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Pediatric Chiropractic

Chiropractic for Kids

First things first. What on earth could be the biggest trauma to a baby’s spine? It’s actually birth! Crazy right? This grueling process for mom, baby, and partner, can have a drastic effect on how a baby’s spine and nervous system develops. 90% of babies are born having birth, cranial traumas and misalignments (subluxation) to the first bone in the neck, atlas. 65% of neurological development occurs in that precious first year of life. Interference in that neurological development can lead to disrupted sleeping patterns, problems nursing, colic, restlessness, immune challenges, irritability, reflux, and delayed developmental milestones. That bone atlas must be pretty important, right?! A baby/pediatric chiropractor focuses on removing that neurological interference and spinal misalignments through gentle spinal adjustments. These delicate yet instrumental adjustments ensure that the baby can grow, thrive, and adapt to fulfill his/her highest potential and live life in high definition.

Every child deserves to start life as healthy as possible; living life clear and subluxation free. As a team that is passionate about taking care of whole families, we encourage parents to get their babies and kids of all ages checked. This can ensure that the neurological development and brain to body connection is functioning at 100% because as we all know kids and babies have their own set of stressors as well. The bottom line is, babies and kids who get checked from an early age have a better trajectory of health and the ability to adapt and function at the highest level possible.

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Why do kids typically see a Chiropractor?

Newborn babies, toddlers, and children typically don’t have back and neck pain. They see a chiropractor for optimal neurological development. Birth, walking, sitting, standing, playing, and exploring can all be stressful to the spine and thus impact their neurological development. 80-90% of brain input comes from movement of the spine. We want to ensure that the brain to body connection is fully functioning and has a clear system so that all children can thrive, live healthy, and maximize their innate health potential.

How young can my child be to see a Chiro?

There is no such thing as too young for an adjustment! Dr. Katie has adjusted babies that were just minutes old. Pediatric chiropractor consider this as one of the highest honors to welcome a beautiful child into the world with a clear and connected health trajectory. Adjusting an infant, toddler or child is very different than adjusting an adult. It’s extremely gentle and accounts for the differences between children's’ and adults’ spinal structure. The sooner the child can get checked, the better to ensure optimal neurological development throughout their life.

Is chiropractic adjustment gentle enough for my child?

Yes. Extremely gentle. Fun fact: the amount of pressure used to adjust an infant is about what one uses to check the ripeness of a tomato.

How can I have my child checked for subluxation?

It’s simple. Just click here to schedule a consultation and evaluation.


  • Dr. Katie Valadez is an amazing chiropractor and she is genuinely invested in the overall health of her patients. She is very passionate about what she does and her energy and warmth makes me look forward to coming in to get adjusted. Dr. Katie is adaptable and adjusts to peoples different levels of treatment comfort. She goes above and beyond just adjusting; she also provides guidance for patients who are interested in a holistic approach to health.

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  • I love this place!! Everyone from the receptionists and all the Dr’s at Life Within create such a positive mood that it makes coming back a great experience!! Most of all I know Dr. Katie actually cares about her patients!! It’s more than just having a back adjustment. It’s having your physical and spiritual self in alignment for optimal mental and physical health. Much Love Dr. Katie!

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  • Where do I start. I was searching for a new Dr. for sometime. I just hadn't met the right one. The minute I met Dr. Katie I knew. She is very passionate about her work and it shows. From the beginning stages to till now she has gone above and beyond to make sure MY needs are met. I highly recommend Dr. Katie!

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  • Dr. Katie is a gem! She is an amazing healer and cares deeply for her clients well being. I bring my whole family and we have all seen significant benefit in our health from reduction in headaches, colds and anxiety. That would be enough to keep coming back, but we also love being around her contagious kids even like going so that's the real proof! Thanks Dr. Katie

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