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.