How often chiropractors have encountered parents who appreciate the importance of regular check ups for their child’s teeth, eyes and ears but draw a blank when it comes to a spinal check up.
A spinal check up could be one of the most important check ups your child will ever have! Why? In addition to the stress of childbirth, the constant jumping, falling, running and bumping of a normal childhood can often cause spinal misalignments or spinal subluxations. Not to mention, the skiing, snowboarding, and mountain biking here in Pemberton. Your Chiropractor will find these spinal misalignments and correct them hopefully before they become a problem.
Chiropractic care focuses on the joints in the spine and on the nervous system. Your child’s spine is his/her lifeline to the rest of the body. Running through the center of the spine column is the spinal cord, containing billions of nerve fibres that send messages and energy from the brain to every part of the body. If there is a blockage of any of the nerves along the spinal cord, it can have significant effects on many important systems and functions of your child’s life.
Blockages of the nerves in the spinal column are usually caused by tiny misalignments/fixations to the vertebrae that are called vertebral subluxations. Often, you are unaware that these misalignments are present. Your chiropractor will locate the problem areas and by using a very gentle and safe chiropractic adjustment will release the stress on the joint and on the nervous system.
One hip or shoulder is higher than the other, a foot turned in or out, neck tilt, one leg shorter than the other, joint pain or growing pains, scoliosis, and difficulty running or playing sports. Other common health conditions that may also respond to chiropractic care include colic, constipation, recurring ear infections, bedwetting, growing pains, headaches, postural problems, poor concentration, and scoliosis.
Often the misalignment occurs first as a newborn, therefore it is essential that your infant be checked for proper spinal alignment. They are subject to abnormal stress as a result of a difficult birth, forceps delivery, vacuum delivery, breech presentation, C-section, and abnormal in-utero position. Such spinal stresses can lead to many health problems later in your baby’s life.
More and more families are finding that chiropractic care for their children makes a big difference in their overall health. No matter what health concerns your child may have, they can benefit from a healthy spine.
Why not include chiropractic spinal checkups as part of your overall health routine! It will be the best move for your family’s health you will ever make.