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Pediatric Chiropractic in Chesterfield

At Wahl Family Chiropractic, we believe in the importance of pediatric chiropractic care, ensuring the well-being of children from birth through their journey into adulthood. Just like adults, children have spines, and their health can greatly benefit from chiropractic evaluation and adjustments.

Why It Matters

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Pediatric chiropractic care offers a range of health benefits, promoting healthier development and a more vibrant childhood. Some key advantages include:

  • Enhanced Immune Function—when under chiropractic care, children typically have more robust immune systems, helping them fend off illness more effectively.
  • Faster Healing—whether from injuries, falls, or growing pains, children who get adjusted often heal faster and experience less discomfort.
  • Less Pain Throughout Life—regular chiropractic care in childhood contributes to a lifetime of reduced pain and discomfort.
  • Fewer Growing Pains—chiropractic helps alleviate the discomfort of growing pains many children experience during their formative years.
  • Overall Healthier Lifestyle—children under chiropractic care tend to lead healthier lifestyles with a strong focus on wellness.

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The First Visit

Parents and children need not make any specific preparations for their first pediatric visit. The process is similar to any other visit to our practice. Dr. Wahl is adept at working with children of all ages, from infants to teenagers.

During the initial pediatric chiropractic visit, we focus on assessing the child’s structural well-being. The process may vary depending on the child’s age and development stage—

  • For infants, the assessment is swift and gentle. We examine their structural well-being and may perform a basic exam.
  • For young children above the age of four to five, we use low-force instruments, adjusting with light pressure and gentle actions to ensure their comfort.
  • As children and teenagers grow and develop core strength, we may employ more traditional chiropractic high-velocity adjustments, including the occasional popping sound.

If your child feels nervous about their first adjustment, our friendly, laid-back, and gentle approach puts them at ease. Dr. Wahl is skilled at engaging with children, explaining the process, and ensuring a comfortable experience. If a child is exceptionally anxious, we may delay the adjustment to another visit to prevent any unnecessary stress.

Questions About Care?

“Why bring a child to a chiropractor? Is it safe?” The answer is clear—our methods of adjusting children are safe and promote their overall well-being.

Regular check-ups with our pediatric chiropractor nurture healthy development and help children thrive. Book your visit today!


Pediatric Chiropractic Chesterfield & Ballwin MO | (314) 681-8388