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Pediatric Chiropractic

Cute baby crawlingYou may be wondering how a child can benefit from chiropractic care. For starters, the birthing process is difficult, not only for Mom but for Baby too. That birthing process makes it important for that newborn to have their upper cervical spine be checked for spinal subluxation as soon as possible after they’re born. In addition, kids play hard, fall, sleep in precarious positions (ie: car seats), maybe play too many video games or play too much on a tablet or phone so it is important to have their spine and posture analyzed regularly.

Providing Gentle & Safe Adjustments

Rest assured that babies and children aren’t adjusted with the same force as adults. For example, we use about the same amount of pressure as it takes to dimple a tomato. So adjustments are very gentle and soft so babies and small children can respond beautifully!

Common Conditions We See

Here are the main conditions for which parents seek chiropractic care:

  • Colic
  • Constipation
  • Ear infections
    • Latching difficulties
    • Torticollis


We will have you complete a pediatric form and an additional authorization form.


Next, Dr. Symes will perform an assessment to determine what’s ailing your child. If your little one feels anxious they can sit in Mom’s lap or lie on their mom’s tummy. We want to make sure they feel at ease at all times. For older kids, we provide an “Adjusti-gator,” a friendly alligator that lies on the table ready for kids to climb on to receive their treatment.

Sometimes, Dr. Symes will let kids use a toy adjusting instrument on their parents. Kids enjoy this and it usually makes them feel more at ease.

At Legacy Chiropractic, we’ve seen children with torticollis. After providing chiropractic care for little ones with torticollis we find that in a very short period, they can start moving their head properly.

Is chiropractic care safe for children?

Yes. We adjust children using gentle, yet effective methods.
Why does my child need chiropractic care?

Just as every adult has a nervous system, so does every child. Chiropractic care allows a child’s nervous system to function at its peak without any interference. Kids play hard, fall, sleep in precarious positions, maybe play too many video games or play too much on a tablet or phone, so it is important to have their spine and posture analyzed regularly.

Book an Appointment

As a father of two, Dr. Symes wants to help children experience the same great level of health his sons get to experience. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our Eagle pediatric chiropractor!

Pediatric Chiropractor in Eagle ID | (208) 297-1414