Chiropractic Health & Wellness Blog

When to take my child to see a Chiropractor

November 6, 2018
How can I tell if my child has spinal problems or needs to be taken to a chiropractic clinic for treatment?

Unless your child has obvious problems it can be difficult for a parent to know when a child’s spine is not working correctly. There are some signs which can indicate spinal problems.

These include:
  • Sleeping patterns changing for the worse
  • Breastfeeding difficulties 
  • Can't turn their head to one side
  • One shoulder higher than the other as you stand behind them

Common childhood disorders can also be linked with spinal dysfunction, these include:
  • Having too many ear infections
  •  Regular sore throats and colds
  • Colic/reflux
  • Asthma 
  • Scoliosis
  • Headaches - child should not have headaches!
  • Bedwetting and/or constipation
  • Growing pains - usually the muscles are sore from the bones growing and muscles catching up.
  • ADHD
One of the most common reasons for parents to do look for a chiropractic clinic is after some type of injury happens, we see a great deal of playground injuries, gymnastics injuries, football and soceer injuries.  Neck pain and back pain seems to be common withthese sports.

Spinal misalignments that may occur at the time of the injury will not necessarily result in immediate pain or symptoms.

In addition to physical stress, parents should be aware that emotional and chemical stress affect the child’s nervous system and may also warrant a spinal check up and maybe some regular adjustments.

Having three girls and very active in sports, there has been many times I was able to help them.  And, there has many times we had to take them in to see an Orthopedic for broken bones, but even after they getthe cast off we were able to help them get there already sore muscles to heal faster with some hands on massage, stretching, Rock Taping and other physiotherapy.  When look for a chiropractor or a chiropractic clinic, one advice I tell people is, see if that chiropractor has child of his own.  Chiropractic care for children is for sure something worth checking into. 

 
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