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Should your kids be checked by a kids chiropractor?

PARENT CHECK-LIST: Should your baby/infant/child be checked?
Just as it is important that you have your children’s teeth checked by a dentist, it is also important to have their spine checked by a chiropractor regularly for proper development. If you check off more than 2 items in a category, your child should be checked by a chiropractor to avoid potential future problems.  We specialize in kids chiropractic.

Infants
o When your baby is lying on his/her back, does his/her head seem to tilt to one side?
o Are you having feeding difficulties? Does your baby prefer breastfeeding on one side?
o Does your baby arch his/her back when crying?
o Does your baby have disturbed sleeping patterns; and/or only sleeps an hour or two at a time?
o Is your baby slow to develop adequate neck strength to hold his head up?
o Does your baby have restricted head or neck motion to one side?
o Is your baby experiencing colic or reflux?
o Is your baby delayed in reaching his/her developmental milestones?

Toddlers and Pre-Schooler
o Has your toddler had many falls, tumbles, bumps, or bruises?
o Is bed wetting a problem?
o Is there disturbed sleeping patterns?
o Is he/she showing asymmetric crawling? Or walking?
o Is your child delayed in reaching his/her developmental milestones?
o Does your child have restricted head or neck movement to one side?
o Is one shoulder higher than the other?
o Frequent colds or frequent ear infections? Asthma?
o Do you notice if the soles of their shoes wear out unevenly?
o Does your child have difficult with concentration and hyperactivity?
o Does your child’s back appear to be humped or rounded?
o Does your child experience growing pains? Especially at night?

School Aged
o Do your child’s clothes fit properly? Are hems and waistbands even?
o Does your child’s back appear to be humped or rounded?
o When looking at your child from the rear, is one ear higher than the other?
o Does one shoulder blade stick out or appear to be higher than the other?
o Does your child suffer from allergies or asthma?
o Does your child have restricted head or neck movement to one side?
o Is there disturbed sleeping patterns?
o Do you notice if the heels of their shoes wear out unevenly?
o Frequent colds? Or frequent ear infections?
o Does your child have difficult with concentration and hyperactivity?
o Are there balance and/or coordination problems?
o Is your child complaining of headaches, back aches, neck pain, or stiffness?
o Does your child experience growing pains? Especially at night?
o Are they spending a lot of time watching TV, on a tablet or smart phone, playing video games, or on the computer?

Teenager
o Is your teenager often fatigued and have poor concentration at school?
o Is your teenager complaining of headaches, back aches, neck pain, stiffness or soreness in muscles or joints?
o Are they participating in school sports? Have they had a concussion?
o Have they had any sports injuries
o Have they been involved in a car accident or suffered whiplash?
o Do they suffer from allergies or asthma?
o Frequent colds? Or frequent ear infections?
o Do they have restricted head or neck movement to one side?
o Do they have poor posture?
o Are they spending a lot of time watching TV, on a tablet or smart phone, playing video games, or on the computer?
o Do you notice if the heels of their shoes wear out unevenly?
o Are they complaining of menstruation pain, digestive issues or constipation?
These “home evaluations” are just a few indicators why your child may need a chiropractic check-up. Common childhood problems can be linked with spinal dysfunction, including:
o recurrent ear infections, persistent sore throats and colds
o colic/reflux, digestive problems, constipation
o asthma
o scoliosis (spinal curvature)
o headaches, growing pains
o bedwetting and/or constipation
o ADHD and ADD
Please call us today to schedule a no obligation spinal check-up for your children by a kids chiropractor: 905.953.1028.

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