Children & Infants

“Chiropractic care for my child? Why? Their back doesn’t hurt”. How often parents who appreciate the importance of check-ups for their child’s teeth, hearing, eyes, ears, nose and throat draw a blank when it comes to the spine. A spinal check-up could be one of the most important of their lives. Why? In the addition to the stress of childbirth, the constant jumping, falling, running, and bumping of normal childhood often causes “vertebral subluxations” with serious health consequences if not corrected.

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A newborns’ spine may be subject to abnormal stress as a result of a difficult birth, a breech presentation, caesarean birth, obstetrical error or abnormal in-utero position during the last trimester. Such spinal stress can lead to many health problems, as demonstrated in a paper from the European medical journal Manuelle Medizin, describing five-day-old infants with spinal nerve stress:

“The clinical picture ranges from central motor impairment and development (sleeplessness, in coordination, seizures) through….impairments of vegetative regulatory systems (vomiting, digestive problems, elimination problems), to lowered resistance to infections, especially to ear-nose-and throat infections”.

The article’s author, a medical doctor recommends chiropractic:

“Spinal adjustment frequently resulted in immediate cessation of crying, muscular relaxation and sleepiness…chiropractic can often bring about amazingly successful results…the success of chiropractic adjustment overshadows every other type of treatment”.

As children grow older, untreated “vertebral subluxations” may also spark headaches, back or neck pain and other health issues.

Keeping your child’s spine free from “vertebral subluxations” will help your child’s natural defences against disease.

Why not give your child the great advantage of this safer, more natural, non-drug form of health care? If your child has any of these conditions make sure their spine is checked by our qualified chiropractor at Chiro 4 Family Wellness. If treatment is required, a safe, gentle and effective manoeuvre is given called an “adjustment”.

  • Fever
  • Croup
  • Poor posture
  • Nervousness
  • Constipation
  • Weakness or fatigue
  • Sinus trouble
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  • Stomach-aches
  • Arthritis
  • Numbness
  • Irritability
  • Headaches
  • Neck aches
  • Backaches
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Some skin disorders
  • Wheezing
  • Frequent colds
  • Poor concentration
  • Arm and hand pain
  • Painful joints
  • Hip, leg and foot pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • A foot turned in or out
  • One leg shorter

Frequently Asked Questions:

When does a baby need a spinal check-up?

There are times in a baby’s first year of life when chiropractic spinal examinations are especially important.

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  • After Birth
  • When the baby starts to hold their head up
  • When the baby sits up
  • When the baby starts to crawl
  • When the baby starts to stand
  • When the baby starts to walk

Why do newborns get adjustments?

Even today’s “natural” childbirth methods can affect an infant’s spine. Studies suggest that colic, unusual crying, poor appetite, ear infections or erratic sleeping habits can be signs of spinal stress. Chiropractic adjustments are very gentle. Knowing exactly where to adjust, the chiropractor applies no more pressure than you’d use to test the ripeness of a tomato.

Will my paediatrician approve of chiropractic care for my child?

First, you don’t need anyone’s approval to seek a chiropractic opinion about health issues affecting your child. Medical practitioners keeping up with the latest paediatric chiropractic research are starting to understand the value of this natural, drug-free approach to better health. Remember, the choice is yours.

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Will adjustments hurt my baby?

This is a common concern among parents who mistakenly think that their child will receive adjustments like the ones they receive. Babies/infants adjusting techniques are safe and gentle. An infant’s spine rarely has the long-standing muscle tightness seen in adults. This makes a child’s chiropractic adjustment gentle, comfortable, effective and pain free.

Other conditions that chiropractic care may help:

  • ADHD and Poor Concentration
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Bedwetting
  • Colic
  • Ear infections
  • Scoliosis

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