Chiropractic for Children and Babies

Home Treatments Chiropractic for Children and Babies
Many Babies Have a Rough Start in Life

Chiropractic can assist in “wry neck”, flat head, irritable baby reflux, colic and other concerns.

Some common presenting issues for the presenting child are

  • Poor sleep
  • Growing pains
  • Delayed walking
  • Bottom walking
  • Feet turned in/out
  • Toe walking
  • Headaches
  • Clumsiness
  • Constant tripping and falling
  • Joint pain, ankle, knee, hip, wrist, elbow

The aim of Chiropractic is not to treat any of these conditions (or any other symptom), but merely to remove any interference and allow the body to adapt and repair itself.

Are Babies Always Born Perfect When They Enter the World?
Many people do not understand and can be surprised to find that babies, some only a few days old, have their spines examined and assessed by Chiropractors.

Even under optimal conditions the birth process is potentially a traumatic experience for a newborn. Delivery of the newborn may involve large forces to the baby’s back and neck. This is potentially the first opportunity for spinal/nerve and or muscle damage to occur.

Unexplained crying could be from discomfort in their muscles, or joints and irritation to their nerves. A Chiropractor trained in working with children and infants can assess for joint concerns or nerve damage. A difficult delivery or the use of forceps or caesareans for instance, may further increase the stress on the baby’s spine.

Most Common Birth Injuries
The most common and most significant birth injuries are neurological.

This is particularly problematic because it is a time of greatest development of the nervous system. Fortunately, it is the most receptive time for repair.
If you have noticed your baby turns only to one side or has a flat spot or bald spot on their head, and orthopaedic and neurological assessment from one of our Chiropractors could help avoid problems worsening.

Chiropractic for infants is extremely gentle. The amount of force needed to help an infant’s musculo/skeletal system is no more pressure than an adult can tolerate on the eyeball.

Providing the problems are not left too long babies and children tend to respond more quickly than adults.

Chiropractic Care & Colic (Video)

Chiropractic & Posture (Video)

Neck Pain (Video)

Chiro & Falls Risk (Video)

Chiropractic and Enuresis

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