Can a chiropractor really help a child do better in school, or sleep through the night? A growing number of parents say “yes” and some are bringing babies as young as a day old to a chiropractor’s office. Dr. Heather Iannelli in Fort Wright, Ky., started having migraines when she was 5 years old but didn’t see a chiropractor until she was 20. That one visit changed her life and her career path.
“I’m not going to that freak, that’s what I said,” Dr. Iannelli admitted to saying after her mother, who happened to be cleaning a chiropractor’s office, pushed her into her first visit.
Now, though, Dr. Iannelli helps children like 10-year-old Jeremy Holland of Independence, Ky. Adopted at 2 years old, Jeremy started living with Patty Holland and her husband when he was 11 days old. Even as a newborn, Holland says she could tell Jeremy was in pain.
“He didn’t want to be touched. He didn’t want to be changed. At two months we were having these issues but it took me until six months to get him here,” Holland said.
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