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Children and Babies

First of all we would like to make it clear that like for most medical and chiropractic procedures, research following the currently accepted structure of Randomized Controlled Trials (RCT) are yet to confirm the benefits of care to children and babies, but there has been multiple papers and case studies suggesting these benefits. More and more parents are seeking chiropractic care for their children. Many spinal problems seen in adults begin as early as birth. Even so called ‘natural’ birthing methods can stress an infant’s spine and developing nerve system. The resulting irritation to the nerve system caused by spinal and cranial misalignment can be the cause of many newborn health complaints. It is important to understand that the doctor of chiropractic does not treat conditions or diseases. The expertise of the chiropractor is in checking the child’s spine for misalignments that impair nervous system function therefore affecting overall body function. The bones of the spine, the vertebrae, house and protect the spinal cord. The spinal cord is an extension of the brain and carries information from the brain to the body parts and back to the brain again. Subluxation may interfere with the nerves’ ability to transmit this vital information.

Getting your Newborns checked

Since significant spinal trauma can occur at birth, many parents have their newborns checked right away. As the infant grows, learning to hold up the head, sit, crawl and walk are all activities that affect spinal alignment and are important times to have a child checked by a Doctor of Chiropractic.

As the child begins to participate in regular childhood activities like skating or riding a bike, small yet significant spinal misalignments (subluxations) may occur. If neglected, the injuries during this period of rapid growth may lead to more serious problems later in life. Any interference to the vital nerve system may adversely affect the body’s ability to function at its best.One of the most common reason parents seek care for their child is trauma from an injury of some sort. These misalignments may or may not result in immediate pain or symptoms. Regular chiropractic checkups can identify potential spinal joint injury from these incidents , make the correction early in life and help avoid many of the health complaints seen later in adults. Proper spinal hygiene is an important key to better health.

The doctors at Aberdeen Chiropractic Clinic warmly welcome the smallest children

The doctors at Aberdeen Chiropractic Clinic warmly welcome the smallest children

The Chiropractic Adjustment

The nervous system controls and coordinates the function of all the systems in the body: circulatory, respiratory, digestive, hormonal, eliminative and immune system. Any aspect of health may be impaired by nerve interference. The chiropractic adjustment aim  to allow the body to express a greater state of health and well-being.

The doctor of chiropractic will take a case history and perform a chiropractic examination to determine if spinal subluxations exist. The child’s symptoms may or may not be related to spinal misalignments. Many children may have intolerance to certain food groups that can cause many of the common child complaints. The history and examination will help us determine if that is the case. The chiropractic adjustment procedures are modified to fit a child’s size, weight, and unique spinal condition. They are both gentle and specific to the child’s developing spinal structures. Most parents report that their children enjoy their chiropractic adjustments and look forward to subsequent visits. They also report that their children experience a greater level of health while under regular chiropractic care . We aim to inspire parents to make healthy choices in regards to nutrition, exercise and good sleep affecting our emotional, chemical and structural well being.

Greater State of Health

To enhance your child’s ability to function in a greater state of health, we can help you find a doctor of chiropractic dedicated to serving your child with the utmost of care. Once your family has experienced the many benefits of chiropractic care—please help us tell others! Read more about children’s care and health here).

The main source of this modified text comes from the many articles by of  Jeanne Ohm D.C. (Doctor of Chiropractic) in USA.

To schedule an appointment for your child, call our Aberdeen Chiropractors on 01224 585 456.


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