FREE BREASTFEEDING INFO SESSION
When: Thursday 28th May
Where: Children’s Sunshine Chiropractic Buderim
shop 3-4 Buderim Mall, 86 Burnett St Buderim
Babies and Children welcome to attend.
Winter is approaching and with the sudden drop in temperatures the cold and flu season has started. Now is the time to support your immune system.
1.Keep your spine and nervous system functioning optimally through chiropractic correction.
2. Rug up and avoid feeling cold
3. Use additional supplements for immune support: Probiotics, vitamin c, zinc and selenium.
The Team at Children’s Sunshine Chiropractic wishes you all a Safe and Happy Easter. The office will be closed from Friday 18th to Monday 21st April. We will reopen on Tuesday 22nd April at 8am.
MERRY XMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Children’s Sunshine Chiropractic will reopen on Thursday 2nd January 2014.
Media misinformation regarding Chiropractic care of Children
On 29 September 2013 the Sydney Sun Herald and the Melbourne Age carried prominent stories under the banner headlines ‘Call for age limit after chiropractor breaks baby’s neck’ and ‘Chiros warned off treating children’. The stories related to the supposed outcome of an investigation by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, AHPRA, into a Melbourne chiropractor’s treatment of a four-month-old female child. The media reports stated of the child that ‘one of her vertebrae was fractured during a chiropractic treatment’.
The safety of children is paramount and it is AHPRA’s statutory responsibility to uphold the highest standards for all health professions in order to maintain public safety and confidence in our health system. AHPRA did indeed properly investigate this matter, and I table the independent expert report received by AHPRA, along with the consulting radiologist’s report and a CD containing copies of the MRI, CT scans and X-rays taken of the child.
I now quote from the radiology diagnosis
CONCLUSION: No evidence of fracture. The appearance of pedicles at C2 is consistent with bilateral spondylosis.
In plain terms, the child suffers from a congenital condition which prevents her spine hardening in the normal way. The symptoms of this condition can be confused with what is called hangman’s fracture, but the radiology report right from the beginning of this matter made it clear there was no fracture. The child’s father suffers from a similar condition. The chiropractor did not and could not have broken the child’s neck because there was never a broken neck to start with. There are clear lessons here about the need for effective communications between health practitioners from different health professions treating the same patient
(extract from Queensland Parliament Hansard)
In addition we can advise an internationally renowned medical radiologist has examined the material (x-rays, CT Scans, MRIs) and confirms that there are “no features on any images to confirm there has been a fracture, with no edema of the bone, cleft or surrounding tissues.”
The medical radiologist has also confirmed that the correct diagnosis is Congenital Spondylolysis.
Congenital spondylolysis is a well documented but rare condition of the cervical spine most common in the lower cervical vertebrae. It does occur at C2 and can be familial.
- The child did not have a fracture as alleged;
- The child had a congenital condition known as Congenital Spondylolysis;
- The Chiropractor could not and did not cause any injury to the child.
It has been noted the father of the child had a very similar congenital condition.
Safe arrival of Jacynta Rose George-Baker
Dr Scott Baker and family are happy to announce the birth of their daughter Jacynta born on the 8th August 2013.