Children are very physically active and experience many types of falls and blows from activities of daily living as well as from participating in sports. Injuries such as these may cause many symptoms including back and neck pain, stiffness, soreness or discomfort.
For infants, the birth process is often the cause of your child’s first subluxation. A very soft and undeveloped spine of an infant can suffer trauma during delivery. It is estimated that as much as 80lbs of pulling pressure can be exerted to remove a baby from the birth canal. Many of our patients bring their newborns and infants in for regular adjustments.
Then, as children grow up and become more adventurous, the number of injuries to their spines becomes countless. The repeated falls as children learn to walk, the running, jumping, twisting, bumping and falling all over the place while playing in the yard or on an athletic field will often cause your child’s spine to become misaligned. However, often children do not show any signs or symptoms until later on in life. This is why getting treatments only when you experience symptoms, may not be the ideal way to keep your body intact.
Overall, Chiropractic care offers your child a more responsive body; a more balanced flow of energy and overall increased performance as she/he develops. A well-aligned child also may minimize the risk of future health challenges.