Pediatric/Pregnancy Specialist

Synergy Medical

Integrated Physical Medicine Practice in Marysville, OH serving Central Ohio

Chiropractic care for children is on the rise. The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners’ study in 2010 found that about 17% of chiropractic patients were under the age of 18. Because of the growing evidence of its safety and effectiveness, more and more parents are turning to chiropractic care. Synergy Medical, LLC is known in the Marysville area for excellence in pediatric chiropractic care. Book a consultation today to learn more about the types of treatments available for your children. When you’re pregnant, your body is going through a lot of changes to create the habitat in which your baby will develop. These changes can sometimes result in a misaligned pelvis, spine, or joints. Seeing a chiropractor during pregnancy can correct these misalignments and help you maintain a healthier pregnancy. Synergy Medical, LLC has a reputation for excellence in prenatal chiropractic care. Located in Marysville, Ohio, this patient-centered chiropractic center offers a warm, welcoming environment for moms and their babies.

Pediatric/Pregnancy Care Q & A

Why should my children be adjusted?

As a child grows from babyhood to their teenage years, they are exposed to constant physical challenges: 

  • Learning how to crawl, sit up, stand up, walk, and run
  • Experiencing the falls, sprains, strains, concussions, and broken bones from bicycling, skateboarding, diving, ice-skating, surfing, skiing, horseback riding, and injuries related to team sports
  • Habitual use of cell phones, tablets, and video games, causing poor body postures that develop over time

It’s important to be proactive and bring your children in to be checked as they’re navigating life and learning to adapt to its physical challenges. Growth is very rapid at this time, and the spine is frequently compromised.

Another challenge for today’s kids is that they often participate in sports year-round. There’s so much more required of their growing spines and far more stress put on the joints, ligaments, and muscles than in the past.

How do I know if my child needs chiropractic care or if my child’s spine is misaligned?

Here are some things for parents to look out for that may be indicative of spinal misalignment in their kids: 

  • Headaches, earaches
  • Digestive issues
  • Poor posture
  • Symptoms of ADD or ADHD
  • Signs of scoliosis
  • Frequent injury or poor sports performance
  • One or both feet being turned inward or outward
  • Any kind of spinal or extremity joint pain

Is chiropractic care and adjusting safe for children?

Chiropractic care is safe for children and can often tackle the larger issue at hand more effectively than just medication. For example, for chronic ear infections, taking an antibiotic will kill the bacteria, but the larger issue is likely that the muscles around the Eustachian tube are spasming. Chiropractors like Drs. Cooper focus on figuring out why the muscles are spasming so that the problem goes away completely.

Dr. Charita has years of experience using techniques that are specially intended for children, with smaller contacts and thrusts that are more shallow and less forceful.

Drs. Cooper at Synergy Medical LLC love to serve families and children. Their office has a reputation in the Marysville area for excellent pediatric care. Call today and optimize your family’s wellness.

Why should I see a chiropractor during pregnancy?

There are many benefits of prenatal chiropractic care. It decreases the chances of a breech presentation, as well as the chances of a cesarean birth. There’s also more room for the baby to move when the pelvis is optimally aligned. Moms usually have an easier delivery, less time in labor, and in general, a better overall pregnancy: better sleep and energy, less back pain and fatigue.

How do newborns benefit from chiropractic care?

The delivery process can cause misalignment in the spine of your infant, particularly in the neck, so it’s important to have your baby checked as soon as possible.

Here are some of the benefits of chiropractic care that many new mothers notice:

  • Less colic (episodes of crying for more than three hours a day, three days a week, for three weeks or longer)
  • Fewer feeding problems
  • Better sleeping patterns and less fussiness

When babies are only happy nursing or bottle-feeding on one side, it may be a sign of neck misalignment. This is often because the neck misalignment creates a poor range of motion on one side, and the infant lets you know this through progressive fussiness when held in a certain position.

At Synergy Medical LLC, Dr. Charita trains new parents to look at the fat folds on their newborn: are they even on each side? Tips like this can help new mothers understand their babies and their bodies, and give peace of mind. Book a consultation to learn more about chiropractic care for newborns.

Is chiropractic care and adjusting safe during pregnancy?

According to the American Pregnancy Association, there aren’t any known contraindications to chiropractic care throughout your pregnancy.

At Synergy Medical LLC, Dr. Charita uses special modifications in the adjusting procedures for pregnant women whose bodies are changing and adapting. Dr. Charita accommodates for the growing belly of the mother through specially-designed tables that provide comfort during treatment. Furthermore, she also uses gentle, low-force techniques that are both effective and efficient.

Synergy Medical has a reputation for excellence in the Marysville area for prenatal chiropractic care. They welcome many OB referrals to the practice—call today to learn more.