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Adjustments For Children By The Best Chiropractor in Mission Viejo


As a Mission Viejo Chiropractor for almost 36 years, I am always reminded by the fact that children have spines too.  Unfortunately, children are often neglected by parents because they are afraid of the hard manipulation of the spine for the “delicate” children.  

Considered by many as the best chiropractor in Mission Viejo, I am a specialist.  I do not do any of the hard manipulations of the spine.  In fact, the adjustments that I do are facilitated with a pressure applicator that applies only 6 ounces of pressure during the treatment.  And, we use thermography, which is basically a temperature gauge, to determine exactly how long to hold the adjustment.

It is extremely the same for me to adjust children and seniors for that matter.  

I adjusted my own children when they were each 1-week old.  They never had any illnesses throughout their childhood with the exception of measles.  They are 29 years old and 26 years old at this time, and neither of them really ever get sick.  

So, I hope you can see that with the best chiropractic, there are no harmful effects on children.  

How do we know they need it?  We simply measure the nerve irritation with the thermography device to determine how much trouble is there, and then we correct it.  

Most of the children I treat only need a few visits and move right on to a maintenance plan.  I’m really like the dentist.  My long-term maintenance patients only come in 6-months at a time.  

Many parents appreciate the importance of regular checkups for their children’s teeth, hearing, and vision, but draw a blank when it comes to a chiropractic checkup.  A chiropractic checkup could be one of the most important checkups your children will ever have!  The spine and the structural system protect billions of nerve fibers that send messages and control ever part of the child’s body.

As a chiropractor in Mission Viejo, I educate my patients that the 1st time a child becomes misaligned is during the birth process.  Any irritation of the nerves in the body, any nerve pressure at all, can lead to a lowered immune system function, lowered resistance to disease, digestive malfunction, allergies, and many other health issues for the untreated baby or young child.  

The research stated that 93% of babies are delivered and their spine is misaligned.  I watched both my children being delivered during a c-section.  About a week later, I measured the nerves in the spine, and each one of them had misalignments causing nerve irritation.  

What is usual is that after the 1st adjustment, almost every child has a bowel movement and goes to sleep.  Sounds kind of funny.  But, the relaxation of the nervous system allows that to happen.  

Toddlerhood through childhood is a very “physical” time.  The best chiropractor in Mission Viejo knows that an Australian study about 2 years ago found that the spine goes through about 1,000 different traumas by the time a child is 13 years old.  How many people reading this are over the age of 13?  

The 1st hesitant steps soon evolve into jumping, running, falls, and accidents which are all part of a normal childhood.  While most falls are minor, at times they can cause nerve-damaging misalignments which could have serious long-term consequences.  

I have observed after over 36 years in Mission Viejo that parents will bring their growing children to my office with lower back pain or headaches or something that shouldn’t be happening to their children.  It is just a matter of neglect.  However, they didn’t know.  

So, I am telling you all of this because I treat children and they love the care.  At first, they can be hesitant because, after all, they are here at the doctor’s office expecting to get a shot.  Once they see that the treatment is only 6 ounces of pressure, they fight with their parents because they want to get treated first.  

What a pleasure it is to treat a child.  You can probably imagine that I have some patients that I started treating when they were 6 months old.  Now, they are 26 years old and no physical complaints.  

Many “chiropractic families” are long-term patients and they report having more energy, improved health, and less dependency on drugs and medication.  It is not unusual to hear parents state that since starting chiropractic care, their children get sick, less frequent colds, have less or no ear infections, don’t need antibiotics, and other drugs than their classmates.  The list goes on and on.  

There are even psychological and behavioral benefits when children get the confidence that they are healthy.  It gives them a healthy state of mind when they know that nothing is wrong with their spine.  They are just getting treated for prevention.  

Why not have your child checked by the best chiropractor in Mission Viejo?  Everyone becomes family when they arrive.  

The cost is much less as well.  If your child is less than 10 years old, he or she will probably not need x-rays.  The initial examination is FREE because that’s how we treat your children.  I would be honored to see if I could correct and prevent any health issues for your children.  

Please call for an appointment.


Dr. David C. Manago D. C. 

Mission Viejo Chirpractor 

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