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Pediatrics

Why the emphasis on children?

I find it incredibly concerning and unacceptable that kids in this country are sicker than ever before. Not only that our kids are sicker but they are also more medicated than ever before in our modern history. It simply does not make sense to me and honestly breaks my heart. As a parent, there is nothing more stressful and upsetting than seeing your child suffering. We have gotten so used to thinking within the box, accepting the “reality” and not look for other means of intervention. I am here to tell you that not only chiropractic can help your child but also that it could improve their health dramatically in ways you did not even allowed yourself to imagine. Most parents, unfortunately, accepted that their child will never be as healthy or vital as their peers, simply because that’s what our society allowed them to believe. My practice is a place of hope, a place where we are focused on solutions not problems, possibilities not impossibilities. You will always feel inspired and motivated to keep moving forward and most important you will always be listened to. As parents, we simply want somebody to assure us that we are not alone and that you we have someone in your corner to support you along this journey. I am here for you and your family and it will be my honor and privilege to care for you and your loved ones.

Some Facts

Chiropractic is all about the nervous system and making sure it is functioning at a 100% all of the time so we can live the life we were meant to. When our nervous system (Brain, spinal cord and delicate nerves) are injured due to trauma (physical, emotional, chemical) the function in our body and our ability to stay healthy is reduced dramatically. The first trauma we sustain happens during the birth process and is called “Traumatic Birth Syndrome” (TBS). Traumatic birth syndrome happens to 80%-90% of all births today and is a major contributor to most pediatric health issues we are familiar with and help in our practice on a daily basis:

  • Developmental delays
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Seizures
  • ADHD, Dyslexia
  • Autism
  • Digestion issues
  • Sleeping Problems
  • Learning Disorders
  • Behavioral issues
  • Torticollis
  • Ear infections
  • Asthma
  • Reflux / Colic
  • Plagiocephaly
  • Lip/Tongue Tie
  • Scoliosis
  • Immune system issues
  • Bed wetting problems

Children are our future, literally, if not starting with them so who should we start with? Or when should we start? When parents realize how much trauma (Physical, Emotional and Chemical) a child sustains during the birth process and even prior to birth they can’t wait to start care in my office. Parents want chiropractic care for their child not because something is wrong, but because they want to optimize their health and wellbeing and prevent any future health issues (the ones we all see as adults). A growing child sustains thousands of falls, injuries and other traumas by the time they are three years old. Actually, a child’s brain undergoes an amazing period of development from birth to three - producing more than a million neural connections each second. Between conception and age three, a child’s brain undergoes an impressive amount of change. At birth, it already has about all of the neurons it will ever have.

It doubles in size in the first year, and by age three it has reached 80% of its adult volume. (http://www.urbanchildinstitute.org/why-0-3/baby-and-brain).

One of the greatest benefits of Chiropractic care for infants/ kids is proper brain and nervous system development.

Why an Infant's spine should be checked regularly by a chiropractor

By the time children have reached 4 years of age they have fallen literally thousands of times. Just like adults, children's spines are made of individual vertebrae that can get misaligned resulting in pressure on nerves, spinal cord and may lead to long term damage. Additional causes to spinal subluxations could be: Birth trauma (difficult delivery, forceps, vacuum, C- section), improper baby carrying, and excessive time in car seats can that cause dangerous spinal misallignments that present as common newborn health complaints such as:

  • Developmental delays, torticullis, Plagiocephaly (assymetrical skull).
  • Colic
  • Reflux
  • Earaches
  • Excessive Crying
  • Breastfeeding, dysfunction, latching issues
  • Constipation

Toddlers/Young Children

As our children grow and become toddlers; learning how to walk, repeated injuries and falls, childhood sports and playground falls can cause dangerous spinal subluxations in young children that may cause:

  • Scoliosis
  • Bed-Wetting
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders (ADHD, ADD, Autism. etc.)
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Headaches

Teenagers

In their teenage years, children are at the last stage of spinal development, things like poor posture, wearing heavy backpacks, and playing contact sports may cause a multitude of conditions like:

  • Headaches
  • Poor Posture
  • Scoliosis
  • PMS
  • ADD/ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Depression, Anxiaty
  • Back Pain

Chiropractic care may prevent many of these condition and provide an optimal development and health for your child throughout his life.


