A child’s spine and the body is incredibly flexible and mobile and so even minor stresses can impact the function and create tension during the volatile stages of development.
The nervous system controls everything that people, and children, do – from breathing and digesting to running, playing, thinking and feeling. Interference and damage to the system can significantly impact a child’s ability to function at their very best.
Interference and subluxations (the term used by chiropractors for vertebrae and joints that aren’t moving correctly) can often reduce health without obvious symptoms; there are occasionally signs that indicate that a child’s nervous system may need some attention.
Regular chiropractic care from the time a child is born can greatly reduce the chances of injuries and conditions both early and in later life, especially scoliosis. In addition, regular care can help a range of common childhood conditions such as colic, asthma, allergies, chest and ear infections and behavioural problems.
Just as with adults, maintenance of the spine can also lead to improved flexibility, strength, general health – all of which are important for growing bodies and brains!
However, there are some misconceptions that chiropractic techniques are not appropriate for the fragile and changing bodies of children, however, this is not the case.
Just as each person and child is different, so is their care and their adjustments. Chiropractor uses gentle, effective techniques adapted specifically for children depending on their age, size and individual bodies. In fact, getting your children examined, particularly during growth stages, will help their bodies develop to their best.
Furthermore, it teaches them from an early age the importance of maintaining a great level of health and helps them to discover ways to look after their bodies – lessons they can take through life with them.
Walkerville Chiropractic has a large number of Chiropractic Kids all feeling the benefits and rewards of early-life adjustments. The decision to bring your child to visit a chiropractor is one that we would greatly encourage. If you have any questions regarding your child’s spinal health and development, please do not hesitate to ask any one of the team at Walkerville Chiropractic.