Children and Chiropractic
Many spinal problems seen in adults begin in childhood. Proper spinal hygiene is an important key to better health.Chiropractic care can benefit children and babies. Colic, unexplained crying, poor appetite, breathing problems, and allergic reactions can often be traced to nervous system dysfunction caused by a malfunctioning spine. Even so-called "natural" birthing methods can stress a still-developing spine. The resulting irritiation to the nervous system can be the cause of many newborn health complaints.
Head support, followed by crawling, and a baby's first few steps should be followed by chiropractic checkups. If neglected, the bumps and falls during this period of rapid growth may lead to spinal deformities later in life. This can set the stage for scoliosis, "growing pains," and a weakened immune system response.
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