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Children & Chiropractic

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Chiropractic care makes its most powerful impact on children. It is safe, gentle, and effective. From the birth process onward, our spines and nerve systems are subjected to a multitude of forces that can misalign (subluxate) vertebrae and set the stage for reduced well being and future health problems. Specific, gentle, spinal adjustments provided by Dr. Darrell & Dr. Gretchen allow a child’s spine and nerve system to grow and develop at its optimum. With special training in adjusting children, each adjustment is specially adapted for your child’s age, height, and weight.

Most parents report that their children enjoy going to the chiropractor and look forward to getting adjusted. They also report a higher level of health and well being while under care.


Dr. Gretchen and Dr. Darrell are the only chiropractors Board Certified in Pediatrics and Pregnancy in the Shenandoah Valley and Northern Virginia. For details about this certification, please refer to

How will chiropractic help my child?

Every system in the body is controlled and regulated by the nervous system. Chiropractors look at the spine to see what areas can benefit from being adjusted. When the child is adjusted, the nerves that exit that part of the spine are stimulated and can function the best they possibly can. Thatmeans that the areas of your body where those nerves connect with will also function the best they possibly can. This includes the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, hormonal, eliminative, and immune system.

Chiropractors do not cure or treat diseases or conditions; we only treat your body so that it can work the way it’s supposed to. Nonetheless, parents and children under chiropractic care report improvements with certain conditions ranging from mild to tremendous! Though chiropractors only directly treat the spine, children under chiropractic care have had great improvements with the following problems:

– Allergies
– Asthma and respiratory problems
– Autism
– Bed wetting
– Breastfeeding difficulties
– Colic
– Constipation
– Digestive issues
– Ear infections
– Headaches
– Immune function
– Scoliosis
– Sensory integration issues
– Sinus infections
– Sleeping trouble
– Sports injuries
– Torticollis
– And much, much, more!

More Information

There are volumes of research available regarding the benefit of chiropractic care for children. The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association has a number of these studies available on their website.

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