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Pediatric Chiropractic

At MacDonald Chiropractic, we are passionate about helping children get off to the healthiest start in life. That’s why we recommend that, from infancy, children get adjusted. Children under regular chiropractic care tend to get sick less often, are overall healthier and will develop optimally.

Why Is Chiropractic Care Important for Kids?

According to a study that came out of Germany, a medical doctor found that 95 percent of children born are subluxated in their upper neck. That could be the result of a C-section, forceps, vacuum extraction and vaginal birth.

If that upper neck is subluxated that’s where the vagus nerve comes out between the base of the skull and the top part of the neck. The vagus nerve is what drives the parasympathetic nervous system. That part of the nervous system is responsible for growth, restoration and development. The parasympathetic nervous system suppresses the sympathetic nervous system’s fight or flight response.

When you have a baby that’s in a sympathetic dominant mode because their upper neck is subluxated it can easily develop into other issues like colic, respiratory problems and delayed developmental milestones. That’s why addressing subluxations from an early age is vital.

What Are Some Benefits?

Chiropractic care can help boost the immune system, improve posture, reduce infections and more.
Our natural care also can effectively address many common childhood conditions. These include the following:

  • Attention or focus difficulties
  • Bedwetting
  • Colic
  • Ear infections
  • Latching difficulties
  • Posture problems


Is chiropractic safe for children?

Yes, it’s very safe. Dr. Mac uses gentle adjustments that are also highly effective.

How soon after giving birth should I bring my baby in?

Ideally, you should have your infant checked within a few hours or days after giving birth. A lot of our young parents bring their infants in on the way home from the hospital!

How do you adjust infants?

For infants, the baby will lie on Mom on the big adjusting table. This makes for a wonderful and comfortable bonding moment. Very slight pressure-the amount that you’d apply to your eyeball or to check a tomato for ripeness-is used.

How do you help kids feel at ease?

Our young patients love coming into our practice and don’t feel nervous. They can get adjusted on our pediatric lion table.

Book an Appointment

Contact our North Spokane practice today to schedule an appointment for pediatric chiropractic care!

Pediatric Chiropractic North Spokane WA | (509) 466-1117