Paediatric Chiropractic Care

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Paediatric Chiropractic Care

The birthing process is traumatic not only for the mother, but also the baby. Chiropractors want to remove interference to the nervous system that may affect your babies ability to reach developmental mile stones on time.

Common problems Chiropractic helps with in Children includes:

  • Attachment and suckling issues when feeding
  • Colic
  • Reflux
  • Restless sleep
  • Constipation
  • Persistent head turning to one side
  • Flat spots developing on the skull (Plagiocephaly)

Some common signs your baby needs to see a Chiropractor:

  • Arching or shaking of the head during feeding
  • Preference for rugby hold when breast feeding
  • Irritability during nappy changes, dressing or bath time.
  • Painful poo’s and excessive wind
  • Development of a dominant hand before the age of 1. (Babies are very symmetrical and early hand preference may be due to a shoulder problem).
  • Learning to crawl and walk means falling too. This is why Chiropractic check-ups aid in the optimal growth and development of your child. The force used when adjusting a baby is very light, the equivalent of eye ball pressure.

Primary school aged children under care at Northern Inland Chiropractic are also screened for auditory and/or visual processing delay during their initial consult and managed accordingly.