As birth can be one of the most traumatic events to cause subluxations that we’ll ever experience, the most important time to begin chiropractic care to correct those subluxations is as soon as a baby is born, should subluxations and their associated conditions be present. The sooner the subluxation is corrected, the sooner the brain and nervous system can function correctly. Chiropractic has long said ‘You’ve never had a chance since birth’!
Being born is not easy!
Even so called ‘natural births’ can cause trauma to a developing spine and may often cause other baby health problems. The initial uncontrolled head movements and early falls can cause subluxations to the baby’s delicately developing spine. As the brain and nervous system run and control body functions, adjusting vertebral subluxations may help with symptom related conditions. For example, adjusting the baby’s spine may help with musculoskeletal aspects of a non-musculoskeletal condition, such as the muscular tension often associated with asthma, constant crying, inability to sleep, scoliosis and ‘growing pains’ (to name just a few). And in these circumstances chiropractic care could be helpful in managing the condition alongside care from other practitioners. If neglected, the falls and traumas during this vital period of rapid growth and development may lead to spinal problems later in life. Booking in for a chiropractic examination with your OneWay chiropractor will help detect if your child has spinal subluxations suffered through birth, slips or falls and if there are any musculoskeletal aspects of a non-musculoskeletal condition such as in asthma, constant crying, inability to sleep, scoliosis and ‘growing pains’ as discussed above. Interestingly enough, the chiropractic problems found in adults usually began during childhood.
When should children have their spines checked for subluxation?
As soon after birth as possible should you notice any of the above conditions.
Chiropractic adjustments should begin as soon as there are subluxations. Since most subluxations occur at birth or during the years when our bodies are developing and growing, it is vital to have a spinal check-up and adjust the ensuing subluxations as soon as possible.
What are the benefits of having your children regularly checked for subluxation?
Firstly, it will greatly assist the spine and nervous system to function normally; in turn the child has a greater chance to maintain a healthy subluxation-free spine.
Secondly, it can help prevent a child’s spine from degenerating prematurely.
Thirdly, it can help ensure the organs receive a proper nerve supply. Maintaining optimum health is the goal of every health practitioner. When the brain, and nervous system, is operating 100%, 100% of the time, the body is more able to function normally.
Children Need Chiro Too
Back and neck pain affect people of all ages, from babies to the elderly. If your children haven’t yet been to a doctor of chiropractic, now’s the time – due to the many accidents, falls and traumas a child suffers throughout childhood, it’s important to check their spine to catch any subluxations as early as possible.
Our focus is on finding and removing the subluxation complex to optimise an individual’s health. Early check-ups is the secret to keeping your spine as subluxation-free as possible. Especially so when adjusting the baby’s spine may help with musculoskeletal aspects of a non-musculoskeletal condition, such as the muscular tension often associated with asthma, constant crying, inability to sleep, scoliosis and ‘growing pains’ (to name just a few). Your children deserve that as much as you do. Isn’t it time you had them checked by your doctor of chiropractic!