Infant & Youth Adjustments

Chiropractic care is considered safe for children. In fact, many parents have their newborn child checked by a Chiropractor due to the amount of trauma that can occur during the process of birth. Treatment modifications are made to accommodate for small children, with less force required to gain the desired result of an adjustment. For young children, all that may be required is the gentle use of fingertips. Children generally respond very quickly to chiropractic care, and will usually require a less intense treatment frequency before moving on to a maintenance program.

The future of children’s health is greatly affected by their well-being in the first few years of life. It is during this time that the spine and related joints, bones, and muscles develop.

Spinal problems can develop over time into conditions such as joint immobility, back, and neck pain as well as headaches. Developmental spinal problems can also lead to coordination problems such as delayed motor skills, growing pains, and some sleep disorders. Following the appropriate medical intervention, Chiropractic care can be beneficial in treating the mechanical after-effects of childhood congenital disorders such as hip dysplasia and Perthes syndrome. Chiropractic can help assist in restoring the function of the involved joints and may contribute to improving their quality of life.

Many parents and doctors are often concerned that a child’s chiropractic treatment will be forceful. But this is far from the truth. Chiropractic care for kids is very gentle and consists of gentle joint adjustments and mobilizations with some light muscular treatment and specific exercises (if needed).

For more information on infant and youth adjustments, please contact the Lavallee Health Centre.


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