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As a parent, you do so many things to ensure the health and safety of your child. You make sure they eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, avoid excess sugar, and encourage an active lifestyle; but have you had their spine checked for subluxations?
Subluxations occur when one or more of the bones of the spine (vertebrae) move out of position and create pressure on and irritate the nerves coming out from between the vertebra. This pressure or irritation on these nerves is interference and will cause their signals to malfunction.
How does this affect your child? The nervous system controls and coordinates every function of the body. If there is interference in the nerve signal, the nerve will not function at 100% ability and some part of the body will not be working completely properly.
Chiropractic care is centered upon prevention. Care for infants is about monitoring or detecting and correcting small problems in the spine before the issue causes symptoms that interfere with your child’s health. With the birth process naturally a stressful event for babies, as the process becomes more of an intervening procedure the chiropractic check-up at infancy is even more crucial to your child’s future health.
Birth is not the only event in your child’s life that can put undesirable stress on their joints, and therefore their nervous system. The process of changing a diaper can put unwanted strain on the back and pelvis of an infant, and as they get older and begin to crawl and walk they will repeatedly fall on their bottoms, putting additional stress on their spine. When they get a little older they start moving a little faster, and will play rough and tumble games at recess or in sports. It’s a natural learning process for a child to fall down and pick themselves up again, but each incident can be traumatic to their joints. Many subluxations are silent and symptom-free at first, but as the body tries to adapt to the new positioning and the nerve interference increases problems will spring up over time. Fast forward a few years and couple the active life of your pre-teen with the hunched body posture of video games and homework, and your child will be learning to live in a body that isn’t comfortable. Children are resilient, but giving them the strongest foundation possible starts with making sure their bodies are subluxation-free.
If your child suffers from any of the following common conditions, it is essential to have their spine checked for subluxations:
--Asthma/ Chronic Bronchitis