Children and the Chiropractic Lifestyle
Spinal malfunctions caused by falls from learning to walk, can often be helped with chiropractic care.
Regular chiropractic checkups are especially beneficial as head support and natural spinal curves are established.
The birth process may be one of the most traumatic events of our lives.
Even so-called “natural” birthing methods can stress a still-developing
spine. The resulting irritation to the nervous system can be the cause
of many newborn health complaints. Colic, unexplained crying, poor
appetite, breathing problems, and allergic reactions can often be
traced to nervous system dysfunction caused by a malfunctioning spine.
Head support, followed by crawling, and a baby’s first few steps should be followed by
chiropractic checkups. If neglected, the bumps and falls during this
period of rapid growth may lead to serious spinal deformities later in
life. This can set the stage for scoliosis, “growing pains,” and a
weakened immune system response.
Chiropractic adjusting techniques are modified to fit a child's size,
weight, and unique spinal problem. Parents often report that their
children seem healthier than other kids their age.
Many spinal problems seen in adults begin in childhood. Proper spinal
hygiene is an important key to better health. Do you know a child who
could benefit from chiropractic care?
Children can benefit from chiropractic care before they are born, by
having a mother who receives prenatal chiropractic check-ups. A healthy
diet, proper exercise, a stress-free environment, and a chiropractic
lifestyle help prepare for a happy, healthy baby.
Chiropractic care can benefit the developing baby and help reduce the complications of labor.
Chiropractors are experts in the care of the bones, nerves, muscles and
connective tissues that make up about 60% of your body. All of the
joints in your body are part of this musculo-skeletal system and its
optimal function is necessary for overall good health. Ask your Doctor
of Chiropractic for more information about a care program that may
include specific spinal adjustments, exercise recommendations,
nutritional advice or other conservative methods of care based on your
health history, age, current condition and lifestyle.
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