Dr. Megan West has specialized training in the treatment of Pregnant Woman and their Children. Dr. Megan has her Fellowship in Pediatric Chiropractic from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Society. Dr. Megan West is also certified in the Webster In-Utero Constraint Technique for turning breech babies prior to delivery
Many spinal issues and related nervous system disturbances can begin in childhood. Undetected and untreated, childhood injuries can develop into many of the aches and pains we suffer as adults. Preventative intervention is key.
Birth is traumatic and can result in vertebral misalignment (subluxation) and spinal curvatures. The body can react to the stress and injury that labor contractions can produce. For example, Infantile colic, a symptom of the body's distress can often be helped through chiropractic care.
Childhood accidents, bumps, twists, jolts, falls, sports injuries, heavy backpacks, sitting at computers and desks, may alter the body's structure. Postural deformities (scoliosis) can develop during rapid growth spurts.
**Chiropractic treatment of children is adapted to the age and smaller frame of the child and delivered in a gentle manner.**