It does not matter how big a spine is, it plays one of the most important roles within the body. That is why Livingston, NJ chiropractor, Dr. Ralph Santonastaso, believes that even children can benefit from chiropractic care. Our Dr. Ralph is proud to offer children’s chiropractic to kids of all ages in Livingston, NJ, and the surrounding areas. Whether your child(ren) are healthy and symptom-free or struggling with behavioral, sleep or health issues, chiropractic can help set the foundation for a lifetime of wellness.

Frequently Ask Questions About Pediatric Chiropractic

What is involved in a Livingston pediatric chiropractic adjustment?

Bringing your child to the chiropractor is nothing like visiting for yourself. Adjustments are typically very mild and gentle – comparable to the pressure applied to a soft tomato. There is no “cracking or popping”, and the majority of parents report no problems or side effects from the visit. Instead, most parents find that their kids are more comfortable and relaxed following a chiropractic adjustment by Dr. Ralph Santonastaso.

What types of issues can pediatric chiropractic treat?

Your child may need a chiropractic adjustment if he or she is unexplainably fussy, has been diagnosed with colic, experiences frequent constipation, or has difficulty breastfeeding. We can also help treat children with head tilting, head shape irregularities, and frequent arching of the back.

Is it safe to bring my child to a chiropractor in Livingston, NJ?

According to data published in the American Chiropractic Association, the application of modern chiropractic in children is completely safe. Among those children who do react negatively to treatment – less than 1 percent – most experience only a mild adverse effect, such as temporary soreness or irritability. Dr. Ralph believes the benefits of chiropractic care are tremendous in children, and he is committed to caring for your children as if they were our own.