Chiropractic Care for Kids in West Des Moines

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A child's nervous system is the controller and regulator of all the other systems in their growing body. From blood flow, to brain function and bone growth, the nervous system plays a central role in keeping things working and healthy. Stress and misalignment of the spine can have serious impacts on your child's overall health, behavior, and development. Vero Health Center is a chiropractic clinic in West Des Moines IA that offers gentle and non-invasive therapy that works to correct underlying issues before they become hard-wired in during development, providing support for a pain-free and successful childhood.

Pediatric Chiropractic in West Des Moines

It may be difficult to imagine that a child would need chiropractic care. They seldom complain of chronic pain the way adults do and their bodies appear to be made of rubber in the way they bounce back from injury. The truth is, children's bodies are under a lot of stress while they are in a state of development and keeping them healthy requires maintenance.

Stress and trauma to the body and spine commonly begin with the birthing process. Infant’s spines can easily become misaligned from the intense pressure involved in both natural and Cesarean births. Unfortunately, other than crying, they have no way of communicating their pain, and it's source, to us. Throughout infancy they may sleep in awkward positions, and occasionally take a tumble. As children, they grow into toddlers who strain, and twist, and fall, while learning to crawl and walk. Luckily, they are very resilient and can take a lot of impact, but it is not uncommon for these injuries to develop into patterns of movement that will pull a child's bones out of alignment over time.

As kids, they may start to develop bad posture. Sitting in front of a computer or TV can have serious repercussions on the spine. Playing contact sports, wearing heavy backpacks (most likely the wrong way), and even sitting in desks can all cause issues. As teenagers, they begin to deal with the stress of more daily responsibilities, like becoming part of the work force, and use their bodies to perform physical labor such as painting houses and serving tables.

As you can see, there are plenty of opportunities throughout development for a child's body, and particularly their spine, to become out of alignment which will affect other aspects of their healthy nervous system function and development.

How Can I Tell If My Child Needs Chiropractic Care?

A child's spine can become quite misaligned without any awareness on their part of pain or discomfort. Children have not always developed enough awareness of their bodies to identify a subtle chronic issue developing. Even when a child is experiencing pain, they may not be able to communicate it to you and it can come across as grumpiness, acting out, or incessant crying. Issues with the spine can also be the source of many other childhood issues.

What is Chiropractic Care for Kids?

A chiropractic treatment for a child begins with an extensive examination to determine the exact issue and the best route for treatment. Even if your child is too young to communicate, or too shy, a chiropractor has the skills to work with them to find out exactly what is going on before proceeding with treatment, if it is determined treatment is needed. Gentle and non-invasive adjustments are then made to the spine. Children will often become relaxed and even fall asleep following treatment, a good sign that it has been effective. If you are concerned about your child's spinal health, call our team at Vero Health Center to set up a consultation today.

Children & Chiropractic Success Stories

Chiropractic For Kids in West Des Moines IA Wyatt"Wyatt had allergies and asthma attacks for years. He was seeing an allergist, who prescribed him daily medications to prevent allergy symptoms and asthma attacks.

After about 2 months of seeing Vero Health Center, Wyatt no longer has to take his Zyrtec and is pretty much symptom free!

The staff is so friendly and always happy to see Wyatt. The doctors are genuinely concerned about his health and always take the time to talk to him."

- Wyatt

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Reasons To Take Your Kids To The Chiropractor:

Parents in West Des Moines and across the world are taking their children to see the chiropractor in record numbers. Much like adults, children can experience fantastic results from seeking chiropractic care at any age, even infants!

Neurologically-based chiropractic care offers a natural, drug-free approach to health, promoting optimal brain and body function. Believe it or not, even little systems need to be adjusted on a regular basis.

The Key Benefits of Chiropractic Care and Kids:

The most commonly asked question we get is, “When should I consider taking my child to a chiropractor?” The short answer is: right now. Chiropractic can provide children with a number of health benefits, even when there are no symptoms present.

Backpacks and Your Child’s Spine Health:

In West Des Moines, children are often seen jumping off school buses or riding bikes home with heavy backpacks on their backs. It is an everyday scene and we don’t think much of it. However, hauling a heavy backpack or carrying it over one shoulder can worsen pre-existing postural deformities or spinal misalignments.


At Vero Health Center, we are a Des Moines area chiropractor dedicated to helping our patients live the life they deserve through neurologically-based chiropractic care.!

If you’re a new patient, click here or call us at (515) 422-9552 to learn about the special offer we have right now that will help you start living the life you deserve!


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Vero Health Center
630 S 50th St
West Des Moines, IA 50265
(515) 422-9552