How many times has your child fallen over? Get your little person's spine checked
BABIES & LITTLE PEOPLE
65% of neurological development (ie the development of the brain and nervous system) occurs in your child’s first year. It is therefore imperative to ensure that your baby has every opportunity to maximize their nerve function during this critical period in their development.
In the last 20-30 years there has been a marked increase in intervention during labour. Forceps, Vontoose (vacuum extraction), caesarean section all place enormous stress on the spine of the newborn, particularly the cranials and upper cervical spine.
Even if you had a natural normal labour with no intervention, having your newborn checked within the first 6 weeks of birth may help to relieve them of spinal nerve stress which can cause them to be unsettled and irritable. Tension and disturbance of the spinal joints can have a wide-range effect on the baby’s body. From noticeable restricted movement (baby latching only on one side, or turning to one side) to digestive issues and poor sleep patterns. While parents take their children to a chiropractor for a variety of reasons, it is important to acknowledge that Chiropractors do not claim to “cure” conditions. The main purpose of chiropractic care is to improve posture and spinal nerve flow thereby helping to improve overall natural function of the body.
Chiropractic check-ups are also encouraged when a baby hits their milestones because of tumbles while learning to sit up, crawling and most importantly when learning to walk. A baby’s spine is very supple during the first few months of life; therefore the techniques used are specialised and appropriate for a developing spine. We use specific gentle paediatric techniques to check and adjust a baby’s spine. Paediatric techniques differ to the more traditional techniques used on adults and are likened to specific sustained pressure on the involved area (like pressing your eyeball) rather than manual care. Having your baby checked as soon after birth as possible gives them a great start to a happy and healthy life.
As your child grows, their brain and nervous system develop through constant exposure to the experiences in the world around them. Correct neurological processing is vital. Thinking, learning, loving, conversation and activity all add up to creating rounded, dynamic adults.
Chiropractic recognises the brain and nervous system can be assisted, without dangerous medication. If you child has problems, there may be hope. We recognise that several disorders have an underlying cause. Here at Nandish Chiropractic, we aim to identify any abnormal changes in function of your childs spine. Our belief is that through safe, natural Chiropractic Care your child can lead a healthier more balanced life.
Children have mandatory dental check ups, why not get their spine and nervous system checked too?