Kids and Chiropractic
Are you not sure about taking your kids to the chiropractor?
The birth process is very traumatic for the mother and her baby. Babies can often become unstettled and develop issues due to the habit of always being uncomfortable/unsettled, this discomfort can eventually lead to colic, asthma, infections, constant crying, slower development etc…
Lets think about what is happening here, we can agree that the birth process is extremely traumatic whether it be from a caesarian or natural birth, this can cause stiffening of joints and muscles in a baby. Yes a baby can heal naturally most of the time, hoever, the discomfort to a child can cause it to become unsettled, this unsettled baby will also be a little stiff, and for a child who is new to this world is trying to absorb all the information around it to figure out what is going on, where is it, if its senses were diminished even a little, this can delay its development.
Lets imagine a baby who finds it uncomfortable to turn its head to the right side, so the baby is just going to do what it finds comfortable and stay looking towards its left, so its whole world is on its left side. What happens to the right side? this can include its right arm, shoulder, leg and foot, if it doesnt loook at them, it may not feel the need to use them, if it doesntt use them, it doesnt develop them as good as the other side. This is just a small exampke of how a babies development speed can diminish.
Growing up with these joint problems will eventually create a bigger problems down the track. Think of growing up with stiff neck/joint throughout your life, what do you think will happen once you get older? The neck/joint will have other muscles to help it (compensations) move, or the neck will always be stiff. And a stiff neck can lead to disc lesions and arthritis, or something else.
Older kids can experience growing up pains and joint issues; these can be structural problems, for example, flat footed and bow-legged children are more prone to serious issues without the proper care.
How do we treat kids and babies? Do we ‘Crack’?
No, we do not crack babies, we believe in just making a baby comfortable wuth a gentle massage around the neck and scalp, amd whichever joint feels abnormal, we will gently massage/mobilize it, using an extremely light finger tip pressure.
What does this do?
This helps the baby relax and become more comfortable/less stressed. as with adults the more comfortable we are the more relaxed we are, the more co-ordinated and clear minded we become.
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Headaches and sleep disorders of nonspecific causes respond well to chiropractic.
Periodic ongoing adjustments at a young age may help stave off the above ailments before they begin. Proper spinal and joint care now may delay or prevent degenerative bone or joint disease, such as osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. In addition to maintaining children’s health, regular visits to the chiropractor also instill the value of proactive health care in kids.
They’ll be more likely to monitor and manage their health as they grow up and less likely to be afraid or in denial of any health problems. Encouraging good lifelong health habits is one of chiropractic’s best benefits for kids.
We welcome you to contact us for consultation and discussion on your particular situation.
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