Children’s Issues

Children's Issues

Strengthening Your Child’s Immune System


  • pediatric-doctor-forest-lakeThe cornerstone of good health is a properly functioning immune system.
  • Strengthening the immune system of the entire family, starting with the children at birth, should be a top priority for all parents.
  • The job of the immune system is to protect and defend the body against infection from disease-producing microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites that live in our environment.


Asthma is the #1 cause of hospitalization in children. Chiropractic care can help prevent and reduce asthma related issues without medication. Drugs cover up the symptoms rather than focusing on prevention and many dangerous and hazardous side effects. Prevention, such as chiropractic adjustments are often more effective and more beneficial long term than medications. Dr. Gerard explains how Chiropractic can help with Asthma –>


A child is diagnosed with autism every 16 minutes and is growing fast then the rate of AIDS and cancer combined. The latest research and studies link autism to childhood vaccines.

Chiropractic care offers an alternative to the conventional health care system. Chiropractic adjustments strengthen your child’s immunity, decreasing the probability of getting sick. You can learn more about vaccinations to make an informed decision for you and your family.


Stimulant-based treatment for ADHD began the 1930s. Today an increasing amount of ADHD kids are receiving additional mediations, such as anti-anxiety and anti-depressants, which can be extremely dangerous to combine.

Chiropractors work directly with the nervous system and the alignment of vertebra around it. A recent study on the positive changes with ADHD with chiropractic care showed behavior improvement, decrease in temper tantrums, enhanced speech quality and better short-term memory and best of all increased attention duration.


Many children suffer from bedwetting. However, many children are getting amazing result with chiropractic care. A spinal misalignment puts direct pressure on the nervous system and decreases the body’s ability to function properly.

Ear Infections

Non-drug alternative…doctors of chiropractic correct vertebral misalignments with safe and gentle maneuvers called chiropractic adjustments. Researchers state the spinal adjustments resulted in fewer episodes of otitis media (ear infections) and fewer surgical procedures compared to children who received usual care. See what Dr. Gerard has to say about ear infections to the right.

In a study of 46 children, all under the age of 5, 93% recovered with chiropractic intervention alone. Chiropractors believe the blockage of the Eustachian tube occurs when a tiny muscle called tensor veli palatini dysfunctions. V

Vertebral misalignments interfere with the nerve flow to the muscle. The dysfunction is cause by impingement of the nerve that comes from the spinal cord. Correcting the misalignment allows for proper nerve flow to the muscle and allows the Eustachian tube to drain properly.


“Our daughter was adjusted within her first 12 hours of life.  After the adjustment and since being under regular care, she is not fussy.” – Roland and Vanessa


Chiropractors are highly educated in the detection and treatment of scoliosis. Measurements of the spinal curvatures on the x-rays allow for proper diagnosis. Research shows that chiropractic adjustments reduces the lateral curvatures of the spine and decreases the need for surgery.

Other Children Testimonials

forest_lake_chiropractic“My 5 year old son has been coming here for 5 months now. For a couple of years he was having growing pains in his legs at night, I noticed recently that it’s been a long time since he has woken up with leg pain. I believe the adjustments have been very beneficial to his health!” – Julie Hol. & Jordan

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Lakewoods Chiropractic
255 Highway 97, # 2A,
Forest Lake, MN 55025
Phone: (651) 464-0800
E-Mail: [email protected]

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385 Google reviews
September 26, 2022.
I am amazed at how much better I feel since coming to Lakewoods. The doctors and staff are amazing.
Lukas Drayna
Lukas Drayna
September 21, 2022.
Great friendly staff. They focus on the target area’s to ensure your body is happy and healthy !
Michael F.
Michael F.
September 13, 2022.
Lakewoods Chiropractic is awesome. Friendly, welcoming, and professional Environment. They make you feel comfortable. Definitely recommend Lakewoods. I'm well on the road to recovery. Keep up the good work.
August 30, 2022.
Definitely recommend Lakewoods. When I went in I was in very rough shape. After a few weeks of adjustments I'm feeling better then ever. Great staff and very knowledgeable. They take the time to really make you understand the process.
Eric Russell
Eric Russell
August 25, 2022.
Jason and his staff are the best. Since my 1st visit, they always informed on your progress and had your health as #1 priority.
Angel L Colon Jr
Angel L Colon Jr
August 11, 2022.
Excellent service, friendly accommodating staff. Awesome family friendly services. Highly recommend!!!
Carrie Davis
Carrie Davis
August 3, 2022.
By far the best chiropractor I’ve ever used. They customize a plan just for you and don’t use a one size fits all approach. I wouldn’t recommend anyone else!! Thank you!!!
Justin W
Justin W
July 28, 2022.
Great place!
Jennifer Thelen
Jennifer Thelen
July 21, 2022.
I have been experiencing low back pain for at least 10 rememberable years and decided on a whim to try chiropractic care at Lakewoods. I had never been to a chiropractor before so I had no expectations that it would work or not but after just my first adjustment I had instant relief for the first time in 10 years. I have since been super impressed with how everything has been explained to me and how my care plan has been formed. The staff are all very kind and have been very helpful as well!