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Children and Chiropractic Care

Posted on April 6, 2010 at 9:11 AM

I have many parents ask me why their child would need chiropractic care.  The simple answer is that if you want a healthy immune system and a strong nervous system then you should get your children adjsuted.  The truth of the matter is, is that if you want your child to have the healthiest life possible they need to be adjusted. 

Some people as well children don't have back pain or neck pain like adults do, do they?  Well as a matter of fact they may have those kinds of pains they just can't express themselves like we can.  They cry when they are unhappy or unconmfortable, they may only take a bottle to one side or nurse to one side beause they are uncomfortable to turn their head to the other side.  They may scream or cry when they are in their car seats because of tightness in their hips.  They may trip, lean, or use one side of their body more than the other.  Children express their discomfort in many ways, we just have to look and listen to them to understand that they are having some problems.

Then next question people ask me is, well how did they get a problem in their spine that would need chiropractic treatment?  Children actually have their first brush with trauma to the spine at the time of birth.  All birthing processes no matter how natural is trauma to a new born.  The more naturally the process usually means there is less interference with the delivery which means there is less interefence with the baby's spine.  Which in turn means that the more intereference with the delivery the greater the trauma is to the baby.  After the birth process there are many times in a young child's life when trauma is an issue.  First we have sitting for numerous hours of the day in an exersaucer, walker, swing, jumper,etc.  Then our little ones learn to crawl and during this process they fall and roll over and bump into things.  Then they get adventurous and learn to walk in which they fall down and give direct trauma to the spine.    As our children grow they then strat playing sports and having PE in school and usually fall down and get hurt.

With every trauma your child has no matter how small, it all affects the spine, nervous system and immune system, which in turn affects your child's overall health and well being.

Every child should have a great health care team to oversee all their needs,  this should include a pediatrician, dentist and a Chiropractor!

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