The birth process may be one of the most traumatic events of our lives.
Even so-called "natural" birthing methods
can stress a still-developing spine. The resulting irritation to the nervous
system can be the cause of many newborn health complaints. Colic, unexplained
crying, poor appetite, breathing problems, and allergic reactions can often be
traced to a nervous system dysfunction caused by a malfunctioning spine.
Head support, followed by crawling, and a baby's first few steps should be followed
by chiropractic checkups. If neglected, the bumps and falls during this period
of rapid growth may lead to serious spinal deformities later in life. This can
set the stage for scoliosis, "growing pains," and a weakened immune system response.
Chiropractic adjusting techniques are modified to fit a child's size, weight, and
unique spinal problem. Parents often report that their children seem healthier
than other kids their age.
Many spinal problems seen in adults begin in childhood. Proper spinal hygiene
is an important key to better health. Do you know a child who could benefit from
The spinal malfunction from falling when learning to walk, can often be helped
with chiropractic care.