One common factor that comes with rapid growth and change in both dental and spinal region for children is the opportunity for misalignment. The purpose of this analogy is to show the similarities of proper alignment in both the teeth and spine and how the common approach to sending your child to the orthodontist if teeth are not developing and growing with good alignment and function is common, but what about sending your child to the chiropractor for spinal check-ups for proper alignment and function?

Growth equals change and change equals vulnerability for stress to negatively affect the developing body. The body is equipped with an inner guru within that chiropractor refer to innate intelligence that has the potential to adapt to negative stress and turn chaos into balance. This inner process of adaptation has it’s limitations and if stress outweighs the developing body, misalignment and dysfunction in both the teeth and spine can occur. 

So if dental and spinal misalignments can occur due to stress and orthodontist and chiropractors both recommend proper alignment, than regular chiropractic care is similar to wearing braces. An orthodontist recommends braces to help improve the overall quality of oral health and function.  A chiropractor recommends regular adjustments to help improve quality of life and function of the spine.

How do you know if your child needs braces?

After an oral evaluation, improper alignment and positioning of the teeth help determine the orthodontist’s recommendations for braces.

How do you know if your child needs regular chiropractic care?

After a chiropractic evaluation that includes a biomechanical and neurophysiological evaluation, misaligned vertebrae (vertebral subluxation) in the spine that interfere with or impinge the nerves help determine’s the chiropractor’s recommendations for regular chiropractor care.

What are the benefits to braces for your child?

Besides the overall improvement in appearance, braces may enhance the bite, chew, and provide an overall contribution to healthy teeth and gums.

What are the benefits to regular chiropractic care for your child?

One healthy choice parents can make is allowing the opportunity for children to benefit from chiropractic care. Every child is unique and consulting with a chiropractor for their professional recommendations is advised. Chiropractic care can be a great way for parents to provide their children with a higher quality of life and unlock their inner guru within.

Chiropractors focus on the relationship between structure of the spine and function of the neurological system, finding areas of dysfunction termed vertebral subluxation that may be interfering with the health potential. Children’s bodies are resilient, but as stress affects children, the potential for spinal dysfunction or vertebral subluxation can occur. 

When dysfunction is located within your child’s spine due to vertebral subluxation, the neurological communication can be less than optimal between brain and body, in turn, creating a lower quality of function. By helping to restore proper relationship within the spinal joints, chiropractic adjustments can influence the innate recuperative power of the body to function in its optimal state by removing neurological interference.

When wellbeing is lost in physical, mental or social health, parents will take no shortcut or cost prevention to regain what’s missing. A child’s health potential directly impacts their future development in physical, mental and social wellbeing.

Why is it important to children to be evaluated by a chiropractor? 

This Chinese Proverb can in short answer that question when reflecting on their wellbeing: “The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago, the second best time is now.” Consistency is key.  You don’t just wear your braces for a short time and expect great results, you consistently wear them with repetitive modifications made in the tension of the braces. So too with consistent chiropractic adjustments

Regular chiropractic care allows repetitive adjustments to help reinforce normal position in the ligaments, muscles and bones around the spinal cord and nerve roots. This can help create less severe vertebral subluxation and may create better spinal alignment and overall functionality.

Chiropractic adjustments for children is a proactive choice to unlock the inner guru within their body to function at a higher quality of state.

Trent Scheidecker, DC


Trent Scheidecker, DC | ChiroWay of Woodbury | Owner & Chiropractor
Trent Scheidecker, DC frequently visited his chiropractor when he was in high school and knew the benefits he experienced were worth the time and investment to become a chiropractor. He wanted to help his community experience a higher quality of life through regular chiropractic care. In 2010 Trent founded ChiroWay in Woodbury and since that time has served over 3,000 clients. He has been named “Best of Woodbury” in Woodbury Magazine seven times. Trent has also mentored colleagues in practice and franchised ChiroWay in 2012. Today, there are 8 ChiroWay locations throughout Minnesota.