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Pediatric Chiropractic in Lake Oswego

Lake Oswego Pediatric Chiropractor Dr. Kimberly Guthrie Kids are our future, yet sadly it seems like more and more children today are sick with things like allergies and sinus problems. Often, the reflexive thing to do is get a prescription from the pediatrician’s office. The reality is there’s something misfiring in their body. Why? They’re probably eating foods that aren’t agreeing with their system. Fortunately, when you start adjusting, children they can experience improvements in their health.

testimonials-iconA Success Story

One of our practice members — a 3-year-old girl — kept limping on her leg, so her mom brought her in. After just the first adjustment, she stopped limping and no longer complained that her leg was hurting. Pediatric chiropractor Dr. Guthrie determined that her limp was due to her pelvis being out of alignment. She also needed orthotics because she had bad pronation.

A Natural Approach

From a young age, it’s important for kids to get off to a good start in life and not to rely on a pill. If they seek over-the-counter pain relievers, they may be conditioned to resort to other harmful substances such as drugs and alcohol to relieve pain when they are older. We need to teach our children how to take care of themselves and how to restore the body back to a wholeness through chiropractic and nutrition.

Main Benefits of Chiropractic


While chiropractic is commonly used for pain relief, it also can help with many common childhood conditions:

  • Colic
  • Focus problems
  • Latching difficulties during nursing
  • Sleep problems
  • Sinus issues

When children become teens, we often see a lot of cases of depression. Usually, these kids are eating a diet that’s horrible. They’re also highly subluxated and their self-esteem is down. When you start adjusting them, however, and communicating the benefits of eating well and they start doing it, they see the light turn on. They often will become confident, more engaged and start succeeding in school. divider-grey

What Your Child Can Expect

At your child’s first visit, we like to gather information, perform an exam and then sit down and do a report of findings. We won’t start adjusting on the first visit because it’s important that we check your child’s vaccination history and find out what their diet is like. We’ll also find out what the stress of the mom was during pregnancy. Dr. Guthrie will discuss what treatment would be most appropriate for your child.

Does an Adjustment Hurt and Is It Safe?


Adjustments don’t hurt and are very gentle, not forceful. For babies, Dr. Guthrie uses the same amount of pressure that would be used to test a peach for ripeness. As children get a little bigger, we will switch to the Neuro Impulse machine. When they get old enough, they can start having a Diversified manual adjustment. Rest assured, that the progression is very gradual while your child’s spine develops. It’s important to know that chiropractic is also safe, much safer than taking over-the-counter medications such as acetaminophen.[/one_half_last] Help your child get their best start in life with safe and natural chiropractic care.

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Pediatric Chiropractor Lake Oswego Body in Balance Wellness Center | (503) 675-8747