Give your child a healthy start with thoughtful, gentle chiropractic care

Many adults seek chiropractic care because of chronic pain, work-related health issues, headaches, or lifelong injuries. Children don’t often face these issues– and as parents, we like to imagine that they have active, carefree days, supple spines, and bodies that can bounce back from anything.

However, children of all ages can still benefit greatly from chiropractic care. Not only do children sometimes need gentle and safe adjustments for specific reasons (often from day one!), chiropractic care can also be a vital part of any child’s overall healthcare and preventive care. Just ask the pediatricians who refer children and teens of all ages to our office, or Dr. Todd Royse’s four boys, who enjoy fantastic health with gentle chiropractic care.


At Chiropractic First, we have helped kids become healthier and happier in a wide variety of ways:
  • Preventive chiropractic care and general wellness.
  • Newborn spinal adjustment after birth – either in your home or at the hospital.
  • Chiropractic care for newborn issues, including poor nursing and breastfeeding issues, digestive issues and constipation, colic, and poor sleep patterns.
  • Chiropractic care after a childhood injury, sports injury, or car accident.
  • Supplemental care for neurological issues, including autism and ADHD.
  • Chiropractic care for gait correction and growing pains.
  • Chiropractic care for bed-wetting issues.
  • Adjustments for general emotional health.
  • Chiropractic care for other childhood health issues, including asthma and chronic ear infections

We encourage you to read more about the research conducted about pediatric chiropractic care, located at the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and the America Chiropractic Association’s Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics.

Undetected nerve dysfunction associated with birth trauma may result in:
  • breathing weakness
  • irritability
  • frequent spitting up or vomiting, pharyngolaryngeal (throat) problems.
  • irritability of the stomach and colon
  • colic
  • difficulty with feeding and attachment, including impaired suckling and swallowing
  • sleeping problems
  • asthma
  • ear infections
  • vestibular troubles (difficulties with balance)
  • learning disabilities
  • headaches
  • hyperactivity
  • behavioral problems
  • mechanical problems, such as scoliosis
  • neurological defects
  • visual disturbance

Clinical experience and an increasing amount of scientific research have shown that the removal of vertebral subluxation associated with birth trauma and childhood accidents can dramatically affect the health of your child.

Chiropractic Pediatrics: From Birth to Adulthood

We enter this world dramatically – and many babies benefit from a very gentle, careful adjustment on their day of birth, especially if delivery involved a long labor or certain interventions.

In the weeks after birth, as babies begin to navigate the world, chiropractic can again help them, this time in regards to their immature nervous system. Chiropractic can address and improve a number of infant health and behavior concerns, from colic and nursing issues to digestive issues and sleeping problems. When babies have trouble telling us exactly what’s wrong, chiropractic can help set things right.

As children grow and age, their chiropractic needs may change as well. Pre-teens and teens may need adjustments after squirming in desks at school all day, or because of an after-school sports injury. Other children may need supplemental help with common childhood health concerns, from attention deficit disorders to severe asthma.

The best way to find out if your child could benefit from chiropractic care is to meet with an experienced, knowledgeable chiropractor.

Learn more about Pediatric Chiropractic Care at Chiropractic First

At Chiropractic First, we are committed to providing gentle, attentive, and sympathetic care to children, from creating a fun, safe, and child-friendly office to offering specialized and experienced chiropractic care to kids aged 0 to 18.

Do you think your child may benefit from chiropractic care, or do you have a specific question about your child’s health or healthcare needs? We are here to help. Call Dr. Todd Royse today at 530-243-0889 or fill out our contact form to learn more about our services or request a consultation.

Still have questions about chiropractic care for kids?