So often I am asked why would you need to treat a child or a baby. Surely they donʼt have bad backs!
The child as a patient provides the chiropractor with many more challenges.This developing human being, whose ranges of normal are constantly changing, if seen young enough cannot communicate in very much more than cries and babbles. They change daily, they grow by the minute and they alter their way of appreciating the world by the second. Within all this change, we have to find the normal from the abnormal and treat the malfunctioning that is caused by the structural problem. It is important to state however, that good chiropractic child care must recognise which child can be managed solely with this form of treatment and which child should be referred for orthodox medical intervention.
The procedure for examining a child is different from the adult in that it is age variable but the outcome will be the same. Find the structural problem and adjust it. Monitor the progress, growth and development of the child and remain vigilant for any signs of recurring or new issues.