Chiropractic for Children

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Chiropractic for Children

The future of children’s health is affected a lot by their well-being in the first few years of life. It is during this time that the spine and related joints, bones and muscles develop.

Prevention is better than cure! Spinal problems can develop over time into conditions such as joint immobility, back and neck pain as well as headaches.

Developmental spinal problems can also lead to coordination problems such as delayed motor skills, growing pains and some sleep disorders.

Following medical intervention, Chiropractic care can be beneficial in treating the mechanical after effects of childhood congenital disorders such as hip dysplasia and Perthes Syndrome.

Chiropractic can help assist in restoring function of the involved joints and may contribute in improving their quality of life.

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It is recommended that children be assessed at a young age, at which time the development of the spine, joints and muscles will be investigated thoroughly by the chiropractor. These assessments are particularly useful when your baby enters a new developmental milestone, such us when the child begins to sit, crawl or walk. This can ensure that these movements are being performed correctly and quickly identify any imbalances that may impede proper spinal maturity. Many parents and doctors are often concerned that a child’s chiropractic treatment will be forceful. But this is far from the truth. Chiropractic care for kids is very gentle and consists of gentle joint adjustments and mobilisations with some light muscular treatment and specific exercises (if needed).