It is safe to have our children’s spines checked, too. It is no different from them having regular check-ups at the opticians to look after their eyes and the dentist to look after their teeth. Many children, from a young age, begin playing sports and injuries may occur; often these injuries can lead to postural problems later in life.
Recently, Dr Baillie carried out talks at a local school within the community, educating the children on posture and what they can do to prevent problems. It was quite interesting to hear from them regarding postural issues they were already experiencing from sitting incorrectly, spending too much time on phones/devices (text neck), sporting injuries, heavy schoolbags and studying positions.
We discussed “text-neck” in more detail as it is becoming a growing problem in today’s society, with so many of our children on mobile phones and devices from a young age. Every centimetre their head comes forward can double the pressure on their neck, potentially leading to head and neck problems later in life, if not corrected.
Adjusting (treating) children and babies is significantly different from treating adults. Dr Baillie attends regular seminars as she is required to do, particularly in this field of interest, to further her knowledge and skills in order to treat young ones safely and using the most up to date, relevant information available.
After an examination is carried out, if treatment is necessary, it is extremely gentle and often the child finds the adjustment soothing, as we remove the interference that is causing their discomfort.
Colic is a common condition and, sometimes after treatment, it may help reduce the symptoms of this condition. It has been known in some cases. However, the chiropractor is checking the child’s spine for misalignments that impair their nervous system, which can then affect their overall body function and is not treating specific conditions or ailments.
As the child grows, it’s important that they reach their milestones, such as holding their head up, sitting upright on their own, crawling and walking. These activities are all affected by their spinal alignment. However, if spinal trauma has occurred during birth, it can delay these milestones and it’s important to have your child’s spine checked. Other factors that can affect your child’s spine are: falls, accidents and poor posture.
Our chiropractors put your specific needs first. We are proud to provide a high quality level of customer service and chiropractic experience.
Active Spinal Care
Tue, Wed & Thurs: 9:00am – 12:00pm & 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Sunday & Monday – Closed
Active Spinal Care Limited
8 Miller Road, Ayr, KA7 2AY
Tel: 01292 290859