Castle Hill Kids Chiropractor Servicing Baulkham Hills & Beyond
Chiropractic and Children
Paediatric chiropractic is first and foremost generally considered to be safe but occasionally may be associated with possible adverse reactions in individual cases. The initial consultation includes an examination and information gathering about expected development for the child, known as 'developmental milestones. Compromise to the neuromuscular system can impair normal development, and common problems encountered include a lack of early gross motor skills.
This includes the inability to turn the head fully, roll over, sit independently, crawl in a cross pattern and late walking. Infantile colic and reflux may be manifestations of problems in the neuromuscular system, or perhaps your child has physical, emotional or social challenges or difficulty with immune deficiencies or weakness. These challenges respond favourably to paediatric chiropractic. The benefits of chiropractic care for children have become increasingly evident as the number of children receiving chiropractic care continues to rise. Chiropractic research has overwhelmingly shown the benefit of chiropractic care for children.
Why do kids see a chiropractor?
Children have many physical stresses to deal with during their growing years, and problems in children’s spines can occur at almost any point in their development and growth. An aggravating factor of many newborn health complaints such as colic, reflux, breastfeeding difficulties, sleep disturbances and chronic infections can often be traced to irritation to the nervous system caused by spinal and cranial misalignments. Many developmental milestones such as learning to hold up the head, sitting upright, crawling and walking are all activities that affect spinal alignment and are important times to have a child checked by a specialised chiropractor, not to mention the falls, sports injuries, playground bumps and heavy school bags to which they are subjected in later years. Adult back pain and spinal disorders may stem from childhood activities.
Signs to look out for that may necessitate a kids chiropractor
Unless a child has an obvious problem it can be difficult for a parent to recognise when a child’s spine is not working correctly. There are some signs, however, which can indicate spinal problems. These include:
Disturbed sleeping patterns
Breastfeeding difficulties in the very young
Restricted head or neck movement to one side
One-shoulder higher than the other
Recurrent ear infections
Persistent sore throats and colds
Bedwetting and/or constipation
Chiropractors are uniquely positioned to educate parents, teachers and students about spinal health care through their minimum five years of university training. Each week, there are approximately 200,000 visits to Australian chiropractors for a broad range of reasons.
A Chiropractic consultation can identify potential spinal dysfunction, and help to avoid many of the back problems and health complaints that are seen later as adults.
Book your child in for a consultation today
If you’re in need of a kids chiropractor in Baulkham Hills, Norwest, Cherrybrook West Pennant Hills, Windsor, Bligh Park, McGraths Hill Windsor or Castle Hill or any surrounding suburbs, please phone us on (02) 8810 2243 or reserve a time and date using our booking request form online.