Yes, Chiropractic adjustments to children are very gentle and effective. Even the so-called “normal” birth experience can subject a newborn’s delicate spine to excessive pressure, traction and stress, causing spinal misalignments or subluxations and nerve interference. A chiropractic adjustment removes this spinal nerve interference by gently correcting these misalignments in the spine (called vertebral subluxations). This nerve interference can affect the infant’s ability to express health to his/her fullest potential and can sometimes result in symptoms such as difficulty nursing, difficulty sleeping, ear infections, colic, etc.
Childhood is a very active time. Running, jumping, falls and accidents are all part of a normal childhood and yet they can cause spinal misalignments. Many parents may believe the children are fine because there is no external evidence of injury or obvious symptom. However, resulting spinal injuries are often overlooked and many times are left uncorrected. These subluxations can block the natural flow of life across the nerves to any part of the body and result in long-term damage in their future.
Dr. Metzger has attended hundreds of hours in post-graduate education, and is certified in Pediatrics through the Academy of Family Practice and the Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics (C.A.C.C.P. certified).