Questions Parents Frequently Ask About Children and Chiropractic

1. Why Adjust Children?

Children are susceptible to trauma in their spines from various activities and events. The birth itself can be traumatic but think about all those toddler tumbles as they learn to walk. These traumas can cause stress on the nervous system. Chiropractors describe this nerve system stress as subluxations or misalignments of the spine. These misalignments left unaddressed will affect the child’s ability to function with optimal health.

2. When? What Age Should by Baby get Checked?

Children should be checked right after birth because the birthing experience itself can be traumatic. Were there forceps used? Vacuum extraction? Any pulling on the baby’s fragile neck during the birth may cause stress on the nervous system. Many symptoms such as difficulty sleeping, breastfeeding, digestion (colic and reflux), repeated ear and respiratory infections are due to misalignments of the spine. Early detection from your Chiropractor can restore normal nerve function.

3. Does an Adjustment Hurt for Children?

Dr. Victor sees many children and even checked his daughter’s spine when the umbilical cord was still attached. He uses very specific gentle techniques that are best for children. Some newborns will even sleep through an adjustment. At Mississauga Chiro we have seen children who wet the bed at night at the age of 6, due to a pelvic misalignment. After being adjusted this problem has been corrected.

4. How Can I Have My Baby Checked?

Just call us at the office to schedule a check up for your little ones! If Dr. Victor thinks that he can help them, he will let you know.

Children and Chiropractic