Regardless of age, a properly functioning nervous system, free from interference from subluxation, is essential for development and growth. Chiropractic has not only been shown to help children with a variety of health challenges, but chiropractic helps children achieve a higher level of performance and function.
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Chiropractic has helped countless women throughout their pregnancies. Expecting mothers report that their problems with back and leg pain are helped, while others experience an easier birth process with chiropractic. Clinical research has documented numerous cases of pregnant women who were in a breech pregnancy situation, who were able to achieve correction of the fetal position after specific forms of chiropractic care which allowed them to have a normal birth.
Newborns, Infants and Babies
It has been well documented that the birth process can be traumatic on a young newborn’s spine. Nerve system interference, known as subluxation, created during the birth process can have a serious impact on a baby’s health and development. Many clinical studies have documented cases where a variety of health issues in infants and babies have been resolved under chiropractic care.
Adjustments given to newborns, infants or babies are very different from those given to adults. Specific adjusting techniques are used to correct spinal issues safely, with no discomfort. Studies have proven the effectiveness and safety of chiropractic care on the youngest of the population.
Toddlers and Pre-school
As toddlers begin to walk, a whole new dynamic of spinal function comes into play. Not only is gravity being applied to the spine differently than when the baby was crawling, but toddlers often fall when learning to walk. This is a critical time to make sure that the spine and nervous system is free from interference from subluxation. A large volume of documented cases have shown that chiropractic helps children with a variety of health issues lead normal and healthy lives with chiropractic care. Many common childhood issues would not be so common if more children had their spines checked for subluxation.
The adjustments given to toddlers and children are specifically designed for their young spines. Chiropractic has been shown to be both safe and effective for this age group.
Children in school are subject to a variety of spinal stresses that can create issues in their young spines and nervous systems. Not only are they sitting at a school desk for extended periods of time, but in many cases, they are carrying heavy backpacks on their young spines. Add to these issues that fact that many children are starting sports or increasing their activity and the possibility of subluxation creation becomes obvious.
Attention to the spine and nervous system of a child is the best way to ensure that your child grows and develops healthy. Numerous studies have shown that children with a variety of health issues benefit greatly while under chiropractic care.