Many people do not know that the birthing process may actually be the cause of someone's first subluxation (spinal misalignment). During the birthing process there can be a lot of tugging and pulling on the baby's neck and cervical spine causing the bones in the spine to misalign and impinge on the delicate and developing nerves. One of the most important times to get your spine checked is right after the birthing process, especially if it was a C-section or otherwise difficult birth. When else should your baby and kids get checked? ....after any big bumps and falls (which of course never happen :P ). Any slips and falls which may seem minor could potentially lead to a spinal misalignment. Another very important time,and may I say crucial time, is during middle school/puberty when they are growing at amazing rates....this is a key time to catch any curves in the spine (scoliosis). Once they are done growing it is nearly impossible to fully correct wrongful curves in the spine. The earlier your children get checked - the healthier their spines will be, the better their nervous system will function, and the more optimal their health and well being.
Some signs your child may need to be checked by a Chiropractor (Chiropractic research has shown to help children with the following): chronic ear infections, asthma, allergies, cholic, constipation, bowel irregularity, irritability, indigestion, abnormal posture such as one shoulder higher than the other or one hip higher than the other, aches and pains.
Remember Chiropractic is about removing interference to your nervous system via the spine. In this way, the body is able to express health and maintain order and balance to better the immune system and regulate the bodily functions optimally. Getting checked by a Chiropractor does not cure anything, it simply gives your body the opportunity it needs to heal and thrive. We can all benefit from that!
Click on the link below to learn more about Chiropractic and the benefits to Children.
10 Reasons Parents Take Healthy Kids to Chiropractors
Until next time, Live Innately!
Dr. Melissa Cruz
Innate Living Chiropractic
3151 SW 27th Ave Coconut Grove, FL 33133