Many spinal problems seen in adults begin in Childhood. Proper spinal hygiene is an important key to better health.
The birth process may be one of the most traumatic events in 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 nervous system dysfunction caused by a malfunctioning spine.
Head support, followed by crawling, and baby’s first few steps should be followed by chiropractic checkups. If neglegted, 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.
Contact Sports or repeated one-sided activities can interfere with proper growth during rapid stages of spinal Development.