We have our children’s teeth and eyesight checked regularly – why wouldn’t we have their spine checked?
Since spinal trauma can occur at birth, many parents have their newborns checked right away. Chiropractic adjustments for adults differ significantly from those performed on babies. Infant adjustments are particularly gentle, and typically a baby will be soothed by an adjustment. As the infant grows, learning to hold up the head, and other milestones in their development such as sitting upright themselves, crawling, and walking are all activities that affect their spinal alignment – these are especially important times to have them checked by a Chiropractor.
We have many people bring babies to see us, but it is important to understand that Chiropractic does not treat specific conditions or diseases. The expertise of the chiropractor is in checking the child’s spine for misalignments that impair nerve system function, therefore affecting overall body function.
Many factors can influence a childs spine as it develops – birth trauma, accidents, falls, posture, carrying heavy school bags … On average a child will fall about 2500 times before the age of seven.
Chiropractic adjusting techniques are modified to fit a child’s size, weight, and unique spinal condition. Most parents report that their children enjoy their chiropractic adjustments and look forward to subsequent visits.
Regular chiropractic checkups can help keep the spines and nervous systems of all ages functioning at their best.