What is ADD/ADHD?

Developmental disorder is often the reason of an imbalance between the right and left hemispheres of the brain, in particular a weakness of the right side of the brain compared to the left side. This often occurs as the result of a delay in development of specific areas of the brainstem and right cortex during normal development or often due to injury to the right hemisphere of the brain which causes a delay in functioning on that side. The definition or terms ADD/ADHD are all related to the same right brain imbalance but with different presentations or symptoms. A child with ADD/ADHD will can often be described as a happy and outgoing child, curious and impulsive, fearless, has difficulties with non-verbal communication (eye contact, facial expression), great in verbal communication. Kids with ADD/ADHD may have difficulties in completing tasks but great in planning them. They may have difficulties with being aware of the world around them or the "big picture".

Chiropractic Care and ADD/ADHD:

We will start by doing an in-depth physical examination and a thorough review of birth, infancy, and mother’s history during pregnancy, family history, as well as any relevant information up to the day of the examination. We will than determine the specific care that patient needs and present the report of finding to the family and start care according to the recommendations we provide. Additional exercises to accommodate our progress may be given to the child as homework.

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  • ""I started getting chiropractic care from Dr. Ofek when I was trying to get pregnant. I was told it could help after many doctors visits with fertility doctors that gave us little hope. Dr. Ofek was great and took the time with me to understand my situation and explain things to me. Not long after I started I indeed got pregnant naturally and have a beautiful baby girl now. Thanks Ofek Chiropractic.""
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  • ""We began seeing Dr. Amit for my 8 week old son mainly because he had an externally rotated foot. He also was not sleeping well on his back due to reflux. Dr. Amit took the time to listen to and address our concerns. He carefully and compassionately treated our son, explaining the process with every visit. We have been getting regular adjustments for about a month now and have already noticed some improvement in his foot. He is much happier and sleeping longer while lying on his back and his range of motion in his neck has greatly improved. I’d definitely recommend Dr. Amit for your family chiropractic needs.""
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    Mattie
  • ""I came to Dr. Ofek at 38 weeks pregnant in desperation because i couldn't walk without assistance. the pelvic pain and lower back pain was unbearable i wasn't sleeping. Went to hospital and because i wasn't in labor there was nothing they could do. I went and got adjusted and instantly felt a whole lot better!!! I could walk without it feeling like my hips and pelvic bones were gonna break. I went back 3 days in a row and it made a world of difference. I delivered my baby 3 days later. I'm going back today only 3 days after delivery to get everything back in line.""
    Amy
  • "Dr. Ofek was such an important part of my healthcare during my pregnancy. Although I was seeing a chiropractor, by the start of my 3rd trimester I was having extreme low back pain and was having trouble walking and getting through the day. I have a very active job and was worried I would have to stop working early which would limit my time at home with my baby after delivery. I switched practices and started to work with Dr. Ofek. By the 3rd visit I was feeling much better. After a few more visits I started to feel better than ever. I went on a two mile hike at 39 weeks and enjoyed every minute of it! Now I tell everyone I meet about the amazing effectiveness of the Webster technique and how much I appreciate Dr. Ofek.""
    Heather
  • ""We have been taking my 3.5 month old son to Dr. Ofek for a few weeks now to correct a flat spot on his head and to help with the fact that he was only turning his head to one side. After just a couple sessions I started to see improvement. My sons neck strength is much better now and he willingly turns his head both ways, even while sleeping!""
    Ruch
  • ""Dr. Ofek is the best! My son was born with torticollis (tightening of the neck muscle) on his left side which caused him to favor his right side and develop plagiocephaly. After many months of physical therapy, we had very little improvement with his torticollis. My son was facing possible surgery to fix the neck muscle and that was the last thing I wanted to do. I was very skeptical about taking my infant son to a chiropractor but Dr. Ofek was very knowledgeable of his condition and had tons of experience with babies. Within 3 weeks of seeing Dr. Ofek, my son graduated from physical therapy with absolutely no signs of torticollis and no need for surgery!!! He will also have his cranial helmet off next month that was needed to correct the plagiocephaly (flat spot) he developed in the process. I can't praise Dr. Ofek enough! He has been such a blessing to us!""
    Tiffany

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