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Pediatric Chiropractic in Wichita

We welcome children of all ages to experience the benefits of chiropractic care. From helping infants to kids in their teenage years, we are here to make sure that your babies grow and develop as healthy as possible. At Wheeler Chiropractic & Acupuncture Clinic, your child is sure to feel good and have fun throughout the process.

Dr. Wheeler and his team are skilled in working with children, both young and old. Whether they have recently taken a spill or you simply wish to get them checked, we are here for you.
Our kid-friendly practice and compassionate staff cannot wait to get to know you and your family!

It was his love for his own three children that prompted Dr. Wheeler’s desire to become a great pediatric chiropractor. He learned to communicate and have fun with them while providing effective chiropractic care. This is why he has such a passion for pediatrics as part of his practice. He brings that same level of compassion and skill to the care he provides to all of his young patients.

Chiropractic care is just as powerful for children as it is for adults. Just like adults, kids keep themselves busy. With all the crawling, walking, and running they do, their little spines are eventually affected by the repetition. We call this microtrauma. Repetitive behavior is not the only factor that can cause misalignment. Tumbles, falls, and other day-to-day accidents also play a role in spinal health. Though they may seem like small things at the time, these microtraumas add up over time to become significant health issues for adults if left unattended.

It is the job of the chiropractor to evaluate your child, locate any problem areas they might have, and carefully adjust them. By performing gentle adjustments, we are able to put children’s bodies back into the proper position—ultimately, relieving them of any discomfort and setting them up for healthy development.

An alternative to traditional medical care, chiropractic care can help your child with a series of concerns without using drugs or surgery. For example, if your child has a hard bone pressing on a soft nerve, choking off normal nerve communication to the lungs, clearing the nerve pressure with an adjustment may also alleviate their asthma symptoms. Chiropractic care has been known to address conditions such as

  • Neck pain/torticollis
  • Mid and low back pain
  • Colic

  • Ear infections
  • Asthma
  • Weak immune systems

  • Digestive problems/constipation
  • Poor sleep

Kids quickly realize the benefit of the chiropractic adjustment because they feel so much better, and will sometimes even race with siblings to get to the adjustment table first. They know that Dr. Wheeler’s adjustments are comfortable (and fun), so they don’t feel like they have to get adjusted, they want to get adjusted.

You can be sure that while under our care, your child will be treated as if they are our own. We will not force your child to do anything they do not feel comfortable with, and each adjustment will be as safe and gentle as can be. More often than not, kids need no more than the amount of pressure you would use to see if a tomato is ripe.

Dr. Wheeler is trained in a variety of adjustment techniques that can be tailored to the needs of children. Among the techniques, Activator Method® is his most preferred. This method of care relies on a small handheld tool called the Activator Adjusting Instrument to gently adjust specific points of the body. With it, adjustments are administered without any cracking or popping sounds.

The sooner you get your child into the chiropractor, the better. In fact, we have many pediatric patients whose first experience with us was inside their mother’s womb. It is never too early to expose your family to the wonders of chiropractic care.

Since many spinal conditions seen in grandparents and parents tend to show up someday in the child, beginning a lifelong habit of chiropractic care as a child can prevent those problems before they have time to take root.

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Why wait? Wheeler Chiropractic & Acupuncture Clinic sees many adults who, if they came in as young kids, might not be suffering as much in their later years. Set your children up for a better tomorrow by scheduling an appointment for pediatric chiropractic Wichita.

Pediatric Chiropractor Wichita KS | (316) 618-5550