Chiropractic Care for Children & Babies

The stress of birth can place strain on the infant spine and nervous system. Both natural and assisted (forceps or ventouse) deliveries are a factor in how well your newborn adapts to being in the world.

Many newborn health complaints such as colic, reflux, sleeping issues, breastfeeding difficulties, asymmetries to the headshape and irritable baby may be associated to subluxations in the spine and cranium as a result of delivery.

How will I know if my baby needs a check up?

  • Baby has had a difficult labour or assisted delivery
  • Baby cannot suckle or feed effectively
  • Baby can only latch to one breast
  • Baby’s head favours one direction when they are lying down
  • Baby has head shape asymmetry
  • Baby cannot lie on his back without crying
  • Baby is fussy and unsettled a lot of the time

The Growing Child and Chiropractic

Many parents are now seeking chiropractic care to enhance their children’s health. Many spinal problems that are seen in adults often begin in childhood.

The teenage years are particularly important years to keep the spine and nervous system balanced as children are often very active in sport or are spending many hours on devices that have a negative effect on posture.

It’s important to understand that chiropractic is not trying to treat any of the many conditions that these children often present with. Chiropractors correct subluxations that may help enhance brain-body communication and overall health and wellbeing.

How will I know if my child needs a check up?

  • Poor sleep patterns
  • Developmental delays
  • Clumsy or uncoordinated
  • Recurrent illness
  • Poor posture
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Sensory integration issues
  • Problems regulating emotions
  • Constipation
  • Growing pains or other spinal pain
  • Scoliosis
  • And many more

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