Infants and Chiropractic

What could be more important to you as a parent than your child’s health? A healthy child is a result of a properly functioning nervous system and a healthy spine. All babies need to have their spines checked by a Doctor of Chiropractic for the presence of vertebral subluxations or spinal nerve stress.

WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT? It’s important because an unhealthy spine can interfere with the normal function of the nervous system and may cause serious health problems in infancy and later in life.

HOW CAN A BABY’S SPINE BECOME SUBLUXATED? The birth process is often very traumatic to the young spine and can cause subtle spinal damage. In addition, if the baby settles in an awkward position in the womb, especially during the final weeks of pregnancy, this can result in stress on the young body. Chiropractors can check infants as young as one day old. With all you do for your newborn child, please ensure his or her spinal health with a chiropractic spinal check-up.

As your child begins to grow they become very active. Approximately half of all children have had a fall of some kind by the time they are two years old. A childhood fall or accident can create health problems not just immediately but also years later. In a study of 78 children who had a minor injury, one and a half years later they were found to have scored less on a visual puzzle test and were more likely to have another mild head injury. At 6.5 years, they still scored less than controls. These same children also reported over 5 times more health problems, such as headaches, asthma, backaches, limb pain, etc
It cannot be stressed enough that any child who had even a mild head injury or was in any kind of accident needs a chiropractic check-up. Uncorrected subluxation damage from an accident in childhood may create major problems later in life.