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Mon 9am-12pm & 2pm-6pm
Tue 2pm - 6pm
Wed 8am - 12pm
Thurs 9am-12pm & 2pm-6pm
Fri - Sun Closed

117 Sheraton Drive
Salem, Virginia 24153



Caring for the next generation starts before your beautiful babies take their first breath. Drs. Joe and Brittany are specially trained to care for expecting moms-to-be. We know it is incredibly important to limit the amount of stress mom-to-be experiences in her pregnancy and during labor. Enjoy our custom office settings that include the use of pregnancy pillows during adjustments and even our own nursing and changing room for your precious newborns.

As we continue to see a climb in C-section rates, chronic infant health issues and mortality rates, Drs. Joe and Brittany feel it is incredibly important to have all children checked for subluxation after birth. Subluxation is caused by a misalignment and fixation within the spine that puts added stress on the rapidly developing body. The birth process is a very common cause of subluxation, especially those that resulted in many interventions. Drs. Joe and Brittany are trained to detect and remove these subluxations, and doing so will help reduce irritation to the nervous system and ensure that ill health does not follow your child.

Pregnancy & chiropractic care

Expecting“From week 20 of my pregnancy to Kai’s first adjustment at 2 days old, we have seen a constant improvement in our health” – Regina P.

There’s no questioning the health of a pregnant woman is of most importance as her health has a direct effect on her child’s growth and development. We understand our care affects both the comfort and well-being of mom AND baby. Chiropractic care reaches far beyond treating pain as mom-to-be’s body is going through changes. Ensuring proper nervous system function, spinal alignment and mobility; our care optimizes baby’s development and gives baby plenty of room to grow in the womb. These benefits contribute to mom as she prepares for labor. Chiropractic care helps mom prepare for a safe and natural birth process – something often overlooked today; but is of critical importance to the health of both mom and baby. A woman’s body is designed perfectly for the birth process. With cesarean rates and medical interventions on the rise, today’s pregnancies are often viewed as a “medical condition”. We believe that difficulties typically only arise if mom is functioning at less than 100%, which is where intervention becomes an option as a last resort.


Breastfeeding is not always easy! Many new mothers face challenges along the way. If your baby will not latch, will only feed from one breast, must be turned like a football to eat, or cannot turn her head to one side, there may be hidden stress that is preventing her from being able to breastfeed comfortably and properly. This may be due to interference within the baby’s nervous system and development centers. Many parents are turning to chiropractic care to improve latching and breastfeeding outcomes.

The birth process

A child can have trouble breastfeeding for many different reasons. However, the most common reason for breastfeeding issues is due the birth process. Depending on the type of delivery, an average of 90 pounds of force is used when pulling the baby out. As you can imagine this can cause a great deal of stress to the baby’s upper cervical spine (a critical area for neurological development located in the upper neck) and therefore to the master control system (the nervous system).

Chiropractic care and breastfeeding

Pediatric chiropractic adjustments gently restore normal physiological function to the child. When this happens, the baby may be able to breastfeed more comfortably. Many parents imagine a pediatric adjustment to be similar to an adjustment for adults. This could not be further from the truth. The force used when adjusting an infant is no more than the pressure used to check a ripe tomato.

Research from the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics documented 114 infants who were referred to a chiropractic office for failure to adequately feed at the breast. Every single infant in the study showed improvement, with 78% of those able to exclusively breastfeed following chiropractic care!

If you are having trouble breastfeeding, please contact our office to see how we can help!

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