How do Children Benefit From Chiropractic?
Life is a miracle. Two cells become four and four become eight and so on until nine months later a perfect human being enters the world. His little heart started beating at 24 days. Her eyes formed at 36 days. This miracle unfolds perfectly - unless there is interference. This is why children can benefit from chiropractic before they are born by having a mother with a nervous system free from the interference of spinal subluxations.
Today's birthing procedures can put tremendous pressures on a child's spine. And while the injury from forceps deliveries may be less common today, vacuum extraction and eager hands can do even more damage by pulling, forcing and twisting the baby's young spine. Without the language to explain, many newborns experience colic, unexplained crying, lack of appetite, frequent ear infections or other signs of poor health. A chiropractic examination is essential to determine if birth trauma to the spine is involved. Then, if indicated, a gentle adjustment is given. With no more pressure than you'd use to test the ripeness of a tomato, nerve-compromising subluxations can be reduced. Almost miraculously, many parents see instant improvements in the well-being of their child.
Later on, regular chiropractic checkups are helpful to monitor spinal development as infants sit upright, support their heads, learn to crawl and take their first brave steps. Many experts believe that uncorrected spinal problems during this early stage of development cause the chronic, hard-to-correct subluxations seen in adults.
Sadly, bed-wetting, bad posture, allergies, frequent colds, asthma, hyperactivity, childhood fevers, colic, ear infections and many childhood aches and pains are passed off as "just a phase kids are going through". But parents need to be careful....aches and pains at any age are usually a sign that something isn't right.
Chiropractic is Safe and Natural
The chiropractic approach to health care is natural. It does not try to stimulate or inhibit normal body function. Instead, the chiropractor addresses the important relationship between the nervous system and disease. The systemic effect of vertebral subluxations is complex. Many illnesses may be manifested in your child's body due to abnormal body function caused by subluxations. In light of this, your chiropractor may be the best doctor to help you and your family.