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Why Your Kids Should be Checked by a Chiropractor

Oftentimes people are surprised when they hear parents are bringing their kids to see the Chiropractor. You may be one of these people. You might even be scratching your head saying “Chiropractic care for kids? What kind of problems or pain could kids have that they need a chiropractor for?” Well we have good news for you. Your questions are about to be answered!

The truth is we provide chiropractic care for many children in our office, Dr. Shimon and Dr. Melissa have even checked infants as young as a few hours old. The fact is that kids, just like adults, have spines and a nervous system and it’s important to make sure that both the spine and nervous system are functioning properly. This allows the brain and body to communicate effectively with one another. This is especially important during the developmental years because the nervous system is the “master control” center of the body and when there is interference in that system the body can react in a different number of ways.

It’s important to understand that the nervous system controls and coordinates the function of the body: circulatory, respiratory, digestive, hormonal and immune system. This is why many aspects of health can be impaired by even slight nerve interference. Regular chiropractic adjustments restore nervous system function, strengthening that brain-body connection, allowing the body to express a greater overall state of health and well-being.

A Chiropractors’ expertise is in finding any spinal misalignments which may cause interference between the brain-body connections. While every child’s reaction may be different to the neurological stress and spinal misalignments, some common effects may include; asthma, constipation, bedwetting, ear infections, trouble sleeping, hyperactivity, fatigue, reflux, headaches, allergies, and so on. It is however important to understand that Doctors of Chiropractic do not treat any of these conditions.

Here is a short list of real life situations and signs that your child might need to be checked by a chiropractor:

  • Being hunched over a desk all day
  • Carrying heavy backpacks (worse if they only use one strap)
  • Sport injuries, rough housing, falls
  • Time spent on gaming devices or tablets
  • Traumatic birth
  • Chronically sick
  • Missing developmental milestones (crawling, walking, ect.)

You should know that pediatric adjustments are modified to fit a child’s specific needs, including their age, weight, height and other aspects that make us all unique in our own special way. Chiropractic adjustments for pediatrics have been proven to be both gentle and effective. They are tailored specifically to the developmental spinal structures of each patient, regardless of age. Chiropractic care combined with proper lifestyle choices can be a foundation for proper development, growth and health. We understand that a child’s health is their greatest asset. We take tremendous pride in the work we do in helping our patients find a natural, drugless approach in helping them achieve their goals.


The husband and wife team of Drs. Melissa and Shimon Rubinstein of Rubinstein Family Chiropractic, have a family-based Wellness practice in North Miami Beach, which celebrated its 5-year anniversary. Rubinstein Family Chiropractic has recently expanded and with a second location in the heart of Cutler Bay located on the corner of Old Cutler Road and Franjo Road. They look forward to enhancing the lives of Cutler Bay, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest and South Dade. For more information visit RubinsteinFamilyChiro.com or call (305)336-1803.

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