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Chiropractic for Kids

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Have you considered chiropractic for your kids in Washington DC? At Friendship Heights Chiropractic we firmly believe in protecting a child’s body by making sure they have the best possible functioning nervous system. It is well known that children bounce back quickly, but that is related to how they feel; physically and structurally that is not always the case. Unfortunately, children do not always verbalize exactly what they feel when they are sore, uncomfortable, or in pain, but just like with adults, if the underlying cause is left alone for too long it will grow into a bigger problem. Chiropractic care for children can be very beneficial.

Starting from the time a child is conceived, their bodies are growing and being put under stress. While the child is growing, they are usually curled up in a ball and then they are pushed and/or pulled during birth. I just ask that you just take a second and think about how you would feel if today you underwent that kind of experience. All of this stress and trauma affects our spine which can lead to issues with the nervous system. This is a problem because the nervous system is what controls everything our body does such as blinking, breathing, heartbeat, the ability to fight illness, walk, talk, think, speak, etc.

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Pediatric Chiropractic Washington DC

Chiropractic care can be helpful for you child's development. After development and birth, the physical stress and trauma continues when children grow into toddlers. They are faced with the developmental challenge of crawling and walking. While children are learning to overcome these challenges, there is a significant about of straining, twisting, and falling. While growth continues and the child starts to be at the age where they play with pets, friends, family, etc. they can again endure more physical stress and trauma. Generally children in the preschool-middle school age play hard and try to play without limits.

As toddlers grow into kids, they often start to develop bad posture, start playing contact sports, wearing heavier backpacks (most likely the wrong way), and deal with the stress of more daily responsibilities. As these kids start to become teenagers and high school graduates, they often become part of the work force. Usually, they are jobs that require a lot of moving around and physical labor such as servers, factory workers, etc.

At Friendship Heights Chiropractic, we make a point to make sure that all the falls, stress, trauma, and physical demands that your children endure do not stop them from being kids. We love treating children of all ages. As a parent you want to protect your child from pain and sickness as much as you can. We get that! Let us help you! Chiropractic care is all about protecting your body from harm. Our exams are extensive so even if your child is too young to communicate, or too shy, we will make sure we know exactly what is going on before proceeding with treatment. Not only that, we will make sure you know what is going on every step of the way.


Infantile Colic

Today, infantile colic is described as “inexpiable and uncontrollable crying in babies from 0 to 3 months old, occurring more than 3 hours a day, 3 days a week for 3 weeks or more, generally occurring in the late afternoon or evening”. Now, as a parent, is that an acceptable answer from a doctor that is supposed to be an expert on babies?

When a child is experiencing pain and cannot tell you, the other outlet they have is to cry. It is also been found that they will pull their arms and legs in as well as turn bright red if they have pain. Since children cannot tell us if the adjustment got rid of the pain, we rely on their reactions and observations. It is very common to see babies fall asleep within minutes after an adjustment. It is also common for parents to report them sleeping more that night than they have before.

Call our Washington DC chiropractic team today for a no-obligation consultation and get your child on their way to a better life.

OFFICE HOURS
Monday8:00am - 6:45pm
Tuesday8:00am - 6:45pm
Wednesday8:00am - 6:45pm
Thursday8:00am - 6:45pm
Friday8:00am - 3:00pm
Saturday8:00am - 12:00pm
SundayClosed
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Friendship Heights Chiropractic
5100 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest #251
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 362-0900

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WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY

“Dr. Hancock has helped alleviate the pain and gotten me off of pain killers. I now have increased range of motion and comfort so that now I’m on a periodic maintenance plan. Before starting treatments, I had chronic debilitating pain. What I especially love about Friendship Heights Chiropractic is that clockwork punctuality and willingness to take me on short notice when I have a flare up.”

- A.K.

“Thank you so much for your very generous, competent and compassionate care. I have never been received so well by any health care professionals. In addition, as a chiropractor’s daughter who has seen many different chiropractors, I have never received such good and thorough treatments. May God bless each of you in return for your goodness.”

- E.P.

“No praise seems to be enough for the truly excellent servies you have offered me during the last two months, from Angelica’s efficient and good-natured ways to Dr. Hancock’s professionalism and kindness, ending with Monica Lenk’s outstanding and compassionate treatment.”

- B.T.

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5100 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest #251

Washington, DC 20016