Can Chiropractic Care Help My Child?

Can Chiropractic Care Help My Child?

Dr. Beth Smolick-Reese, Life in Motion Chiropractic

Chiropractic care is often times a last resort for parents when dealing with both structural and functional issues with their children. However, the purpose of chiropractic care is to reduce nervous system interferences to the healing power running through the body. When that power is restored, the healing that can occur can be profound. This does not have to be a last resort, but rather a first line of defense!

Currently, we find more parents bringing their children to the chiropractor with health issues we are all familiar with: ear infections, colds, asthma, fevers, allergies, bed wetting, pains, stomach aches, falls, colic, birth trauma, breastfeeding difficulty, and all of the other little and big things kids go through as they play, learn, and grow.

It is extremely important to understand that chiropractic is not a treatment for disease. It is designed to reduce spinal nerve stress that a majority of children and adults have in their bodies. Spinal nerve stress and misalignments interfere with the proper functioning of the nervous system. It can further weaken the function of internal organs, systems, immune system and the healing potential within the body and set the stage for more sickness. 

When a chiropractor helps the body to increase nerve system function, the healing power of the body is restored. This allows the immune system to function more efficiently, which offers greater resistance to disease and the child can function at their optimum. When the nervous system is functioning at its optimum, your child can efficiently respond to internal and external environmental stressors such as toxins, pollen, germs, season changes and other things with which they come in contact.  

Even though children with common childhood diseases and health issues may be brought to the chiropractor, the chiropractor is not treating their disease. The chiropractor is helping their little body by increasing nervous system function, therefore permitting their body’s natural healing potential to function at its optimum.

Today, parents are often looking for natural ways to help keep their children healthy on a regular basis, and chiropractic is one way to help. All children deserve the right to express themselves at their optimum fullest potential. Chiropractic care for babies and children is safe, gentle and effective.

If you are looking for a pediatric chiropractor in your area, please visit the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association’s website to find a doctor near you! For more information, visit

Dr. Beth Smolick-Reese is a pediatric, prenatal and family chiropractor. She practices with her husband, Dr. Nate Reese in Canonsburg at Life in Motion Chiropractic. She is certified in Webster’s Technique and is a certified pediatric and prenatal chiropractor through the 200 hour postgraduate program of the ICPA. She earned her BS in Nutritional Sciences from Penn State and her Doctorate in Chiropractic at Life University. She is a mother of two little ones and has a passion for holistic living and parenting.

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