Chiropractic Care for Kids in West Haven

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A child's nervous system is the controller and regulator of all the other systems in their growing body. From blood flow to brain function and bone growth, the nervous system plays a central role in keeping things working and healthy. Stress and misalignment of the spine can have serious impacts on your child's overall health, behavior, and development. Shoreline Family Chiropractic is a chiropractic clinic in West Haven 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.


Helping Children Develop Optimally in West Haven

We believe pediatric chiropractic is the most important form of chiropractic care. Most health problems adults have started during childhood, due to issues ranging from a traumatic birth to the slips, falls, sports, backpacks, roughhousing, 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? This is why pediatricians from all over the state refer patients to this office.

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.

“Kids who grow up not taking pills, become parents who do not give them.”

- Dr. Matthew Paterna


Benefits of Pediatric Chiropractic

Our pediatric chiropractors provide gentle chiropractic adjustments designed for the unique needs of children, babies, and newborns. As the nervous system controls all functions 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.Chiropractor West Haven CT Matthew Paterna

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 an 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

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.

OFFICE HOURS


Monday
8:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm


Tuesday
2:00pm - 6:00pm


Wednesday
8:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm


Thursday
2:00pm - 6:00pm


Friday
8:00am - 12:00pm


Saturday
9:00am - 11:00am

Shoreline Family Chiropractic

16 Ocean Avenue
West Haven, CT 06516

(203) 932-4476