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Pregnancy and Pediatric Chiropractic in Wichita

Young child playingAt Engelken Chiropractic & Acupuncture, we love helping moms-to-be as well as children of all ages experience optimal health. Here’s a look at pregnancy and pediatric chiropractic care at our office.

Pregnancy Chiropractic

Along with all the changes that a woman experiences during pregnancy come discomfort. Women often have low back pain as the pelvis is making a lot of changes. Your ligaments are changing to be able to make room for your baby. So we just help support your body and make sure that things are moving smoothly when you’re under chiropractic care. Chiropractic care is also drug-free, which is crucial as women can’t take medications during pregnancy.

Chiropractic also decreases your chance of complications and risks. It can even reduce the amount of delivery time.

What to Expect

Most moms-to-be come in once a week until they have their baby. Typically we adjust moms facedown. We also can adjust pregnant women sitting up. Dr. Dave will do whatever he can to make you feel comfortable.

Pediatric Chiropractic

Chiropractic care is safe for children of all ages. Though they are delicate human beings, they’re a lot stronger than what most people realize! For infants, however, we only use the same amount of pressure used to push up against your eyeball.

Kids under chiropractic care typically aren’t as sick as often. Chiropractic boosts the immune system so your child may not experience ear infections, for example, as often as kids who aren’t under care. Children also are more emotionally stable as a result of chiropractic care. Chiropractic takes the stress off your child and allows them to live life to their fullest potential.

What to Expect


Infant appointments

We always make sure that the mom is always in contact with her child during the adjustment. A mom will lie on her back with her baby facing toward the mother. Then Dr. Dave will adjust the baby when Mom is holding her child. Not only is this comforting for the child, but the mom can feel the amount of pressure he’s using to adjust.

Toddler and older kid visits

With toddlers and children who are a little bit older, Dr. Dave will feel their spine and then place a parent’s hand over what he detects so the parent can feel it.

Usually, if a parent gets adjusted first, their child often will then want to get adjusted. If the child is just coming in to get adjusted, we don’t make a big deal of it. Dr. Dave always ensures that kids are comfortable.

In many cases, the adjustment will consist of him picking up the child and raising them in the air. They feel like he’s playing, but Dr. Dave is actually making some adjustments. It’s not necessary for your child to lie on the table for an adjustment. He’ll get down at your child’s level to adjust. With his expert care, children often don’t realize they’re getting adjusted. It’s more of a time for Dr. Dave to interact with your child.

A Success Story

As a father of young twins, Dr. Dave can relate to moms whose sleep is constantly interrupted due to a crying child who may be uncomfortable because of colic or an ear infection. “I can empathize with those moms because I’ve watched my wife go through it,” he said.

The biggest joy I get is when I can adjust a baby, which helps that infant sleep better through the night. Then the mom can get the rest she needs.

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Pregnancy and Pediatric Chiropractor Wichita KS | (316) 440-6888