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Prenatal Chiropractic & Pediatric Chiropractic with Dr. Amanda Smicklas

Many people do not realize that choosing Chiropractic for expectant mothers and children of all ages (newborn to adolescents) is both safe and recommended for a variety of conditions.

Prenatal Chiropractic is important throughout all stages of pregnancy.  Chiropractic adjustments help promote optimal function of the nervous system–this will aid in conception and fetal development.

There is a growing number of research studies to support use of Chiropractic to aid in dealing with common pregnancy related issues, like back pain, headaches, muscle aches, morning sickness, etc.  In addition, it supports a healthier, easier birthing and labor process.

Pediatric Chiropractic Care is rapidly becoming more widespread and accepted.  Children and adolescents deal with a variety of stressors in today’s world–Physical (birth trauma, falls/accidents, athletic demands), Chemical (pollutants, food additives), Emotional (fear/anxiety, peer pressure).  Chiropractic helps their tender, yet resilient, bodies and nervous systems respond to those stressors.

A popular reason to start a chiropractic care routine for a child is in the case of physical trauma, but there are a variety of reasons that a child should be checked for the need of wellness assistance. For instance, not just physical signs, but chemical imbalances, emotions, or even how they naturally handle their body may be cause for a checkup. In any of these circumstances, pain or direct signals may not even be apparent. This is why regular spinal check-ups are important when it comes to maintaining one’s health. Any sort of extra stress, physical or mental, may eventually make a negative impact on your child’s wellness, so it’s best to stay safe and trust our experts to monitor it. Starting Chiropractic Care with young people helps nurture the idea of wellness care and personal responsibility for health and well-being in the child/adolescent mind.

We can help with:

  • recurrent ear infections
  • persistent sore throats and colds
  • colic/reflux
  • asthma
  • scoliosis
  • headaches
  • bedwetting and/or constipation
  • growing pains
  • ADHD

Dr. Amanda R. Smicklas, DC completed her Premed undergraduate studies at The Ohio State University. She continued on to graduate from Palmer Chiropractic College in Davenport, Iowa in 2002. She practiced in Detroit, Michigan for 4 years before moving to Hermosillo, Mexico. During this time, she visited NW Tucson regularly and loved the community, making the choice to relocate to NW Tucson in 2009 an easy one. When Dr. Amanda isn’t in her office, she loves to volunteer in the community and spend time with family and friends. She has two beautiful daughters, Marley and Abigail.

Does your child ever have Pre-Symptomatic Subluxations?

Nervous system disturbances can lead to all sorts of health problems. Since we would rather catch problems before obvious symptoms appear, we encourage parents to have a nervous system scan of their infant or child. Here are some signs that your child might be exhibiting pre-symptomatic subluxations:

  • Ear infections
  • Unexplained crying
  • Difficult labor
  • Growing pains
  • Unusual shoe wear
  • Poor concentration
  • Allergic reactions
  • Postural distortions

Our scanning technology is safe, accurate, noninvasive, and takes just minutes. Should the scans reveal that chiropractic care could be beneficial, we’ll make recommendations. If not, we’ll tell you that too! Either way – you get to see the results!

Detecting pre-symptomatic health problems makes sense. It gives your child the best change to grow up healthy and string, free from vertebral subluxation (misalignment of the vertebrae).

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