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Most people are surprised to find out that Dr. Azzatori has a large pediatric practice, taking care of children from newborns to teens.
The birth process is one of the most traumatic events in our lives. Not only does our environment change dramatically, the techniques used in today's hospitals can do significant damage to the baby's spine.
The adjustment of a newborn's spine by a chiropractor is much different than that of an adult. Most parents report that their baby sleeps better and is less irritable after being adjusted.
Concern about the child's spine does not go away once they can hold themselves upright. Did you know the average child falls about 5,000 times before the age of five? When most parents hear that statistic, they say, "Well, my child must be above average because they have definitely fallen more than that!"
Most of those falls are pretty insignificant, but when they are compounded together with a few significant falls, the child's spine can be weakened. Conservative chiropractic care during these years allows your child to grow up healthy and strong.
School Age Kids
How many times did you fall off of the monkey bars in school? Do you remember how uncomfortable those silly little school chairs were to sit on? Do you think these things can stress the developing spines of our children?
Parents of school age children who utilize chiropractic care report that their kids get sick less often than their peers. They also say that they can tell a difference in their child's focus after they have been adjusted. The kids know this too! They coming into our office.
Junior high and high school students have a lot more pressure on them today than we did when we were growing up. Add to that the amount and size of the text books that they have to carry these days.
Did you know that around 40% of emergency room visits for teenagers are for back pack injuries?
Chiropractic care for teens really allows their bodies to get through their growth spurts smoothly. There is an old Chinese proverb that says, "As the twig is bent, so grows the tree." Think about the wisdom in that saying as you are having to buy new jeans every 6 months because your child has outgrown the pair you just bought them!
Most people ask when they see Dr. Azzatori adjusting a child, "Why do they need chiropractic care? They don't have back pain!" Well, most of the time it is because the parents are patients who are looking for a wellness lifestyle and have decided, "If I want to be healthier and it is good enough for me, it will be good enough for them." While others may be suffering from allergies, asthma, ear infections, colic and headaches that haven't responded to "traditional medicine".