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Pediatric Chiropractor At Shepherd Family Chiropractic

We love working with children at Shepherd Family Chiropractic. One of Dr. Shepherd’s first patients was a 6-week- old baby. This infant suffered from colic and cried constantly from the time he was born, unable to sleep. The family was deeply affected; they were on the verge of placing the child on a regimen of phenobarbital.

Fortunately for this baby, the parents brought him in to see Dr. Shepherd. After receiving his first chiropractic adjustment, the little guy slept deeply for the first time.

Children Respond Quickly to Chiropractic

Children have spines just like adults. They can be subjected to sports injuries, falls and developmental changes that negatively affect spinal alignment. In fact, the very first misalignment that most kids experience is from the trauma of the birth process itself.

Our pediatric care is gentle and safe. We care for everyone from newborns to teenagers with no twisting or popping of the spine. Parents trust our compassionate care.

Common Conditions That We Help

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Bed-wetting
  • Behavioral issues
  • Colic
  • Digestive/feeding problems
  • Ear infections
  • Reflux
  • Sports injuries



Is chiropractic safe for children?

Yes. It is completely safe. Our chiropractor uses gentle techniques. There is no cracking, twisting or popping. Dr. Shepherd uses a handheld tool that delivers a light but effective adjustment. For infants, he only uses about the same amount of pressure that would be used to check a tomato for ripeness.

How does chiropractic benefit children?

By removing pressure from the nervous system, a child’s body can function properly. When a child’s nervous system is healthy and free of interference, the child can enjoy overall better health. One of the outstanding advantages is that regular adjustments help them to navigate successfully through the developmental stages of growth.

Does my child need to be a certain age to receive care?

Chiropractic is safe enough to be used on infants. Whatever age your child is, chiropractic can be highly beneficial.

Book an Appointment for Your Child Today

We’d love to be your pediatric chiropractor! Contact our office today to schedule a pediatric chiropractic appointment. Walk-ins are welcome, and we accept insurance.


Pediatric Chiropractor South Lake Union, Westlake WA | (206) 691-1800