In the last year I have treated dozens of babies, toddlers, and young children for digestion related conditions; constipation, diarrhea, fecal incontinence, and urinary incontinence to name a few. These poor children were living half-lives, too afraid to go out and play just in case they might have an “accident”.
Having checked my records, 98% have made full recoveries. I have just discharged a four year old who has suffered severe constipation, abdominal pain that stops him from sleeping or being cuddled for the last 3 years. In that time he has been continuously pumped full of laxatives which, according to his mother, have made no difference whatsoever.
He has had two sessions with us at the Chiros Clinic and is now returning to normal bowel function. The problem was a misaligned pelvis and spine. The total bill was £68.
The child’s GP admitted to the mother that they have hundreds of cases identical to her little boy’s situation. His mother is furious with the GPs and their approach to this common problem and she, like all the previous parents, cannot understand why her child or all those other children cannot access the services of Chiropractors and Osteopaths.
It will be a great day when GPs are finally able to prescribe selected private health-care services.
The main thing to remember until then is that chiropractors don’t just treat backs, we treat the body.