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Dr. Jessica Dachowski, DC, DICCP

Have you ever wondered how and why certain chiropractors treat newborn children?

After all, the child is not complaining about back pain or headaches, so why would they need their little spine checked? In many cases, we have concluded that even though an adjustment performed by a pediatric chiropractic specialist is not the first thing that every parent thinks about after the birth of their child, there are some compelling reasons to make the case that it probably should be.


Need to talk now? Call the clinic at: 907.562.3060

At Whole Family Chiropractic, we recognize that the way a child’s spine develops in their first year of life can be a significant determining factor in the level of overall health and wellness that they reach for the rest of their life. The reason is relatively simple in that the health of an individual’s structure will determine their ability to function. Whether speaking about the health and vitality of an adult or a child, any deviation of the spine from a normal healthy position will contribute to dysfunction and disease in the body due to the impact on the nerves and spinal cord that the spine protects like a suit of armor.
Physical traumas are the primary causes of spinal changes leading to a weakened body and health of a newborn, and as a matter of fact, the process of being born is often the very first trauma that we may experience in life. Many times a traumatic birth involves the spine being injured during or shortly after the delivery process which can then result in nervous system damage or interference, as well as soft tissue tears or joint misalignments leading to functional limitations. Birth injuries resulting from a prolonged delivery, a Caesarian section or a delivery that required forceps or vacuum extraction procedures, in-utero constraint, an unusual presentation of the baby, and many more can cause an individual segment of the spine or a region to shift from its normal healthy alignment. This ‘shift’ in the spine is called a Subluxation, and it can happen immediately before, during, or after birth.
In our office, Dr. Jessica Dachowski is available to consult with concerned families about how advanced pediatric chiropractic care can assist in the recovery of a birth trauma incurred by mother, baby, or both. She is uniquely trained and certified as Alaska’s only board-certified Diplomate in Pediatrics and Pregnancy and has the knowledge and expertise to treat patients suffering from these conditions while achieving phenomenal results. She knows and understands firsthand that issues such as colic, bedwetting, inability to latch, constipation, vomiting and spitting up, and a variety of other symptoms that an infant may present with can be related to subluxations resulting from the birth process. She can carefully evaluate the spine of your child to determine any issues of abnormal alignment leading to health problems, and then provide a simple solution by correcting these misalignments with gentle, advanced chiropractic pediatric methods so that the need for medications and surgeries can be avoided or reduced altogether.
If you and your baby have endured a traumatic birth or wish to reduce the possibility of experiencing one, then being evaluated by our pediatric chiropractic specialist to determine whether you and your newborn are candidates for care is a great place to start. After all, one of the most cherished gifts any parent can give their child is a gift of health, feel free to reach out and receive the help you need.

Real Patient Testimonials

Read these real stories from real patients.

It's nice getting treated for the poor posture that I created over the years. Dr. Ryan and Dr. Jessica are both very knowledgeable in their trade. They've helped myself as well as my wife and our son in regards to back problems and other health issues that I never knew were associated with posture.

Robert Gillespie
October, 2017

Whole Family has worked wonders for not only myself but my 3-month-old son as well. I had horrible sciatic nerve pain in my lower back and then it moved to my leg. I was unable to sleep and had a hard time working. Thanks to Dr. Jessica I was able to sleep and continue working throughout my pregnancy.

Jen Camilli Landmesser
September, 2017

Dr. Jessica was phenomenal and worked with me to get my pelvis aligned and my spine adjusted to help with my pain. I started having shooting pain down my legs at 30 weeks. With regular chiropractic care, I was able to work on my feet up until the weekend before I delivered. Thank you!

Kaylee Whitehouse Jenkins
August, 2017

Whole Family Chiropractic is the best care we've ever had! Without Dr. Ryan, my husband and I would not be where we are today. The entire team is amazing and extremely caring! We highly recommend everyone to come here and at least try it out. Very family friendly! Thank you, guys!

Valerie Lawrey
February, 2018

I have always and will always love Whole Family Chiropractic. The doctors and staff are professional, loving, and very much my extended family. They've taken care of my whole family through pregnancies & injuries and day to day care. I trust Dr. Ryan and Dr. Jessica with everyone I love.

Karaina Magana
October, 2017

Dr. Ryan and all of his staff are TOP NOTCH! They are passionate about the health of their patients and always make every effort to make each visit a step in the right direction towards good health. Dr Ryan has set me back on a course of lifting without pain and pulling the big numbers that I want to see!!!

Ryan Baker
March, 2017

Easily the best Chiropractic experience I have had. They are invested in healing the body and don't just mask the problems with temporary fixes. Dr Ryan fixed my issues with swollen joints and horrible back and hip pain. My energy is boosted and my health is better overall. Thank you!

LeeAnna Chronister
March, 2016

Very family-oriented, super friendly and helpful staff. The care I received during my pregnancy alleviated my hip pain. The care my 10-year-old receives has helped to diminish his ADD symptoms to where his teachers told us what a huge difference they noticed! Thank you, Dr. Jessica!

Manica Moser
April, 2016

Whole Family Chiropractic was a great experience. Every time I came in they greeted me by name. They treated me like family. I highly recommend going to Whole Family Chiropractic. You'll have a great experience and they will fix your problems with your neck or back. It helped me tremendously.

Rich Poulin
May, 2016

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