Pediatric chiropractic care for newborns and young children
The first few years of a child’s life are filled with worries for parents. Whilst you have the joy of a new baby and all the happiness that brings, you also have the worry that they’re not developing fast enough, they aren’t feeding correctly, or there is some other problem which is causing them not to settle, and in turn give you all a long run of sleepless nights.
Whatever the problem, it’s always a good idea to check out all options with regards to treatment, instead of heading straight down the line of medication. We know that in some cases medication is needed, and that is correct, however this isn’t the case in all occurrences, and you also have the issue of side effects to deal with.
On the other hand, chiropractic treatment doesn’t have these side effects attached to it, and is a useful and gentle treatment option for many different problems. Here at Eastland Chiropractic, our staff are highly skilled in treating a variety of pediatric problems using chiropractic methods, and Ringwood chiropractor, Dr Lademann, is experienced in helping parents and their children on a variety of different issues.
For instance, most first time mothers, and indeed second and third time mothers, want to breastfeed but encounter problems which means in the end they give up and switch to bottle feeding. Whilst feeding method is a personal choice, for those who had their heart set on breast feeding, a problem such as this could lead to feeling very disheartened. There are many problems connected to breast feeding which could be corrected by chiropractic methods. For instance, one of the most common reasons mothers stop breast feeding is because of an attachment issue, and this can be down to a small misalignment within the baby’s spine, causing pain when the baby opens his or her mouth. This can all be solved with gentle and effective chiropractic methods.
There is also the common problem of reflux colic, where a baby cries constantly, and of course this is distressing for parents too. Acid reflux can be caused by a baby not getting as much of a feed as they need, which means acid builds up and damages the oesophagus, causing pain and discomfort. If you go to a doctor with this problem you will probably find medications are prescribed, but chiropractic methods have also been shown to be highly effective in many cases, without the need for drugs.
It might not be a feeding problem which is causing issues, it could be a worry because your child doesn’t seem to be developing as fast as his or her siblings or friends, e.g. a delay in crawling and walking. This is common and obviously varies from child to child. Occasionally this can be down to a problem with poor muscle tone or a joint issue, and it can also be down to a problem with brain development, affecting sensory input. Chiropractic effectively treats physical problems and misalignments, clearing the way for normal development to continue.
If you are at all worried then call the practice now on 03 9095 7990 to arrange an appointment. We can help with a variety of different problems, which can be treated drug-free, helping to eliminate worry for you, and also get rid of any pain and discomfort for your little one.
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