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Pediatric Chiropractic in West Haven

Helping Children Develop Optimally

Pediatric chiropractic is the most important form of chiropractic care. Most health problems adults have start during childhood, due to issues ranging from traumatic birth, to the slips, falls, sports, back packs, rough housing, poor posture and everyday physical injuries associated with growing up. Imagine never going to the dentist until you’re 30 years old; what kind of tooth and gum decay would you have?

We’ve noticed that it’s empowering to teach children that solutions don’t always lie in the taking of a pill. Kids that grow up with the understanding that health comes from within, enjoy a substantial advantage in the lifelong optimization of their wellness potential.

Benefits of Pediatric Chiropractic

Our pediatric chiropractors provides gentle chiropractic adjustments designed for the unique needs of children, babies and newborns. As the nervous system controls all function in the body, it’s important for children as young as a day old to get off to a great start in life by optimizing that function. Research shows that 85-90% of all normal births include some spinal damage, usually to the upper neck of the baby. That’s why we spend time educating all new parents on the benefits of having their little ones checked for misalignment.

Pediatric chiropractic is extremely safe and gentle. Newborns and infants are adjusted with no more pressure than you’d use to test the ripeness of a tomato or the act of placing a fingertip on an eyelid. Most parents comment that they see almost instant improvement in the well-being of their child after being adjusted.

Here are some of the most common benefits of pediatric chiropractic:

  • Better focus and concentration in school
  • Calmer digestion
  • Decreased necessity for medications
  • Fewer injuries
  • Increases in athletic performance
  • Less feeding difficulties
  • Stronger immune capacity

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West Haven Chiropractor Dr. Matthew Paterna and Family

Dr. Paterna’s children are adjusted regularly to maintain a healthy nervous system.

One Heartwarming Case Out of Many

Olin came to see us when he was 6 years old. His mom brought him in because he was having headaches, but had failed to mention that he was also having more than 100 mini-seizures daily. As part of his history, we discovered that he had fallen out of his crib as a baby, landing on his head. That incident triggered his neurological problems.

Following Olin’s first adjustment, as he was leaving the office he had a seizure. After recovering, he turned to Dr. Paterna and gave him a big hug. There seemed to be something different in his behavior.

Olin came back the next day for another treatment, and his mom reported that not only had he slept through the entire night, but he had endured only two seizures. That was Olin’s introduction to the benefits of chiropractic care. We had pinpointed the areas of subluxation (misalignment) in his neck and corrected them. Olin hasn’t had a single seizure since that time, and no longer suffers from headaches.

Children respond quickly and efficiently to our gentle chiropractic protocols. If your child is suffering from any physical or emotional issues, we may be able to help. Parents trust our compassionate care; contact us today for an appointment!

West Haven Pediatric Chiropractor | (203) 932-4476