Many of the health problems we have as adults are rooted in childhood.
Stress and trauma to the spine commonly begin during the birth process. Even during uncomplicated delivery, the baby’s spine can become misaligned due to the intense stresses involved. Unfortunately, they have no way of communicating their pain other than crying. These stressors can lead to lowered immune system function, digestive issues, ADD/ADHD and many others. We see infants with colic, infantile reflux, constipation and ear infections, just to name a few. Many parents bring their babies in a few days after birth to have them checked for misalignments and nerve interference.
As children grow, they may sleep in awkward positions, take a tumble and have other injuries. Although children seem to bounce back, left uncorrected, these stresses and injuries can pull spinal bones out of alignment and cause nerve interference and abnormal movement patterns.
Through childhood and adolescence, poor posture may develop because of spending too much time sitting in front of the television, surfing on their smartphone or tablet and carrying heavy backpacks at school. Sports injuries also have the potential to cause misalignments in the spine, resulting in nerve interference.
Regular chiropractic care through infancy, childhood and adolescence promotes wellness and helps minimize the potential for spinal misalignments and the resulting nerve interference.