Chiropractic treatment for babies….perhaps not

The following article appeared in the SMH on 29/9/13 and highlights the potential dangers associated with chiropractic treatment of newborn babies and small children.
http://www.smh.com.au/national/health/call-for-age-limit-after-chiropractor-breaks-babys-neck-20130928-2ul6e.html
I am not at all “anti-chiropractor” and in my practice I care for many women who derive great benefits from chiropractic treatment during pregnancy. But this does not necesarily translate to newborn babies.
In choosing to have chiropractic treatment, as with many other treatments, one should be aware of the qualification of the practitioner, their experience in treating the condition you are seeking treatment for and you should have some notion of the available evidence which supports use and benefit (and risks) of the treatment.
The link below articulates the AMA (Australian Medical Association) position on this issue.
https://ama.com.au/ausmed/chiros-told-take-hands-kids-until-theres-proof

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