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Chiropractors help children

Updated on January 24, 2014

Growing pains may not be due to growing


Some of the important children's conditions that have been reported to improve with Chiropractic include colic, back pain, asthma, bedwetting, allergies, learning disorders, gastric reflux, recurrent infections, sinus problems, abdominal upsets, ‘growing pain', vision and hearing impairments, hyperactivity, attention deficit disorders, ear infections, sleeping problems, fatigue and many others.

Often the first trauma an infant may experience is from the birthing process where the pulling, forcing and twisting action may cause stress on a young baby's spine. Without the language to explain many newborns may experience one of the above common complaints. A chiropractic examination is able to determine if the condition is due to a spinal strain and nervous system malfunction or another cause.

Further whilst learning to walk a child has many bumps and falls along the way, not to mention the rough and tumble of just being kids in the playground. The initial examination will include a full history, examination of the heart, lungs, and abdominal structures, neurological, orthopaedic and spinal examination.

If indicated a gentle adjustment is given, equal to the force which can be tolerated on the eyeball. This adjustment helps to remove any interference to the nervous system which in turn allows the body to restore normal function. Alternatively an adjustment may be a very fast but light thrust over a specific body part. Adjustments are modified to the individual whether they are young or old, to the individuals size and spinal problem. Adjustments on infants and children are much different to those used on adults. Cranial work may also be used if appropriate.

Many parents often see immediate improvements in their child!

Beware that aches and pains at any age may not simply be growing pains but a sign that something isn't right and that the spine and nervous system may be involved.


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