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Why Chiropractic in Miami Shores

Children and Chiropractic: Healthy Generations

One may wonder why a baby or child needs a chiropractic treatment, or more so a chiropractic adjustment? I would first like to say that not all chiropractic adjustments use force or involve a rotational thrust. When it comes to treating babies or children, specific techniques are taught and used, tailored to the younger patient. Some doctors like to call the adjustment an “impulse” more than a thrust. I was trained to use a device called the “Activator” to deliver the adjustment or impulse when I feel it is necessary to do so.

The spine of a baby or a toddler has a lot of laxity or flexibility. The muscles and ligaments do not have the tension found in a mature spine so it is important to take that into consideration. That being said, I would like to point out that fixations and subluxations are not limited to the mature or adult spine. The first traumatic event to the body is the birth process. One of the first questions I ask the parents of my younger patients, if they can remember, how was the delivery process? Were there any complications? The forceps and vacuum can be very traumatic to the immature spine of a newborn.

The cervical spine, which is the area that extends from the skull and the lower aspect of the brain, comprise vertebrae C1 through C7. These vertebral segments house the spinal nerves that exit from the spinal cord to serve some very important functions in the body. Should the delivery not be as uneventful as expected, the functions that these nerves serve may be affected. Some of these functions are also inherent and very subtle and may not surface until later on in life or may not even be noticed by the parents.

A doctor of chiropractic will take a thorough history to determine if there was a predisposition or predisposing event and perform an examination to evaluate if the spine has been misaligned. Our younger patients tolerate the treatment very well and very quickly and as a parent, you will feel that you have done your child a favor by having him or her checked. In addition, a thorough doctor will also assess the areas to see if an adjustment is indeed needed before delivering a treatment.


Chiropractic is an all natural approach to healing the body. Large or Small!

Kids also benefit from spinal exams!

The slightest misalignment can cause your child to suffer...

It seems children never run out of energy, they go all day long running, jumping, and playing hard. Sometimes all this physical activity puts stress on the spinal nerves; this may lead to lowering a child’s resistance and open the door for many illnesses.

The slightest misalignment can cause a child to suffer from adult type problems, such as headaches, back pain, poor concentration, irritability, and many other symptoms. For many kids, a simple, painless spinal exam will allow Dr. Leger to find, and treat if necessary any misalignments in your childs vertebra.

Find out how Chiropractic for children in Miami Shores , FL can help your little one prepare for a healthy adulthood using an all natural approach. Call 305-756-3940 today.

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    Actually, chiropractic for children in Miami Shores has dramatically increased over the last few years. There are many positive claims of children getting adjusted by a chiropractor such as, resolving poor posture, asthma, allergies and bed-wetting to name a few! We suggest you see for yourself!

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