Since postural patterns can run in the family, it is recommended that each member of the family have their spines checked by a Chiropractor. Pound for pound the most traumatic experience that can happen to us in our lives is the process of being born. It is at this time that many people suffer from neck and spinal trauma.
Children are born with a curve in their neck which is very similar to that of an adult. Maintaining this cervical curve is essential in the proper functioning of the nervous system and prevention of osteoarthritis in the spine later on in life.
SUBLUXATION AT AN EARLY AGE
Vertebral Subluxations can prevent an infant from developing properly neurologically. This can leave a child prone to childhood sicknesses and hindered neurological development.
Children take an average of over 5000 falls in the first five years of their lives. Each of these falls has the potential to create spinal misalignments in the child’s spine and create nerve interference.
Slips, falls, sports injuries, backpack repetitive trauma can lead to chronic back pain and poor posture in children. A child will have the best chance of optimal growth and development if their spines are checked for the presence of Vertebral Subluxation and adjusted by a Chiropractor if necessary.
Current research shows that loss of the normal curve in the upper back area of a child or thoracic spine can cause adolescent scoliosis. There are specific Chiropractic adjustments and exercises which can help to prevent and correct this abnormal posture.
The X-ray films below are those of a 6 year old boy whose back shifts significantly to the left. These films show improvement after the boy received Chiropractic under our care. The best time to have a child’s spine checked for Vertebral Subluxation is immediately following birth and routinely throughout their lives.
CHILDREN AND CHIROPRACTIC CARE
More children today suffer from autoimmune disorders than ever before. Due to increased chemical, physical and emotional stress children are at an increased risk for a variety of health problems compared to a decade ago. Our office’s holistic approach helps you address these problems and takes a preventative approach to help avoid them.
Chiropractic in our office commonly helps with:
- Overall wellness
- Decreased immune system function
- Digestive health
- Sports Injuries
- Growing pains.
INFANTS AND CHIROPRACTIC CARE
Dr. Laura holds her board certification from the Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics in prenatal and pediatric care. Dr. Steve has advanced training in prenatal and pediatric care as well. Adjustments and Chiropractic care for infants and children is very different compared to that of an adult. It is extremely gentle, safe and effective. Misalignments in an infant’s spine can occur in utero or from the birthing process. Getting your newborn’s nervous system checked right after birth can help them get off to a great start. Dr. Steve and Dr. Laura have extensive experience dealing with infants with colic, reflux and food sensitivities.
Chiropractic commonly helps infants with:
- Ear infections
- Sleeping problems
- Cranial malformation
- Nursing/Feeding challenges