Here at Health Is Hope in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, we know chiropractic care can help EVERY member of the family, including newborns who are just a few days old. In fact, when it comes to healthcare, it is easier and costs less to raise a healthy child than to fix a broken adult.

Infants and young children can not always communicate that they are in pain, which can make it more difficult for parents to know when they need to visit us to receive a spinal adjustment. By bringing your child in for safe, natural chiropractic care, we can help ensure the spine is in its correct alignment, improve their nervous system function and promote mental, physical and emotional health!


Believe it or not, infants can have a subluxation of the spine. This is because of the stress that is placed on an infant’s spine and developing nervous system during the birthing process. When the spine is out of misalignment, your newborn could begin to experience many health complaints like:

  • Colic
  • Breathing Problems
  • Nursing Dysfunction
  • Sleep Disturbances
  • Allergies
  • Chronic Infections
  • Colic
  • Torticollis

It is crucial, that as your infant begins to grow and his developmental milestones like, learning to hold up the head, sitting, crawling, and even walking, that their spine be checked by Dr. Dykes here at Health Is Hope.

This is a time of rapid growth and development for your child, if your child has a misalignment and it is left untreated, their nervous system could become impaired and unable to function optimally to keep your child healthy.

Toddlers & Children

The average child falls 25 times a day. Each of these stumbles and falls can create spinal misalignments that will affect the future development of your child’s spine.

Routine chiropractic checkups can identify potential spinal traumas and correct them because more serious health issues begin.

What Conditions Are Improved Through Chiropractic Care for Toddlers and Children?

  • Asthma
  • Immune System Function
  • Headaches
  • Allergies
  • Ear Infections
  • Stress
  • Scoliosis
  • Behavior/Attitude Disorders
  • Bedwetting
  • Depression
  • Common Cold
  • Digestive Problems

The primary goal of chiropractic care for infants and children is to provide them with the ability to thrive throughout life. When children come in to see us, we don’t use the same pressure we would use on an adult. We use the same pressure we would use if we were checking the ripeness of a tomato.

Everyone will benefit from a healthy spine, which is why we treat children from newborn to school age and use a gentle but effective approach to improve their overall health. If you are interested in our kids’ wellness care, call us TODAY! If you have any questions, we would be more than happy to answer them!

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