My Passion for Child Care
As a family chiropractor, I’m passionate about seeing babies and children in the practice.
A lot of parents think “why should I take my child to the chiropractor, they are not in any pain.” This is a very true statement. Most children aren’t in pain the way adults are. But even the most natural births can place stress on the newborn’s body.
Chiropractic care recognises that the nervous system is the controller of the entire body. This means that in order for your organs to work properly (i.e. stomach, liver, heart, lungs, intestines, etc.) the nerves that control those organs need to work properly & have the least amount of pressure on them. The nerves also control your muscles and your ability to perceive pain. If there is a problem with your nervous system this will decrease your body’s ability to heal & regulate itself. Chiropractic care reduces and eliminates nervous system interference allowing the body to work optimally as intended.
We see babies in the office as young as a few days old to check their spine and nervous system in order to give them the best start in life as possible.
The birth process, at the best of times, can be quite traumatic. It has been reported that intervention during the birth process (forceps, traction, suction) often shows some form of neck injury. Proper communication from the brain to the body is vital to start out life healthy and happy.
Chiropractic care for babies and children differ from those performed on adults.
Chiropractor’s often use very light fingertip pressure on the baby’s back or neck or sometimes use an instrument known as an “activator” to adjust the baby’s spine. The chiropractic adjustment on babies and children is very gentle. I stay up-to-date on the latest research and techniques for caring for babies and children by attending seminars and conferences each year.
It is estimated that by the time a child reaches the age of 5, they will have fallen approximately 2000 times!
The majority of these falls are not serious (less than 10%) but check out what can cause imbalances in the spine and nervous system.
- Learning to walk
- Playground accidents
- Sporting injuries
- Learning to ride a bicycle, roller skating, skateboarding
Repetitive or prolonged postures while watching TV or playing video games (ipads, smartphones) can impact a developing spine. “Growing pains” may be just that but it’s important to appreciate that any ache or pain may be a message from the body that needs to be addressed instead of dismissed.
To find out more on how chiropractic may be able to help your children and your family contact us at 020 8313 1211 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.