Kids and Chiropractic
Parents may ask, "Why chiropractic care for my child? His/her back doesn't hurt."
Subluxations (spinal misalignments) in early stages do not trigger pain. Much like a cavity before it hits the nerve, the slow process of decay takes a long time to show up as pain. Why not check the spine before it becomes a problem?
"How could a child have a subluxation (spinal misalignment) at such an early age?"
Since the birth process itself can have a significant effect on the infant spine, many parents have their newborns checked for subluxations (spinal misalignments). Later, as children begin to sit up, crawl, walk and run, the spine is introduced to new stresses. Ordinary childhood falls and mishaps often cause subluxations (spinal misalignments). Left unchecked, these misalignments will remain and cause problems in adulthood, if not before.
A spinal checkup could be one of the most important checkups of a child's life. Because the spine is the housing for the spinal cord, the nervous system is affected by even one spinal bone being out of proper alignment. The nervous system controls the functions of all the organs, glands, muscles and tissues in the body. With a healthy spinal column, a body can better defend itself from ear infections, fevers, sore throats, childhood diseases of all kinds.
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