Chiropractic & Children
Many parents today are looking for health care for their children that is safe and effective. Chiropractic is often where these parents turn to achieve this goal. Because chiropractic care is so gentle and safe chiropractors are able to effectively treat expectant mums throughout their pregnancy, newborns, infants and children of all ages.
Chiropractic care of children can begin with the newborn. Even with advancements in medicine, “natural” childbirth methods can produce significant spinal trauma. According to research nervous system dysfunction caused by a malfunctioning spine as a result of the birth process or other traumas can result in such commonly seen conditions as:
Recent rise in the diagnosis of such conditions as Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis and Autism have spurred research into preventative treatments. While still in the early stages, some studies have shown incorporation of chiropractic care can make positive lifestyle changes in both instances.
Children’s immune and nervous systems regenerate at a faster rate than adults, and children under chiropractic care are often reported by their parents to improve faster from common coughs and colds and seem healthier. Studies have shown that chiropractic adjustments are safer than giving your child aspirin or over-the-counter-pain relief.
In today’s ever changing environment many of the complaints suffered by children are brushed aside, often given the title of “growing pains”. With the growing use of computers, laptops, computer games many children are showing signs of repetitive strains, poor posture, cramping and even headaches resulting from the use of these devices. Here at our clinic we not only provide effective treatment to repair the injured site but also provide appropriate advice to minimise the recurrence of them.
Chiropractic is also one of the few professions in today’s society that looks for and addresses scoliosis and degenerative childhood syndromes. We can perform structural assessments at any age to track their progress with key milestones to ensure your child is at their optimum health.
Paediatric adjustments are completely gentle and safe. As Chiropractors we are trained to know exactly where to adjust a child and we apply no more pressure than you would use to test the ripeness of a tomato. Techniques utilised are altered so as to provide a specifically tailored treatment strategy for their age, size and unique spinal condition. As chiropractors we realign your child’s spine and use simple yet effective techniques that create postural changes and decrease the likelihood of developing structural complaints as an adult.
Do you know a child who could benefit from chiropractic care?
References: Back Talk Systems 2006, Patient Media 2004