It is becoming more common for parents to seek chiropractic care for their kids. Many of the problems seen in adults often begin in childhood, and start as early as birth. Birth trauma including experiences during”natural” birth, can be traumatic to the developing spine and nervous system.
Babies born via C-section, as well as those who are delivered by forceps or vacuum extraction, receive an enormous amount of pressure to their cervical spine. This trauma can cause the vertebra of the spine to become misaligned, a condition commonly known as vertebral subluxation.
Subluxations result in many newborn health complaints such as nursing difficulties, breathing problems, colic, sleep disturbances, acid reflux as well as ear infections.
Chiropractic care for kids gets them on the road to reach their full potential
Due to the fact that birth is traumatic, many parents have their newborns checked by a pediatric chiropractor almost immediately after birth. It is important to have children checked regularly as they are learning to hold their head up, sit, crawl and walk.
All of these milestones in an infant’s life can be impeded if their nervous system is not functioning properly. If your child is showing difficulties in attaining any of the milestones during childhood, it is vital that the child is checked for vertebral subluxation. If subluxations are left uncorrected, the child will experience compounding health problems later in life that could have been taken care of early.
As a child grows and gets involved in different activities, such as riding a bike and playing sports, subluxations can and probably will also occur. Though immediate pain or symptoms may not be noted, the child may have pressure on the nervous system, which will eventually lead to problems, particularly at school. Regular chiropractic adjustments are essential in maintaining the health of a child’s spine and nervous system.
The nervous system consists of the brain and spinal cord. Its job is to coordinate and control all of the systems in the body such as respiratory, digestive, hormonal, circulatory and immune systems. If there is any interference to the nervous system, decreased health and vitality will be experienced. Chiropractic adjustments seek to return the body to an optimal state of health.
It’s important to understand that chiropractic is not a treatment for disease. Its purpose is to reduce spinal nerve stress. By reducing this nerve stress, the entire body is able to function at a higher level.
Have your children checked today to be sure that they are living subluxation-free lives and reaching their full potential.