Think chiropractic is only for adults? Think again.

Chiropractors have been seeing children for well over 100 years, and in some cases see their patients almost as soon as they are born.

Chiropractic care is based on the relationship between the spine and the nervous system. If there is dysfunction in the spine or the joints of the body, there is dysfunction in the nervous system. And since the nervous system controls all systems in the body, spinal dysfunction can have a wide and everlasting effect on a person’s health.why chiropractic care is good for children Why Chiropractic Care Is Good For Children

For a child, he can literally begin having spinal dysfunction in utero. Fetal positions such as breech, brow, transverse, posterior, etc – all common language throughout the growth and labor process – can have an impact on the baby’s spine as well. Spinal segments can be pushed out of place or jammed by a baby’s position in the womb. And if this position is maintained for any length of time, it can result in a longer, more complicated birthing process that can compound the baby’s spinal problems. Add in our modern day medicine and use of equipment such as induction, forceps and caesarean section, and its easy to see why problems can occur.

When a child is born, we all would love to have a happy baby that eats and sleeps on schedule. Yet that rarely occurs. Colic, reflux, breastfeeding difficulties, sleep disturbances, allergic reactions, chronic ear infections and more can all be traced to problems with the nervous system. And because many begin at birth, it can also be attributed to traumatic birthing experiences, and potential spinal and cranial misalignments.

As a parent, if you elect to have your child’s spine checked right after birth, you can begin to put them on the path for good health immediately.

Many developmental milestones such as holding the head up, sitting upright, crawling and walking are all affected by proper spinal alignment. If the spine is in good working order, those activities will come easier at the appropriate times. If there are problems, the child must adjust for those problems as he’s learning along the way.

As a child continues to grow, falls, sports injuries, playground bumps and bruises, heavy backpacks, sitting at a desk and playing video games can all lead to misalignment, again causing overall problems in a child’s health.

Think of chiropractic as your routine maintenance for good health. A proper alignment will give your child all he or she needs to stay health, and continue to grow in the best way possible. It works for you as an adult. Why shouldn’t your child have the best health from the beginning too?


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