Children, just like adults can experience injuries and pain. There are also certain musculoskeletal conditions which are unique to children. The chiropractors at Southern Region Chiropractic Mittagong and Goulburn have additional training in the assessment, diagnosis and management of conditions and injuries which affect babies, children and teenagers.
Children have significant anatomical differences to adults meaning that their healthcare management requires specific skills and expertise. Given this, an accurate diagnosis is essential for proper management or referral to another health professional if warranted.
The chiropractors at Southern Region Chiropractic Mittagong and Goulburn first take a detailed history by discussing the patient’s presenting symptoms and past health with their parent or guardian. A thorough examination is then performed. The chiropractor is then able to diagnose the cause of the patient’s pain or symptoms and form a management plan guided by a thorough knowledge of the latest available evidence.
All treatment is modified to suit the age of the patient and is quite different to the treatment that adult patients receive. Once a diagnosis has been established the chiropractor will discuss potential treatment options with the patient’s parent or guardian. Commonly, a trial of treatment may be undertaken before making a final decision on the best course of management.