Chiropractic Care for Children and Babies

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Have you considered the benefits of chiropractic care for your children? Although children appear to bounce back from most injuries quickly, many parents don't understand the long-term effects of misalignments that children develop in their spine. Unfortunately, children do not always verbalize exactly what they feel when they are sore, uncomfortable, or in pain. Just like with adults, if the underlying cause is left alone for too long it can develop into much more serious issues.

Does Your Child Have?

  • A history of a difficult birth?
  • Difficulties breastfeeding, unsettled, sleep problems?
  • Delays in developmental milestones?
  • Clumsiness or frequent falls?
  • Concerns about head shape or balance in their spine?
  • Concerns about their overall health and well-being?

At Chiropractic Balance our approach towards better health isn’t just for Mum & Dad. Our Chiropractors have done post-graduate studies to specialize their skills for pediatric patients. The work we do with children is very gentle and safe. Check out this international website to read more research & parents' stories.


Chiropractic May Help With Child Development

Chiropractic care may be helpful for your child's development. After development and birth, children growing into toddlers are faced with the developmental challenge of crawling and walking. While children are learning to overcome these challenges they are also going through a significant amount of straining, twisting, and falling.

While growth continues, and the child reaches the age where they play with pets, friends, and family, they can begin to develop bad posture, start playing contact sports, wearing heavier backpacks (most likely the wrong way), and deal with the stress of more daily responsibilities. As these kids become teenagers and high school graduates, they join the workforce, which could place more strain on them depending on their chosen field.

As a parent, you need to make it a point to ensure that all the falls, stress, trauma, and physical demands that your children go through do not stop them from being kids. Chiropractic care is all about protecting your body from harm and chiropractor's exams are not intrusive but extensive enough that, even if your child is too young to communicate, or too shy, they can ascertain if treatment is needed or not.

Babies
One of the first stresses our spine and nervous system can have is the birthing process, whether natural or c-section (1). Many parents bring their newborns to see us within days of their birth. The techniques used on babies are obviously very different to adults. Changes noticed after adjustments include better sleeping, less fussing, better sleep, more rounded head shape and more settled.

Toddlers
Once your child is on the go, it is not only more of a challenge for parents to keep an eye on them but also more of a challenge to their spine and nerves. Developing many new skills means lots of bumps and falls that can cause their growing structure to get out of balance. At Chiropractic Balance we help keep your child more balance through their milestones to ensure the best chance at reaching their optimum potential.

Children
Playing sports, sitting at a desk or in front of the computer, growing pains, puberty and more. Many children benefit from regular Chiropractic check-ups (just like seeing a dentist) to sort out imbalances before they become long term problems.

If you have any questions about our Porirua or Wellington locations or would like to learn more about chiropractic care at Chiropractic Balance, please give us a call.

If you have any concerns about your children, call our team at Chiropractic Balance today for a no-obligation consultation and let us help your child on their way to a better life.


Reference
www.researchgate.net/publication/296203591_Kinematic_imbalances_due_to_suboccipital_strain_in_newborns_and_young_children