Chiropractic Care for Kids in Mt. Juliet

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Children undergo a significant amount of physical stress throughout all stages of life.

Think about the bumps that occur as they are learning to walk, begin to play with their siblings and friends, and become interested in athletics. Each of these types of physical activity can easily create spinal misalignments.. TruRoots Chiropractic is a chiropractic clinic that offers gentle and non-invasive therapy that works to correct underlying issues before they become hard-wired in during development, providing support for a pain-free and successful childhood.

Pediatric Chiropractic in Mt. Juliet

Proper spinal alignment is important in children because it allows their nervous system to be able to function optimally which encourages proper growth and development. With consistent chiropractic care, children are able to maintain proper spinal alignment regardless of their level of activity which leads to an improved quality of life.

Stress and trauma to the body and spine commonly begin with the birthing process. Infant’s spines can easily become misaligned from the intense pressure involved in both natural and Cesarean births. Unfortunately, other than crying, they have no way of communicating their pain, and it's source, to us. Throughout infancy they may sleep in awkward positions, and occasionally take a tumble. As children, they grow into toddlers who strain, and twist, and fall, while learning to crawl and walk. Luckily, they are very resilient and can take a lot of impact, but it is not uncommon for these injuries to develop into patterns of movement that will pull a child's bones out of alignment over time.

As kids, they may start to develop bad posture. Sitting in front of a computer or TV can have serious repercussions on the spine. Playing contact sports, wearing heavy backpacks (most likely the wrong way), and even sitting in desks can all cause issues. As teenagers, they begin to deal with the stress of more daily responsibilities, like becoming part of the work force, and use their bodies to perform physical labor such as painting houses and serving tables.

As you can see, there are plenty of opportunities throughout development for a child's body, and particularly their spine, to become out of alignment which will affect other aspects of their healthy nervous system function and development.

How Can I Tell If My Child Needs Chiropractic Care?

A child's spine can become quite misaligned without any awareness on their part of pain or discomfort. Children have not always developed enough awareness of their bodies to identify a subtle chronic issue developing. Even when a child is experiencing pain, they may not be able to communicate it to you and it can come across as grumpiness, acting out, or incessant crying. Issues with the spine can also be the source of many other childhood issues.

Why Bring Your Child To A Chiropractor?

  • Improved digestion
  • Improved mood and behavior
  • Stronger immune function
  • Reduced stress and anxiety
  • Improved sleep and energy levels

Chiropractic Care For Newborns

We don’t often think about how traumatic the birthing process can be. There is a lot of twisting and pulling on the baby’s head during the birthing process, which can lead to a misalignment of the spine. These can occur with a normal vaginal delivery as well as a delivery in which forceps or vacuum extractor is used.

Some of the common issues we’ve seen caused from spinal misalignments in babies include:

  • Difficulty breastfeeding
  • Asthma
  • Colic
  • Digestive problems
  • Behavioral issues

Pediatric chiropractic care can improve many of the issues listed above. Not only will you see improvements in child’s basic functions, you may see an improvement in mobility and even increase immune system responsiveness.

It is never too early for chiropractic care; even a small adjustment can make a difference in a child’s life.


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10:00am - 12:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm

10:00am - 12:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm


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TruRoots Chiropractic

11227 Lebanon Road
Mt. Juliet, TN 37122

(615) 583-9788