Our Sydney Chiropractor for babies examines toddlers at Advanced Sports Chiropractic. In particular babies and newborns who cry more than expected, try to stretch their neck or can feed only on one side, find it difficult to be comfortable, or have a flat area on their skull from sleeping. Several studies show evidence that conditions which may respond well to treatment include painful bowel movements, constipation, reflux, colic, poor appetite, feeding problems, painful wind, limited head movement to one side compared with the other, or if a child is slow to reach activity milestones such as sitting, crawling or walking due to muscolo-skeletal conditions. Our Sydney Chiropractor for babies provides care with frequent success. Contact us at Advanced Sports Chiropractic clinic and get your child examined today.
At Sydney CBD Chiropractor, our care for newborns is very safe, gentle and effective. It’s important to be aware that treatment of babies and children with Chiropractic is very different to that of adults.
We also believe that vaccination is an important part of a child’s health care needs.
Reasons your baby may need care from our Chiropractor for babies
Research shows that many of the spinal and health problems start very early in life. The first and most obvious stress is the birthing process itself. Even the most straight forward pregnancy and labour can cause significant stress upon a baby’s developing spine and nervous system. There are many factors that can contribute to issues in utero and during the birthing process. These include a very long or very short labour, failure of the mothers cervix to dilate, and long term stress during pregnancy of the mother. Other factors may include a pelvic misalignment in the mother, use of drugs (during pregnancy or labour), use of interventions such as forceps and vacuum, caesarean section, cord around baby’s neck, incorrect positioning in the uterus or birth canal (especially with more than one foetus), or a prolonged breeched positions in utero.
The most important thing to remember is that many misaligned joints occur without any obvious pain or symptom, especially in the early stages. That is why at Advanced Sports Chiropractic, our Sydney Chiropractor checks toddlers during their developmental years.
As babies grow, they experience all sorts of physical overloads such as knocks and falls. These include inappropriate handing or holding of a baby especially in the early weeks of life, being dropped, falls off a change table, learning how to walk, or sitting in car seats for extended periods of time.
Without a full assessment it is difficult to know how their little bodies are functioning, as even if they are in pain, they can’t tell us what is bothering them except to cry. It is important to note that 65% of neurological development (i.e. development of the brain and nervous system) occurs in the child’s first year of life. Studies also show that about 80% of all newborns have some sort of nerve dysfunction. It is therefore best to have your child checked to ensure your child has every opportunity to maximize their nerve function during this critical period in their development and ensure they are functioning to their full potential.