Many people do not realize how valuable chiropractic care is for babies and young children. Some of the greatest growth that occurs is when we are babies. Our beginnings set the tone for the rest of our lives. Nurturing this growth with chiropractic is a fantastic way to optimize potential in babies and young children.
The journal of manipulative and physiological therapeutics stated in a study that, “The majority of chiropractors in Switzerland treat pediatric patients, most commonly schoolchildren and adolescents for musculoskeletal disorders.”
Problems commonly seen in babies and young children
-Bed wetting (nocturnal enuresis)
-Nasal congestion/ear infections
-Trauma (falls, sports injuries)
Infants benefit from an evaluation immediately or soon after birth. This is especially important if the baby is suffering from health challenges such as those above. Early evaluation can detect underlying issues that my lead to these common problems and early treatment can help prevent them.
“… Chiropractic care is a viable alternative to the care of infantile colic and congruent with evidence-based practice, particularly when one considers that medical care options are no better than placebo or have associated adverse events.” An excerpt from an article comparing Chiropractic and medical approaches to Colic, Chiropractic being a better option.