Pediatric chiropractic and cranial care is a safe and non-invasive way to support healthy immune, neurological and physical development in babies and children.
Why do babies and children need Chiropractic Care?
The natural forces of labor and delivery can produce incredible strain on an infants head and neck, particularly if the baby is not in an ideal position or with difficult, prolonged labors and deliveries, as well as very quick deliveries.
Strain of the birth process, as well as "impact" events (falls, accidents,etc.) or crowding in late pregnancy can create subluxations in the joints of the spine. Most frequently in the upper spine, cranium and pelvis.
The spine is a kinetic chain which houses our nervous system. Any kinks in the chain may affect both the function and development of your baby, child or teen.
Older kids and teens are often at risk as well due to heavy book bags, and poor posture with computer use, games and tv. Impact sports are of concern as well.
The neurological connections in an infant are developing with incredible speed unlike any other time. A pediatric chiropractic check up ensures that your child's frame and neurological system are functioning optimally.
ALL kids should get checked as babies, and periodically throughout their developmental years
Pediatric chiropractic and cranial techniques are extremely gentle and specialized, providing drug-free support in managing and preventing many infant and childhood issues by balancing the body's neurology and structural biomechanics.
The following are some of the many issues affected by physical distortions in the head, spine and pelvis:
- Difficulty Breastfeeding (latch issues)
- Gas / Colic/ irritability
- Chronic Ear Infections
- Difficulty Crawling or Walking
- Bed Wetting
- Developmental Delays
- Sensory issues
- Difficulty sleeping
- Skull Flattening or abnormalities
- - Baby may favor sleeping with head to one side
- - Baby may also sleep with head extended back
KISS sydrome (kinetic imbalance dur to suboccipital stress)
More info at http://www.kiss-kinderen.be/index.php?page=23
Dr. Elissa Diamond-Fields has many years of post-graduate study in pediatric chiropractic and infant craniopathy. She is Webster certified and is currently completing the ICPA 180 hr pediatric certification program.