Chiropractic is for Kids

page_pediatricDid you know that in many cases the first stress placed on a child’s neck and back is during the birthing process? Along with a twisting and pulling of the baby’s head, an estimated 60-90 lbs. of force is used on an infant’s neck during “normal” delivery. Do you think this causes damage to your child’s spine and nerve system? Fact: The nerve system controls every cell and organ (heart, lungs, brain, stomach) in your body, it is responsible for how your body works today and how it heals and repairs tomorrow. Equally surprising is the fact that 26% of children surveyed at school reported a history of back pain. Also, it is estimated that a child can experience an approximately 7000 traumatic events (falls, bike crashes) by the age 14.

Trauma allowed to heal in wrong can affect the structure of the child’s spine which can affect the function of their nerve system. A nerve system under stress and tension can lead to numerous problems. Much like your cell phone not receiving a strong signal, the body’s signal can be affected causing the organs to malfunction.

Chiropractic care for children of all ages is safe and gentle. We work to restore the injured areas of the spine (subluxations) so the nerve system transmits the proper signal of life to the body for optimum function and regrowth, the way nature intended. So many adults come in for problems that started early on in their childhood, never addressed silently grew into major issues with their health. It takes more time and work to repair the damage that has been there for years. Working on these problems as the child grows allows for the body to repair and continue to in a state of health.