain again. Subluxations interfere with the ability of the nerves to transmit this vital information.
The nervous system controls and coordinates the function of all the systems in the body: circulatory, respiratory, digestive, hormonal, eliminative and immune system. Any aspect of health may be impaired by nerve interference. The chiropractic adjustment restores nerve system function allowing the body the ability to express a greater state of health and well-being. At Wolfe Family Chiropractic in Metamora, MI we are committed to serving children and adults in the Metamora, Lapeer, Oxford, Lake Orion and surrounding areas with gentle and specific chiropractic care. Dr. Hannah is our resident pediatric chiropractor and she looks forward to helping your family grow healthy and strong!