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Family Chiropractic: Treatment by Age Groups

Parkside Health & Wellness Center is a family owned practice and we understand how important the health of your loved ones is to you. We regularly treat patients of all ages and help them achieve their health goals using natural methods. From infants and children, to pregnant moms, athletes, adults and the elderly, our natural treatments help patients of all ages, sizes and conditions achieve optimal health.

Infants & Children

family-chiropractic-treatment-by-agegroupYou may be surprised to learn that children are actually some of the biggest beneficiaries of chiropractic care. Many childhood health problems are directly related to nervous system interference, usually along the spine. Chiropractic can help alleviate the pain caused by the nervous system disruption by locating and reducing the underlying cause of it. Children, and infants especially, are fragile. That’s why we use the KST technique which is crackless, to adjust their delicate spines. The KST (Koren Specific Technique) is a highly specific, very low force approach that we use in order to gently tap the bones into alignment and restore spinal health using an arthrostim.

family-chiropractic-treatment-by-agegroupThis technique helps children and infants with the following problems:

  • Colic
  • Ear infections
  • Bedwetting
  • ADHD
  • Asthma
  • Growing pains
  • Scoliosis
  • Allergies
  • Constipation
  • Headaches
  • Weakened immunity
  • Bodily aches and pains
  • Sports injuries
  • Sprains & strains

Many adults that we come across experience long-standing problems that developed and remained undetected in childhood. It’s important to take your child to the proper medical caregiver as symptoms of certain problems occur, but you can also have your child checked regularly to uncover any problems that may be currently developing.


During puberty, there are various changes taking place in a teen’s body. This can place a significant amount of pressure on muscles, joints and bones. Bones grow faster in comparison to muscles, which grow at a slower rate. Because of these changes in body structure, injuries, subluxations and muscle imbalances are likely to occur.

Before teenage years, many bones are actually made of cartilage, which is soft and flexible. As a teenager, this cartilage hardens into bone. This makes teens more vulnerable to fractures and sprains, so detecting subluxations and muscle imbalances early on can be helpful in preventing injuries and maintaining their healthy teen years.

Pregnant Moms

Since drugs and surgery are unlikely options in treating pregnant women, gentle and natural chiropractic care is the best way to ease pain and reduce discomfort. Due to the increased stress and weight on the body during pregnancy, increases in hormones, and added stress, pain is bound to occur in various parts of the body. Daily activities become more challenging as months go by and nerves are irritated much more than usual. Many women are also told to refrain from taking any over-the-counter and prescription medications or pain relievers. That’s why they come to us. Here are some reasons that expecting mothers seek chiropractic treatment:

  • Pregnancy related aches and pains
  • Pelvic, hip and pubic pains
  • Back pain
  • Back labor
  • Decreasing labor times and pain
  • Breech turning technique (Inutero-Constraint technique 85 to 96 percent effective)
  • Headaches
  • TMJ issues
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder, elbow, arm, wrist and hand pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Radiating pain or weakness
  • Upper back pain
  • Stress
  • Mid back and shoulder blade pain
  • Sciatica
  • Knee, ankle, foot and toe pains
  • Indigestion
  • Decreased energy and fatigue
  • Herniated and bulging discs


Adults are the most frequent seekers of chiropractic care because the fast-paced lifestyles they live often lead to an increase in stress and stress-related problems. Back pain, neck pain and headaches are common afflictions that are often produced by muscle, nerve and joint abnormalities. Many activities adults partake in, usually related to the type of work they do, can lead to imbalances in the neck, back and upper torso. These imbalances can either weaken or tighten muscles. Over time, joints become stressed and serious symptoms develop.

That’s where we come in. Chiropractic adjustments help reduce nerve involvement, ease pain and restore stability. We can address your issues and determine which technique is right for you. With our crackless KST approach (discussed earlier), we can gently tap the stuck bones right back into place. Or if you prefer the old fashioned “popping” techniques, we can deliver those too if it’s deemed appropriate for your condition.


As we get older, our joints become tight, stressed and worn out. Often called osteoarthritis, these worn down joints cause severe pain and limited range-of-motion. We can reduce or eliminate this pain associated with arthritis by restoring function, mobility and health to joints, often improving quality of life. Increased range-of-motion oftentimes means being able to bend down and pick up grandchildren or improving performance in leisurely activities like gardening or golfing. Chiropractic care is much more than pain relief for many seniors. Feeling good, happy and healthy are some very important benefits that seniors experience due to chiropractic.

Having a family chiropractic center that your whole household can visit is beneficial and makes life much easier on you. You should be able to take your loved ones to a chiropractor that you can trust with relieving their pain. If you or any member of your family is experiencing problems, schedule an appointment with Parkside Health & Wellness Center. We know how important it is for your family to receive the care that they deserve, and that’s why we take care of each patient that walks through our doors as best we can.