Chiropractic care for babies and toddlers is very gentle, light mobilisation techniques, which assists the baby’s nervous system to function optimally.
Most of the paediatric patients we treat are caesarean babies, but not only caesarean. The birthing process is stressful for mom and baby, and with the help of chiropractic treatment, many conditions can be prevented going forward.
Chiropractic care could mean the difference between an inconsolable colicky baby and a restful one.
Benefits of chiropractic treatment for babies:
- Cures ear infection
- Reduces colic pain
- Reduces acid reflux
- Diminishes fuzziness
- Takes care of chewing problem
- Takes care of latching problem
- Improves immunity
- May reduce symptoms of ADHD in children
- Improves sleeping
- Helps with constipation and cramping
- Improves torticollis
This article was written by Dr Natasha Coetzee, a chiropractor in the Waterkloof are of Pretoria.
Dr. Natasha Coetzee qualified from Durban University of Technology with a Master’s degree in Chiropractic. She is a member of the Chiropractic Association of South Africa (CASA), as well as The Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa (AHPCSA).
As a Chiropractor, Dr. Natasha Coetzee diagnoses and treats disorders such as neck and back pain, muscle pain and dysfunction, whiplash injuries, sciatica, extremity pain and injuries, as well as headaches. Manipulations/adjusting is the main stream of treatment, but other forms of treatment include the Activator Adjusting Instrument, dry needling, modalities, kinesio taping and massage therapy.
Please be sure to take your baby to your Health Care Practitioner to confirm the cause of any symptoms your baby may be displaying.