Chiropractic Care for Kids

Pediatric Chiropractor Near Me

At Dakota Chiropractic, we’re proud to be one of the best chiropractic clinics in Apple Valley, MN, providing pediatric chiropractic care for kids of all ages.  We believe that chiropractic care can help kids stay healthy and strong. 

Parents can feel at ease knowing we only use gentle techniques to ensure that kids feel comfortable and safe during their visits.

Gentle Chiropractic Care

Kid-Friendly Environment

Treatment Options for Infants & Up

What Is Chiropractic Care For Kids?

The goal of chiropractic care for kids is to promote the health and well-being of your child through optimal spinal alignment, facilitating healthy development, preventing discomfort, supporting proper nutrition, and restoring normal function.  

Pediatric chiropractic care can be an excellent natural and holistic option for your child’s overall health and well-being.

What Symptoms Can Chiropractic Care For Kids Address?

Your child may benefit from chiropractic care if they are experiencing neck pain, back pain, headaches, stomachaches, soreness or stiffness, or other issues.  In addition, we can help with symptoms such as:


Symptoms of infants crying hours every day appear around six weeks of age, then disappear close to four months. Parents with crying babies are often exhausted and feel helpless. Chiropractic care is a safe and natural way to achieve normal body function, ease colic symptoms, and reduce the amount of crying.

Growing Pains

Many children and teenagers will experience growing pains.  The throbbing aches and pains in the arms and legs are strong enough to wake them up from a deep sleep.  Despite popular belief, growing pains in your child are not explicitly related to growth spurts.  Instead, they result from children's rigorous daily physical activities every day.  This stress can manifest in the spine and affect the nervous system.  Chiropractic care can help calm the pain associated with growing pains and take the pressure off the spine.

Ear Infections

Every parent has experienced a child with an earache. Most children will experience at least one ear infection by the time they are three. Many doctors prescribe antibiotics as a solution. Instead, chiropractic care can naturally treat earaches by adjusting the spine and nervous system to help strengthen the immune system and help your child manage pain better.

Difficulty Sleeping

One of the essential qualities of healthy childhood habits is getting a whole night's sleep. Unfortunately, many children experience sleep disorders like sleepwalking, sleep apnea, insomnia, and night terrors.  With chiropractor care of gentle massage and spinal adjustments, we can help your child feel more relaxed.  Which, in turn, helps them get a better night's sleep.

Bed Wetting

Bedwetting is often the result of mixed signals between the brain and the rest of the body. We treat bedwetting through spinal manipulation. Chiropractic care helps restore the functioning of the central nervous system, which enables patients to wake before wetting the bed.


Digestive problems such as constipation, acid reflux, and stomachaches can be challenging for the parent and the child. How the nerves function can affect how the body manages digestion. Because there are specific areas of the spine connected to digestion, if any places are out of alignment, the body will react by causing symptoms. Chiropractic care can align the spine with gentle manipulation, which can be very beneficial for better digestion.


Some infants are extremely fussy and have trouble sleeping comfortably through the night. Another common issue is gastroesophageal reflux or GERD, which results in infants spiting up a lot and more disruptions to their sleep. The misalignment of the spine attributes to these problems. Chiropractic care provides a proper adjustment in the vertebra, relieving pressure on the nervous system. This results in the child sleeping better through the night and allowing the digestive system to function correctly.


Anxiety is the body's response to a challenging situation. As parents, we have no idea that a child is struggling. They may be having a hard time focusing, staying still, or sleeping. Chiropractic care for your child can help their body relax and better regulate itself.

Finally, there is a safe, natural way to help your child feel better, look better, and perform better!  If they feel better, then your life is better!  

Frequently Asked Questions About Kid's Chiropractic Care

The adjustment and manipulation by the chiropractor are gentle.   Pressure is applied with a soft and soothing hand. All in all, with the right and experienced practitioner, the procedure is very safe.

We encourage parents to bring their infants in as soon as possible after birth. Doing so can remove interference in their nervous system due to the birth process. After that, many parents wonder how often they should bring their child in for chiropractic care. It depends on the severity of their symptoms and the impact on the family life.  We also think it is vital to maintain any progress that we have gained.  We will sit down with you to develop a plan that works for you.

Reasons a child may need chiropractic care include concentration issues, allergies, asthma, posture, pain, and all the ones listed above.  The list is endless.  Regardless of what symptoms they might be experiencing, the symptoms can lead back to the nervous system and the body’s ability to self-regulate and function at a peak level.  The best way to find out is to schedule a visit with our chiropractor. 

To help get your child off to the healthiest start in life, we recommend bringing your newborn in to get checked and adjusted as soon as possible after birth. Early in a child’s life, chiropractic care can optimize the child’s growth and development potential and help with any sleeping or eating issues they might be experiencing.

Many factors impact the cost of chiropractic care, including insurance coverage, the number of family members receiving care, and your personal wellness goals.  We would be happy to sit down with you to develop a plan of care that fits your needs and budget.  

We are excited to have you join us in your mission toward better health and wellness.  Click here to schedule your child’s first appointment.

Otherwise, you can call our office at 612-562-6694 and our receptionist, Sara, can assist you.

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