Spinal problems can begin as early as the day a infant is born. Birthing methods seen as natural that can stress an infant’s spine and developing nerve system. Misalignments in a child’s spine can result in colic, breathing problems, nursing difficulties, sleep disturbances, allergic reactions and chronic infections. Chiropractic care is widely recognized for being effective in treating misalignments in the spine.
A 2007 study found that chiropractic care is not only safe for children but can improve their sleep, behavior, attitude and immune system function. If spinal misalignments in a child are left untreated, this can lead to more problems in the future, such as an impaired nervous system and poor body function. Although it’s common for parents to seek chiropractic care for their children when it comes to an injury, making preventative care visits to a chiropractor can be very beneficial in the long run in identifying potential spinal injuries you didn’t know your child had.
A chiropractor will examine your child for any subluxations and use adjustment techniques accordingly depending on their size, weight, and type of spinal condition. Adjusting the spine so it’s not causing interference in the nerves is vital to nerve system function and overall body function. This includes circulatory, respiratory, digestive, hormonal, eliminative and immune system function.