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Chiropractic Treatment of Babies and Children

Chiropractic treatment can be a great relief for babies. It is gentle and safe and helps relieve stress and tension in the joints and relax muscles.

If babies have experienced a difficult or assisted delivery during labour it can cause stiffness or misalignments of the spinal joints which can be uncomfortable for them.

Babies may cry when they are laid down, or in their car seats as there is pressure on the spine and back muscles, or they may lie with their heads consistently turned in one direction. These can be signs that they are feeling pain.

As children become older they are prone to accidents, bumps and falls which can cause joints to become strained just as it can to adults. Also rapid growth spurts, carrying heavy school bags, and poor posture can put stain on the spine and result in muscle spasm, restricted movement in the spinal joints and cause pain.

Chiropractic treatment can be very effective as it restores normal function and movement to the joints, reduces pain naturally and allows the body to correct/heal itself. It may also be beneficial for the growth and development of babies and children if any spinal joint restriction or muscle spasm is dealt with early on.

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