Many parents are unaware of the importance of having a child’s spine checked for vertebral sublexations on a regular basis. Your child’s spinal checkups are as important as their checkups at the pediatrician or dentist. The nervous system is the first bodily system to develop in a baby and controls every aspect of development and health. For this reason it is important to keep a child free from interference of a vertebral subluxation. Vertebral subluxations can develop from spinal stress before, during and after the birth process. As young children’s neck muscles develop slowly, it is essential to have their spines checked for any misalignments.
Growth spurts can sometimes place too much stress on a child’s body resulting in a curvature in their spine known as scoliosis. Scoliosis can start as a small curve and ultimately result in a much larger medical issue resulting in premature spinal degeneration as an adult if the curvature is not addressed. Chiropractic along with postural exercises can help to straighten a scoliosis. As with most recovery and therapeutic practices, children respond to chiropractics faster than adults and require less force to safely adjust their spine. Be sure to have one of our chiropractors check your child for any vertebral subluxations.