Children and Chiropractic

For many decades, parents have been bringing their children to Gonstead chiropractors. Many spinal problems that adults experience actually begin as early as birth. The birthing process often stresses the infant’s spine and causes misalignments that irritates the nervous system and produces abnormal health conditions. Colic, croup, sleeping problems, allergic reactions and chronic infections including ear aches can be traced to nerve interference from spinal problems.

As a child grows, many different events can adversely affect the spine. Merely learning to walk involves countless falls. As children learn to ride bikes, skate or climb trees, often spinal misalignments occur. Sports, accidents, and even hours of sitting in school can take a toll. These misalignments may or may not result in immediate pain or other symptoms. This trauma, whether small or large, can lead to more serious problems later in life.

84217Regular chiropractic checkups can identify spinal misalignments and malfunctions and allow them to be corrected early in life before they cause health problems later in life. Chiropractors frequently see adult patients where the initial spinal problems began in childhood.

Chiropractic adjusting techniques are modified to fit the size and age of the child. The adjustment utilizes a light finger-tip contact to remove the spinal misalignment. Since children’s spines are more mobile than adults, and spinal problems usually have not had years to develop, often only a few spinal adjustments are needed.

Uncorrected spinal conditions in childhood become significant problems later in life. Give your child the best possible chance to grow up healthy; have their spine checked by a Gonstead chiropractor.