Pediatric Chiropractic (Babies & Kids)
Why should babies & children get checked?
Labour process is a very challenging experience for both the mum and the baby. As the baby is being pushed through the birth canal, a great amount of stress and pressure is being placed on the baby's skull and spine, which sometimes may lead to spinal misalignment & dysfunction. Pediatric chiropractic care improves the spinal health by removing spinal misalignment . This will restore and enhance the baby's ability to heal and recover.
Studies have shown that benefits of receiving chiropractic treatments for babies and children include improving their sleep habits, appetite, attention span, focus, better digestive system and better immunity, and less likely to have behavioral & developmental issues.
Spinal misalignments may disrupt nerve signals from the spine to the brain. Pediatric chiropractic adjustments aim to correct the misalignments, reduce spinal dysfunction and restore proper nerve function.
Common symptoms of spinal misalignment & dysfunction
Some of the more common signs & symptoms that may indicate spinal misalignment & dysfunction in babies include:
Trouble turning the head and neck to one side
Flat head syndrome or asymmetry head shape
Excessive crying or irritability
Breastfeeding issues, difficulty latching, weak suck
Excessive dislike of tummy time