HOW DO CHILDREN BENEFIT FROM CHIROPRACTIC?
Life is a miracle. From two cells forming four to a perfect human being nine months later. This miracle unfolds perfectly unless there is interference. Which is why children can benefit from chiropractic before they are born by having a mother with a nervous system free from interference from spinal misalignments.
With pregnancy come hormonal changes, a shift in body weight and a laxity of connective tissues. New stresses are experienced by the lower back and pelvis. Many women report that their pregnancies were easier and their delivery times shorter when they received chiropractic care.
Being born is a natural phenomenon. Even today’s birthing procedures can put tremendous pressures on a child’s spine. While the injury from forceps delivery may be less common today, vacuum extraction and eager hands can do even more damage by pulling, forcing and twisting the baby’s young spine. Whilst the birth process itself may be the cause of a child’s first spinal misalignment; learning to walk, ride a bike or play sports can cause so-called growing pains. Many experts believe that uncorrected spinal problems during this early stage of development cause the chronic, hard-to-correct spinal misalignments seen in adults. Children respond much quicker to chiropractic care compared to adults and their adjustments to the spine are gentle, comfortable and effective.
Chiropractic has always believed prevention is better than cure. If more children were checked for spinal misalignments when they are young, maybe our society could have a better quality of life in the future. We have our teeth checked, we have our cars serviced so why don’t we ever have our spines checked?
Parents who often place importance of check-ups for their child’s teeth, hearing, eyes, nose and throat draw a blank line when it comes to the spine. A spinal check up by a chiropractor could be one of the most important of your child’s life! Why?
The jumping, falling, running and bumping of a normal childhood often cause misalignments, which can have negative health consequences if uncorrected. In addition the birth process puts tremendous stress on the spine of the new-born that could lead to future health problems.
Chiropractic is a fantastic way to ensure your children’s nervous system, brain function and physical body are developing at their optimal level. Correcting problems at a young age prevents them from becoming chronic problems later in life.
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” – HENRY DE BRACTON
When the body reacts to the adjustment and heals, the stress disappears from the body and the natural resistance is restored.