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Pediatric Chiropractic at
Cleveland Heights Chiropractic Clinic

chiropractor adjusting a child
Chiropractic care for children follows the exact same principles as chiropractic for adults, but with gentler techniques modified for their more delicate structures. At Cleveland Heights Chiropractic Clinic, we’ve been providing safe, gentle pediatric chiropractic care for over 40 years.

Why Do Babies Need Adjustments?

Babies have just spent nine months cramped in the womb, in the fetal position. The birth process can cause trauma if the doctor has to pull on the baby’s head and twist the neck. As a result, babies can be born with issues that chiropractic may help with, including

  • Torticollis: With this condition, there’s extremely tight musculature in the neck and back that can cause a rotation of the neck. Chiropractic is effective in correcting torticollis.
  • Colic: Colicky babies and babies who won’t sleep are sometimes uncomfortable because of the tension in their upper back and neck. After an adjustment, they often go straight to sleep and sleep for hours.
  • Reflux: Although it hasn’t been extensively researched, many parents report improvement in their child’s reflux with chiropractic care.

Dr Scottie with a baby

Our Gentle Approach

We will conduct a thorough examination to help identify the location of any problems, as well as ensure that there are no hidden medical conditions that should be addressed. If there are, we will let you know.

We use manual adjustments for babies, with extremely light finger pressure that is safe and gentle. Many babies sleep through their adjustment.

While babies usually aren’t nervous about adjustments, sometimes older kids who have never been adjusted before can be a little worried. Dr. Scottie and Dr. Alex engage with kids, meeting them at their level, and letting them play with the chiropractic equipment so they’re comfortable in the space. Once they realize we’re not “shot doctors,” they’re usually relaxed and ready to get adjusted.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why would I have my newborn or young child adjusted?

The birthing process may be one of the most traumatic events of anyone’s life. Young children, especially toddlers, frequently fall. Chiropractic adjustments help ensure an infant and child’s spine is properly aligned. Rest assured, our care is gentle and appropriate for every age.

Can chiropractic help with colic and how?

Chiropractic care optimizes nerve pathways through spinal alignment that go to the gastrointestinal system. Keeping that pathway free of interference helps calm colic.

How old were your children when they received their first adjustment?

Each of our sons and their children were adjusted within days of being born.

Get Started Today

As parents ourselves, we love to support new parents and help them through hurdles of sleeplessness and stress. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.


Pediatric Chiropractic Lakeland FL | (863) 646-5707