Can Newborns Go to a Chiropractor?

We highly encourage getting your newborn checked out by a chiropractor! Now, you may have some questions in regards to pediatric chiropractic care and we are here to answer those for you! Listed below are the most frequently asked pediatric related questions we get in our office, but if you have any additional questions, please give us a call at 916-625-6395!


FAQ 1: Should newborns go to the chiropractor? Newborns should be checked for spinal subluxations considering how traumatic the birthing process can be for babies! Parents will bring their babies in to a chiropractor if they are experiencing colic, constipation, trouble sleeping, shoulder dystocia, torticollis, head rotation issues, and a number of other concerns.

FAQ 2: How soon can babies see a chiropractor? Babies can be seen any time after birth. We typically recommend bringing your baby in within the first 4-6 weeks to make sure they are able to grow with an optimally functioning nervous system and spinal subluxation free!

FAQ 3: Can chiropractors adjust babies? Chiropractors can adjust babies! Chiropractors that have training through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association are properly trained on how to work with babies. Adjustments on babies are much different than adults because the bones are not completely ossified.

FAQ 4: Does chiropractic help infant congestion? Chiropractic does not treat infant congestion, but it can help by removing interferences from the nervous system, which will in turn allow the immune system to function better.

FAQ 5: What does a pediatric chiropractor do? Pediatric chiropractors can assess your child for spinal misalignments and restricted motion. We also check reflexes, cranial bones, and soft tissue to make sur everything is functioning optimally!

Why Consistency is Key to an Exceptional Quality of Life

One of the most commonly heard words in our office is the word “consistency”. Consistency really determines how quickly you’re going to start seeing the results of the care you have just committed to here in the office. How consistent you are with not only coming in for your scheduled adjustments, but also keeping up with the at home routines as well, will show the Doctor just how committed you are to improving your overall quality of life! That is truly our end goal here; to help guide you and your body to an exceptional quality of life so you can conquer your goals with ease! So, naturally, the only way you are going to see results in anything you do is by staying consistent. The definition of the word consistent is: “Acting or done in the same way over time, especially so as to be fair or accurate.” Coming in and getting adjusted consistently is the primary way to get the relief and progress you were seeking before starting your health journey. Those who fall off of a schedule tend to stop seeing results, and then begin to feel discouraged about their health journey. When the progress is not happening, it can be really frustrating. That’s why being on top of your schedule is important! If you miss an appointment, be sure to make it up and get back on track. The best way to see results is to stay consistent and have a realistic view on the care you are receiving. If you are committed to being healthy and doing whatever necessary to stay that way, then you are definitely on the right path to living a happy and healthy life!


By: Peyton Reyes

Back to School Tips for a Healthy Mind, Body, and Soul

By: Dr. Tod Williams D.C


Class is back in session! The beginning of the new school year can be a fun and exciting time for your kids, but it can also be a stressful time. The beginning of the school year can be stressful for students, like meeting new teachers, getting back into the routine, and the work load of classes. So, as we start the new school, year let’s learn some tips to help set up our kids for success!


Tip #1: Choose the Right Backpack to Avoid Back Pain!

Our kids might want to go for the backpack that shows off their personality, but unfortunately, it may not offer a ton of support. We want the straps of a backpack to be wide and cushioned, and if we can find backpack that has the third strap that connects across the chest, that’s even better. The third strap across the chest helps with weight distribution, reducing stress and relieving pressure off the shoulders.

Another important tip is to make sure your child is wearing the backpack correctly. Wearing the backpack with just one strap on the shoulder might look cool, but carrying all the weight of the back pack on one side of the body can lead to misalignments to the spine!


Tip #2: Proper Posture in Class!

When sitting at a desk for hours each day over the course of the school year, it is important for your child to be practicing proper posture. Hunching over the desk and slouching can cause neck, shoulder, and back issues. To help prevent hunching over and their head from tilting over their shoulders, it will help to get a standing desk that tilts toward them to keep their books and homework at eye level. You can also teach them a couple stretches to do at their desk, especially for when standing is not an option! Those stretches will improve their spinal health and their ability to concentrate in class!


Tip #3: Keep Your Child Adjusted!

Regular chiropractic care will boost the overall health of your child. Chiropractic adjustments will help manage your child’s stress levels. Chiropractic care will also help boost your child’s immune system so they avoid getting sick throughout the school year. Being healthy allows them to avoid less sick days and falling behind in their classes. Better physical health will ultimately lead to better mental health!

Is Homeschooling Right for You and Your Family?

With so much going on in the world, many parents are left wondering what their options are in regards to sending their kids to school. Watch this video to learn more about homeschooling, the different options that come with it, and to find out if it might be the right fit for you and your kiddos!

How to Support Healthy Spine Development for your Baby

The #1 Reason Not to Use a Baby Jumper.

? In this video, Dr. Sahota talks about topics like “Tummy Time,” and how to support healthy spinal development for your baby, including the #1 reason to AVOID a baby jumper.

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Dr. Ranvir Sahota received his doctor of chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose, CA. Prior to starting Synapse Chiropractic he practiced at Southcenter Chiropractic, one of the longest running chiropractic clinics in Washington State. Dr. Sahota has extensive post-graduate training in corrective care, pediatrics, and pregnant women. His knowledge and experience with pregnant women and children allow him to provide the highest quality care. He has had extensive training and is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. He is also certified in Websters Technique, the International College of Applied Kinesiology and utilizes Torque Release Technique. Dr. Sahota is passionate about educating and supporting families in his community through specific chiropractic care so that babies, children, and adults may live a life of greater health. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Sahota is a licensed chiropractor in Rocklin, California. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Sahota and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Dr. Ranvir Sahota, D.C., and Synpase Chiropractic are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site.