Dr. Barker: Pediatric Chiropractor in Lakeland, Florida
Dr. Barker is the founder of New City Chiropractic, providing non surgical treatment for pain relief through chiropractic care for children and adolescents. Whether you’re looking for spinal alignment, back adjustments, cervical pain treatment, or specialized scoliosis treatment — you found the right place.
Pediatric Scoliosis Treatment
Chiropractors are highly educated in the detection and treatment of scoliosis. Often these curves can progress rapidly during growth of an individual. Measurements of the spinal curvatures on x-ray allows for proper diagnosis. Research shows that chiropractic adjustments reduces the lateral curvatures of the spine and decreases the need for surgery. Dr. Barker explains how Chiropractic can help with Scoliosis. Click the image to watch the video.
“Our daughter had a 46 degree thoracic scoliosis and 34 degree lumbar scoliosis curve. She was considered a surgical case and was instructed to wear a hard brace 23 hours a day! We tried and looked for many options. Since starting a 1 week intensive at New City, we watched our daughter’s top curve reduce to 34 degrees and the bottom to 22 degrees! We are so grateful for Dr. Chris and these types of results.”
“I have lived with scoliosis since I was diagnosed at 11 years old. The doctor’s tried bracing and recommended rods in my back which I refused to do. I have tried many other modalities that helped, but none has reduced my scoliosis curve. Since starting a 1 week intensive treatment at New City I watched my top curve reduce from 80 to 71 degrees, and my bottom curve reduce from 61 to 45 degrees! I would highly recommend this innovative approach to anyone with scoliosis.”
Non-drug alternative, doctors of chiropractic correct vertebral misalignments with safe and gentle maneuvers called chiropractic adjustments. Researchers state the spinal adjustments resulted in fewer episodes of otitis media (ear infections) and fewer surgical procedures compared to children who received usual care. In a study of 46 children, all under the age of 5, 93% recovered with chiropractic intervention alone. Chiropractors believe the blockage of the Eustachian tube occurs when a tiny muscle called tensor veli palatini dysfunctions. Vertebral misalignments interfere with the nerve flow to the muscle. The dysfunction is cause by impingement of the nerve that comes from the spinal cord. Correcting the misalignment allows for proper nerve flow to the muscle and allows the Eustachian tube to drain properly. Click the image to see the study.
Pediatric Chiropractic Care for Children with Asthma
Asthma is the #1 cause of hospitalization in children. Chiropractic care can help prevent and reduce asthma related issues without medication. Drugs cover up the symptoms rather than focusing on prevention and many dangerous and hazardous side effects. Prevention, such as chiropractic adjustments are often more effective and more beneficial long term than medications. Dr. Barker explains how Chiropractic can help with Asthma. Click the image to watch the video.
“My son Samson had breathing treatments for asthma and lots of Tylenol and motrin for fevers. I had severe back pain and tension during pregnancy. Since starting at New city my back pain is pretty much non-existent. Samson has had ZERO breathing issues or fever spikes since we began his adjustments. Hurray! It’s a miracle!!
-Sarah and Samson P.
Chiropractic Colic Treatment for Infants
Colicky babies often have slight misalignments in the bones of their spines from the birthing process. Chiropractic adjustments are safe, gentle and are specialized for each child.
“We have been dealing with some issues with Colton and have been seeing a GI Specialist every 2 weeks at All Children’s for the past 2 months & they are just monitoring him and hope he just grows out of his issue. We took a chance to have Dr. Chris adjust Colton and it is slowly working! Thank You!”
“Our son has been adjusted since birth. After proper adjustments, he is not as fussy”
-Sarah and Richard
Pediatric Chiropractic Care for Autism
A child is diagnosed with autism every 16 minutes and is growing fast then the rate of AIDS and cancer combined. The latest research and studies link autism to childhood vaccines.
Chiropractic care offers an alternative to the conventional health care system. Chiropractic adjustments strengthen your child’s immunity, decreasing the probability of getting sick. You can learn more about vaccinations to make an informed decision for you and your family. Click below to view the National Vaccine Information Center.
Chiropractic Treatment for Children with ADHD
Today an increasing amount of ADHD kids are receiving additional mediations, such as anti-anxiety and anti-depressants, which can be extremely dangerous to combine.
Chiropractors work directly with the nervous system and the alignment of vertebra around it. A recent study on the positive changes with ADHD with chiropractic care showed behavior improvement, decrease in temper tantrums, enhanced speech quality and better short-term memory and best of all increased attention duration. Click the image to see how Chiropractic can help.
Many children suffer from bedwetting. However, many children are getting amazing result with chiropractic care. A spinal misalignment puts direct pressure on the nervous system and decreases the body’s ability to function properly. The nerves of the lower spine are the same nerves that control the bladder and lower extremities.