Why a child or a baby would consult a chiropractor you’re wondering? They don’t have back pain? In fact, there are many reasons why children and babies can consult a chiropractor. First, researches showed that 15% of the children under 15 years old experienced back pain, neck pain or headaches. This could be explained by the fact that they are under a lot of different stresses through their growth. You just have to think of how many times a baby falls before being able to walk or of the weight of the backpack students have to carry everyday to school. All those traumas add up and could cause dysfunction of their immature spine.
Secondly, babies and children could also benefit from chiropractic care to help them with different health issues like ear infections (otitis), colics, reflux, constipation, etc. We have to keep in mind that chiropractic treatment doesn’t treat those conditions. In fact, chiropractic care helps normalize the function of the nervous system and therefore, the function of all the organs of the human being.
Many children and teenagers consult the chiropractor for postural issues. Because of television, school, computer, texting, our kids’s posture suffers a lot. Since the spine is growing up until 18 years old, it is very important to correct postural problems as soon as possible to prevent problems like abnormal function of the nervous system or premature damage of the joints. The chiropractor could have a major impact to improve your kid’s posture.
Because of his formation in chiropractic care for pregnant women and kids, Dr Emond uses gentle and adapted chiropractic techniques suitable for the special needs of babies and children. The techniques are so gentle that most of the time babies are not even waking up during the treatment.