Pediatric Care

Dr.  Joe Piché -  - Chiropractor

Piché Family Chiropractic

Dr. Joe Piché

Chiropractor located in Traverse City, MI

Like most parents, you want the very best for your child, including a childhood filled with happy, carefree memories rather than pain and worry. Unfortunately, many parents don’t know that there are natural, drug-free options to treat bedwetting, colic, ear infections, ADHD, and scoliosis among children. Dr. Joe Piché and Dr. Lea Piché of Piché Family Chiropractic in Traverse City, Michigan, have treated thousands of pediatric patients for these conditions and more. Not only is treatment pain-free and drug-free, but highly effective. To learn more, contact us today.

Pediatric Care Q & A

Is chiropractic care safe for children?

Chiropractic care is safe and highly recommended. As a matter of fact, many pediatricians and family medicine doctors recommend chiropractic treatment for misalignments in infants and children. Chiropractic care is one of the few alternative medicine disciplines largely supported by traditional doctors.

Do all chiropractors care for children or do I need to find a pediatric chiropractor?

All chiropractors have been trained in pediatric treatment and prevention. However, some chiropractors choose to specialize in this area, which means that they pursue additional training and education in pediatrics throughout the course of their career to stay abreast of changing technology and new research. Additionally, although all chiropractors are qualified to treat children, some simply choose not to accept pediatric patients.

The best way to choose a chiropractor is to do your research in advance. Explore these questions:

  • Do they advertise pediatric services?
  • Can they share references of satisfied parents of pediatric patients?
  • Have they received adequate training on pediatric chiropractic care?
  • If you’re seeking treatment for a specific condition (e.g., bedwetting), do they have experience treating that condition?

When is it important for my child to see the chiropractor?

Because birth can cause spinal trauma, it’s important for your child to see a chiropractor during their first year of life. These spinal misalignments that result from birth can contribute to health problems in infancy and childhood if left untreated.

Additionally, chiropractic treatment serves two primary purposes:

  • Maintaining proper alignment despite childhood falls and traumas to prevent health problems
  • Correcting problems that result from misalignment such as colic, bedwetting, pain, etc.

You may choose to schedule routine appointments to maintain alignment, but should definitely contact our office if you’re noticing health problems in your child.

What if a chiropractor can’t help?

Dr. Joe Piché and Dr. Lea Piché work with one goal in mind: to promote the health of each patient they treat. This means that when a condition can’t be improved by chiropractic manipulation or by manipulation alone, you’ll be the first to know. They’ll refer you to the appropriate specialist to ensure your child receives the level of treatment appropriate for their condition.