Paediatric Chiropractic Care
Helping Healthy Musculoskeletal Development for Babies, Children and Adolescents
Chiropractic care is not only for adults. Patients of all ages can benefit from Chiropractic care; the treatment is modified appropriately according to the age of the patient. From birth to adulthood, our bodies undergo a significant amount of changes as we grow. It is essential to maintain our spines and nervous systems so that we can enjoy unrestricted movement and avoid pain well into our senior years.
You may be wondering, “Why would a new-born baby need a chiropractor?”
Remember that his or her development started in the womb. During that time a baby may be in an awkward position. Then comes the birthing process. Whether you have natural or surgical birth, it is considered a traumatic event for a little body. Both instances can cause misalignment to the spine (subluxations).
It happens, it’s common, and it’s not your fault! What’s important is to correct these subluxations so that nerves signals between the brain and body function normally for healthy development. If uncorrected, more severe problems can present later in life.
One of the most significant benefits of Paediatric Chiropractic Care is relief from symptoms of Colic.
This often described as “irritability, fussing, or crying lasting for a total of three hours a day and occurring on more than three days in any one week for a period of three weeks.” - Dr Morris Wessel, paediatrician.
We naturally encourage you to see your paediatrician first to rule out any other underlying conditions. If there are indications of pain or neuro-musculoskeletal dysfunction, chiropractic adjustment is a drug-free way to relieve these symptoms.
The Key Benefits of Paediatric Chiropractic Care
A healthy spine promotes a healthy nervous system and proper function of the muscles.
Maintaining spinal health throughout your growing years enables you to be active, strong and get the most of your body well into your senior years.
Improve the symptoms of: Colic, Reflux, Irritability, Discomfort, Middle ear infections and fluid in the ear.
Relief from difficulties with: Sleep, Feeding and digestion, Growing pains and assists maintenance and function of the immune system.
When Should You Consider Paediatric Chiropractic Care?
The overall benefits of Chiropractic care can contribute to the health, wellness and happiness of a family. Many parents are choosing to have their children checked periodically by specialised Paediatric chiropractors to give them the best chance at growth and development.
Give your child a healthy head-start in their biomechanical development.