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Do babies or children benefit from chiropractic care?

Do babies or children benefit from chiropractic care?

Benefits of taking your baby to see chiropractor

  • It may boost their recovery after birth
    During the birth process, the nerves in your baby may be affected. Hence chiropractic gentle mobilisations may ease the strain and tension which also assists with correction of nerve problem.
  • Eases colic symptoms
    Since colic symptom can lead to gas build-up and indigestion due to the underactive or immature gastrointestinal system. Ignoring this may cause the build-up gas to get trapped in your baby’s gut which eventually causing pain and bloating.
  • May improve their immune system
    The nervous system runs through the spine and any misalignment can cause the nerve pathways to get irritated and impact all functional systems in the body, including the immune system. By making gentle spinal adjustments, your baby’s body will release disease-fighting cells and improves their immune system.
  • Supports their physical development
    During the period where your baby starts to learn to sit or lift their head, the neck or lower back curvature starts to form. However, if there isn’t any proper alignment done during this period, their spinal curvature may not develop properly and affecting the physical growth development.

Myths about chiropractic care for kids

  • Chiropractors Use the Same Techniques for Adults and Children
    Well, actually no. Although people believe that chiropractor are using the same technique for all ages, your chiropractor will come up with a custom treatment plan for different ages of patients. Before the age of six, a child’s spine is not fully hardened. Thus, chiropractors only need to use light pressure to restore a child’s spine or joints into alignment. Since only light pressure is needed, this means chiropractors place no more than around 1 pound of pressure on the child’s undeveloped spine or joints. This will address and treat their certain health issues, as well as improve their spine or joint functionality.
  • Children don’t need any Chiropractic Care
    Before a child turns four, they do not have the language skills to communicate their feelings of pain and discomfort. This makes it hard to tell if an infant or toddler has health concerns that could benefit from holistic care. However, as kids get older, they will continue to test the boundaries of range of motion and this can lead to injuries. Chiropractic care may restore the child’s spine back to proper alignment, which improves the child’s range of motion, heal faster, and may prevent future injuries.

Here at Lakeside Chiropractic, Dr. Linda, Dr. Shemuel, Dr. Kaitlyn and Dr. Jaydan all specialize in Paediatric Chiropractic care. To find out more about our safe and effective treatment contact us on 9300 0095 or visit our website at to make a booking online.

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March 01, 2023