Chiropractor for Infants and Children in Long Beach and Bellmore, NY

At Cafe of Life Long Island, we provide specialized chiropractic care for children of all ages. Chiropractic care has a profound impact on children, as the spine plays a vital role in the overall function of the body. By ensuring the health and strength of the spine during growth, we support the well-being of future generations. A spinal adjustment performed on a child uses the same amount of pressure as gripping a tomato. Dr. Josh in our Long Beach and Bellmore offices is a leader in the field of chiropractic care for children and has specific post-graduate certifications qualifying him to administer care to children of all ages.

Safe and Secure

The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association has numerous studies indicating that there is very little risk (if any) associated with chiropractic care for children. Our approach ensures that your child receives safe and gentle care.


Dr. Josh is a recognized leader in the field of chiropractic care for children. He has completed extensive hours in specialized pediatric training and instructs other chiropractors internationally.

More Information

Volumes of research highlight the benefits of chiropractic care for children. The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association offers numerous studies demonstrating these advantages.

Chiropractic Care for Newborns

The earliest challenge a growing spine faces is the position it adopts in utero. Suboptimal fetal positions can lead to spinal problems in the baby, which can be compounded by the birth process, even in natural births. Interventions such as induction, forceps, ventouse suction, or cesarean sections can further stress an infant’s spine and nervous system. These traumas can lead to newborn health complaints like colic, reflux, breastfeeding difficulties, sleep disturbances, allergic reactions, and chronic infections. Many parents choose to have their newborn’s spine checked right after birth. Milestones like holding up the head, sitting upright, crawling, and walking are crucial times to have a child checked by a chiropractor to ensure proper spinal alignment.

Chiropractic Care for Children

Parents often seek chiropractic care for children due to physical trauma from injuries or sports. These injuries may not cause immediate symptoms but can impact a child’s health. Emotional stress also affects children’s nervous systems. New research in psychoneuroimmunology shows the interconnection between the nervous and immune systems. Physical stresses like falls, sports injuries, heavy school bags, and prolonged sitting can all affect the growing child’s spine and nervous system.

Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Children

Research and case studies demonstrate that children who receive regular chiropractic adjustments enjoy better sleep, improved behavior and attitudes, and enhanced immune system function. Chiropractic care for children may also help with conditions such as ADD/ADHD, colic, torticollis, ear infections, bed-wetting, allergies, asthma, digestive problems, and seizures. Regular chiropractic care can identify potential spinal subluxations caused by physical, chemical, and emotional stresses, enhancing your child’s function and well-being.

What to Expect?

What Does Chiropractic Care for a Child Involve?

During the initial visit, our chiropractor will conduct a thorough history of your child’s health and any complaints, followed by a complete physical examination of the spine. We use gentle, specific skills to find and adjust any spinal areas involved. Chiropractic care for children is tailored to each individual, offering specific, gentle adjustments appropriate to the infant and child’s spine and cranium.

Spinal Adjustments for Infants and Young Children?

Spinal adjustments for infants and young children involve very light fingertip pressure to correct spinal misalignments. This is usually sufficient to restore mobility to spinal joints that have become locked and are interfering with normal nervous system function. Occasionally, a ‘popping’ sound may be heard when spinal joints are moved, but this is not always the case with children.

How Long Will It Take to See the Results?

A child’s spine generally responds much faster than an adult’s to chiropractic adjustments, often requiring only a few sessions to restore normal function. The number of adjustments needed varies based on factors like the length of time the problem has been present.

How Can I Tell if My Child Has Spinal Problems?

It can be challenging for parents to recognize spinal problems in children without obvious symptoms. Signs to watch for include:

  • Disturbed sleeping patterns
  • Breastfeeding difficulties in very young infants
  • Restricted head or neck movement to one side
  • One shoulder higher than the other

Ready to experience the benefits of chiropractic care for children? Contact us today to schedule your consultation.