Anxiety is a general term for disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension and worry. The safety mechanism of our body that is associated with anxiety is our fight or flight response (sympathetic nervous system). It is an intensified state that keeps us safe from danger and is critical to our survival. In some cases, when we experience anxiety, it can be a perception of danger, not actually real danger that creates a problem.

Maple Grove chiropractor Dr. Chadd Burkardt uses chiropractic techniques to help releive anxiety in children

The primary job of the nervous system is to perceive the environment and coordinate an appropriate response. The environment in this case means everything our bodies sense: what we eat or drink, the air we breathe, how we move, how we interact with others and much more.

Anxiety in children can present as high energy or very driven, putting immense pressure on themselves to perform and exhibiting perfectionistic tendencies, emotional unpredictability, outbursts or low confidence.


  • Sweating or trembling
  • Sleep issues
  • Feelings of danger or panic
  • Thinking about a problem repeatedly (rumination)
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Feeling nervous, restless or tense
  • Trouble staying calm

Chiropractic care does not treat child anxiety, nor is it a natural remedy of anxiety in children. Chiropractic adjustments create more activity in the prefrontal cortex, which is the part of the brain that helps determine if a fight or flight response is appropriate. The Wellery leverages scanning technology to identify the quantity and locations of neurological interference in the body. Through technology, we can objectively measure the sensory information being relayed to the brain and determine whether it is firing optimally, detecting if it is regulated and symmetrical. Chiropractic adjustments aid in the regulation of our sympathetic nervous system (the fight or flight response).

Child who suffered from anxiety found releif at The Wellery Chiropractic

Aleah’s Success Story

When Aleah first came to The Wellery her parents were concerned that she was exhibiting extreme stress and overwhelm, night terrors, sweating along and hair loss. This was stressful for the entire family, especially for Aleah, who was understandably very self-conscious about losing her hair. Her parents had tried numerous natural remedies, including Chinese medicine, homeopathy and functional medicine over a 3-year period, but the hair loss and sleeping challenges kept resurfacing.

After completing her chiropractic care plan, Aleah has been – and continues – to make amazing progress! She now has consistent hair growth. She is also sleeping better and when she previously would experience feelings of overwhelm and meltdowns, she is now finding more calm and emotional regulation.

We started taking our daughter to Dr. Chadd because she had hair loss, trouble sleeping, and difficulty regulating her emotions. We have seen significant improvement with all these! I started seeing Dr. Chadd, too. It’s helped keep my anxiety under control, and I had chronic pain in my shoulder that is finally gone! We highly recommend The Wellery!!!


Heather P.