Nothing is more rewarding to me as a chiropractor than treating children and infants.
While learning to walk and run children often fall, and as a result, can suffer injuries such as strains and sprains. Detecting these problems at a young age is critical for the proper development of your child’s spine. Many postural problems and back pains we experience as adults may frequently be traced back to falls as children or even a traumatic childbirth. Having your child’s spine checked by a chiropractor at a young age is important for proper development of the of the spine. Considering the amount of potential pain and suffering that has been avoided by children whose spinal-related problems I have corrected gives me a great sense of accomplishment.
It's an incredible fact that 18-22 kgs of pressure are exerted on the infant's neck during the birth process. The baby's head is forced to rotate by 90 degrees while contractions squeeze their small frame through the birth canal. This stress puts considerable pressure on the neck, spine, nerves and muscles. Such trauma may contribute to several painful conditions, such as torticollis, often found in babies.
Babies and children grow quickly, and their muscles, ligaments and bones develop rapidly. Because of this, they may particularly benefit from a drugless, painless and surgically free approach to good health. The goal of chiropractic is to help allow the body to best function and repair itself.
Ear infections, bed-wetting, hyperactivity, colic, chronic colds and other health problems may be the result of nervous system interference or malfunction caused by spine-related problems. If nervous system interference is suspected to be the cause, appropriate chiropractic care can restore normal spinal and nervous system function. When the nervous system is functioning properly, many health problems resolve themselves.
It is wise to consider what chiropractic care can offer your baby or child. Frequently, people incorrectly think that chiropractic care is only for adults. When one considers that the prevalence of scoliosis is as high as ten percent, that alone makes it so important to schedule a regular spinal check-up with a chiropractor to ensure that your child's spine is developing properly. People of all age may be helped by chiropractic!