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Pediatric Chiropractic in Virginia Beach

You may wonder why a child would need chiropractic care. Consider this: labor and delivery are a massive journey for a baby. They go from being in a protective water-filled bubble to a cold noisy world. To travel through the birth canal, their bodies and bones have been compressed, which can create subluxation or misalignment in their spine.

The Importance of Having Your Child Checked

Because birth can be traumatic for a child, we recommend parents bring their little one in as soon as possible after giving birth. The youngest patient Dr. Amanda saw was just 4 days old. When you bring your baby in, she will check to ensure their alignment is optimal, and she uses gentle adjustments-about the same amount of pressure used to check a tomato for ripeness.

Conditions We See

While chiropractic doesn’t directly “treat” some of these conditions, it allows the nervous system, which controls every system of the body, to function optimally. One of the beneficial “side effects” of having your child adjusted is that there may be a reduction in frequency and intensity or the resolution of the following:

  • Colic
  • Constipation
  • Delayed Movement
  • Ear infections
  • Latching issues
  • Reflux
  • Sleep Challenges
  • Torticollis

Benefits at Every Stage


During the first 2-3 years of life, kids learn to sit up, crawl, walk and talk. That is a lot for a little body, brain and nervous system to handle simultaneously. With those developmental changes, there are many falls, bumps and bruises. Chiropractic care can help ensure that those occurrences don’t hamper a child’s development.

School-Aged Kids

When kids get into first grade, they’re sitting most of their day, which is a big change for the body. It’s common to see kids with posture issues due to carrying too heavy backpacks, as well as looking down at their digital devices. We can check to make sure there aren’t any poor postural habits that are developing. We also start to look for scoliosis to ensure there’s no improper curvature as they’re growing.

Chiropractic can also help school-aged children with mental clarity and focus.

What to Expect

The first step is to find out how Mom’s labor and delivery were. That’s because it’s important to know where the starting point was.

When it’s time for the exam and adjustment, Dr. Amanda will let your child know that she’s looking for their “popcorn,” which is the sound that the joint makes during an adjustment. Rest assured that adjustments are gentle and painless.

Sometimes she’ll do a thoracic adjustment, with the child jumping on the table with her hands on their back. At Body Logic, we try to make kids’ visits fun for them. Perhaps best of all, there are no shots!

Book an Appointment

Help your child enjoy the best health possible. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!


Pediatric Chiropractic Virginia Beach, Sandbridge, Redmill VA | (757) 427-0355