Children and Chiropractic
More and more parents recognize the need for their children to receive chiropractic care. Just like all parents know the importance of taking their children to dental checkups, sight, and ears, they also know what it is perhaps the most important check-up of all: the revision of their spine.
Many people that suffer back problems in adulthood began in childhood. The first trauma that a baby can suffer occurs during delivery, especially if you have had to use forceps, suction cups, and if labor was long and difficult. As the child grows and develops his spine, he learns to hold his head, then to crawl, and finally to take their first steps. If there is trauma, the alignment of the spine and the nervous system are affected. This results in health problems like colic, allergies, asthma, ear infections, sleeping problems, hyperactivity, learning problems, enuresis (bedwetting), scoliosis, etc..
You do not have to wait until there is back pain to go to a Doctor of Chiropractic. Children suffer dislocations due to falls, poor posture, learning to walk, cycling, heavy backpacks, etc.. Just like a silent dental decay, vertebral subluxation affects the entire body of the child without the effects being noticed.
A preventive hygiene of the spine is the key to optimal health. It is important to understand that chiropractic care does not mean disease. Its function is to examine the child’s column looking for subluxations that may be affecting the nervous system and therefore allowing the body to function properly. Vertebrae keep and protect the spinal cord, which transmits information from the brain to the various body parts. The nervous system controls and coordinates the function of all body systems: circulatory, respiratory, digestive, hormonal, immune system; therefore, any interference in the nerve transmission affects the normal functioning of the body and good child development.
Chiropractic acts on the nervous system, and this has a direct control over the immune system, therefore Chiropractic helps improve children's defenses.
Chiropractic care provides wellness naturally and has a preventive role of paramount importance to the quality of life of children and their school performance.