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Dr. Robin L. Baker
Wausau , Wisconsin
United States of America

I have a history of migraines that have always been associated with hormonal changes; and since starting peri-menopause five years ago, the migraines dramatically increased. Typically five-six migraines a week complicated by TMJ and allergies too. I began treatment at Baker Borski Chiropractic about 15 months ago. I was referred by a specialty dentist, Dr. Krawsowski who works hand in hand with atlas focused treatment. Thank goodness Baker Borski is in Wausau, as travel would have been painful. I do see a neurologist and ophthalmologist as well as part of my treatment for migraines. These practices have complemented each other very well in my recovery efforts. Thanks to everyone I’m down to 2-3 migraines per week. I am optimistic that these numbers will decrease even further as the months go by. I am so grateful to the staff and Drs. Baker and Borski for being so flexible and seeing that I can get relief. Without them I would be stuck in a dark room the majority of my days, like I was prior to their help. High recommendations from me are free!

By Karen
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Kids Corner

Chiropractic care is exceptionally safe for infants and children. This is well established in the scientific literature. The question that comes to mind may be “why would an infant or child need to be adjusted?”

The human spine has 24 vertebral segments, which can misalign as early as the birthing process or anytime after. These misalignments (called spinal subluxations) can result from a traumatic, induced or prolonged birth, falls while learning to stand and walk, an auto accident, or sports and play injuries.

Some indications to parents that a child may need chiropractic care can be eating/feeding problems, sleep difficulties, restricted movements, pain, unexplained behavioral changes or crying/fussing.

Chiropractors typically see pediatric patients for these top ten reasons: earache, neck pain, general check up, headache, upper respiratory infection, low back pain, allergies, asthma, bedwetting/enuresis, and mid/upper back pain. Chiropractic is a safe, natural, and effective approach to wellness without drugs and surgery.

The first step in getting chiropractic care for an infant or child is to have a qualified Doctor of Chiropractic consult with the parent(s), conduct a thorough medical examination and if warranted, take appropriate film studies to precisely determine whether the condition can be addressed by the Chiropractor.

Doctors of Chiropractic can now specialize in many different areas such as orthopedics, neurology, sports rehabilitation, and pediatrics. Doctors are required to take additional educational courses for approximately 2-3 years in addition to their doctoral degrees in order to claim specialization. They are also required to continually update their education each year within their area of specialization.

Chiropractic adjustments vary widely in technique and can be done by hand or instrument. Adjusting children would obviously require much less force than for an adult. Instrument adjusting is even lighter in force and in some cases uses only ounces of pressure. Finding a doctor and type of adjusting the parent is comfortable with is an important step in getting care for their child.

At Baker Borski Chiropractic, we primarily use light force instrument adjusting with infants and children. Although only Dr. Baker has a Pediatric Diplomate, both doctors employ light instrument adjusting with the Activator Method and Atlas Orthogonal Upper Cervical Technique. Only a Doctor of Chiropractic is educated and trained to apply specific adjustments to the spine, causing release of nerve pressure and joint fixation to allow the body to naturally heal. Chiropractors have been adjusting for well over 100 years with outstanding safety. Generally the adjustments do not hurt, but the sudden movement initially may cause alarm in the small child and they cry from the unexpectedness. This passes quickly.