Posts in Children and Babies
Don't Let Back To School Be A Pain!

Summer is coming to an end, and we know all about getting a healthy start to back to school! Transitioning from summertime fun to school work and homework can be tough. There are simple steps that you can take to help your kids and their bodies feel a bit more at ease. As you already know, the healthier the body, the easier it is to tackle the stresses and strains of everyday life, and that includes getting back to a school-time routine. Two of the most important support systems of the body to focus on are proper sleep and nervous system function.

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Tips for New Moms: Preventing Back Pain

You've recently welcomed a new little one, and you thought the back pain would be over along with the pregnancy. But, as time goes on, you are spending more and more time not only carrying your baby, but also bending over your baby. For many new parents, that leads to new back pain. Fortunately, we have some suggestions for reducing that back pain.

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Chiropractic and Your Kids: Screening for Scoliosis

If your child has been diagnosed with scoliosis, don't be alarmed. It is commonly seen in children, and is an abnormal sideways curve in the spine. If it's not caught early enough, scoliosis can become increasingly worse with age and can lead to significant back pain and even arthritis in the spine. We want your children to grow up strong and healthy, which is why it’s important for you to be aware of the signs and symptoms of scoliosis.

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Chiropractic During Your Pregnancy

Throughout pregnancy, expecting mothers have numerous health matters to pay attention to. Not only do you need to ready your body for delivery, but you have to be sure your body is helping your growing baby develop properly. Focusing on diet, exercise, and your OB appointments is absolutely necessary, and remembering to visit your chiropractor is important, too! 

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Why Your Newborn Will Benefit From Chiropractic

There are many things for an expectant mother to think about and the birthing process is usually top of mind. However, most mothers focus on what they need to do to have the baby and prep for the baby. What most mothers don't realize is how traumatic the birthing process can be for the baby.

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Baby on The Way

As most of you know by now, I am a few weeks away from welcoming my second son into the world! While this is a very exciting time for my family and me, it is bittersweet. I LOVE all of you, my patients, many of whom feel like my friends or family! I will miss you while I'm away but please know I will be back soon! I need a few months to recover and bond with baby Tokar... and learn how to be a mommy of TWO!

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Chiropractic Can Help With Ear Infections

Chronic ear infections can be extremely frustrating for parents and children. Ear infections are typically treated with antibiotics, and if they persist children are scheduled for ear tube surgery. I'm sure you all would like to avoid surgery for your kids, so let me suggest considering chiropractic!

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Chiropractic care for a better pregnancy, labor and delivery

Many women begin to have discomfort as they enter the second and third trimesters of their pregnancy. Some may have never experienced these issues before while others may have exacerbated complaints stemming from previous issues. The fact is, as your body changes each week to  accommodate a growing fetus, there is a likelihood that you may experience some of the typical complaints that I see in my prenatal patients.

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Car Seat Safety and Spinal Health

When you become a parent, there are all sorts of things to concern yourself with. "Is my baby healthy? Happy? Well-fed? Comfortable? Safe?" These thoughts typically swirl through a new parents head and as your little one grows bigger, there are different issues to address! Baby proofing, sleeping issues, keeping them happy in the car, etc.

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Natural Ways to Keep Your Kids Healthy

When it comes to your family's health and well-being, there are a number of holistic options available to you. At Markson Chiropractic, we believe a healthy spine and nervous system is one of the most important ways to achieve optimum health. Outside of our office, there are many other ways to encourage better health. If you have children, you know the most common ways to safeguard their health, such as frequent hand washing, proper rest, hydration and nutrition, and adequate physical activity.

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Chiropractic Care After Birth

The journey of labor and delivery can be challenging and beautiful all at once. The process by which the baby enters the birth canal from the uterus and exits the birth canal to be born can be stressful on the delicate spine of the baby, regardless of whether the birth is natural, assisted by forceps or vacuum, or even if the baby is born via cesarean section. The value of having a newborn's spine checked shortly after birth is immeasurable.

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Chiropractic Care for Children with Scoliosis

Scoliosis is an abnormal change in the curvature of the spine. Scoliosis is congenital, meaning that it is something you're born with, but not usually recognized until a child is in elementary school. Sometimes there are absolutely no symptoms associated with scoliosis, and other times a child's posture may look odd, as if their torso is leaning more to one side than the other. It can be accompanied by soreness or pain, depending on the severity.

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