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Why an Infant's spine should be checked regularly by a chiropractor

By the time children have reached 4 years of age they have fallen literally thousands of times. Just like adults, children's spines are made of individual vertebrae that can get misaligned resulting in pressure on nerves, spinal cord and may lead to long term damage. Additional causes to spinal subluxations could be: Birth trauma (difficult delivery, forceps, vacuum, C- section), improper baby carrying, and excessive time in car seats can that cause dangerous spinal misallignments that present as common newborn health complaints such as:

  • Developmental delays, torticullis, Plagiocephaly (assymetrical skull). 
  • Colic
  • Reflux
  • Earaches
  • Excessive Crying
  • Breastfeeding  dysfunction, latching issues
  • Constipation

Toddlers/Young Children

As our children grow and become toddlers; learning how to walk, repeated injuries and falls, childhood sports and playground falls can cause dangerous spinal subluxations in young children that may cause:

  • Scoliosis
  • Bed-Wetting
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders (ADHD, ADD, Autism. etc.)
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Headaches

Teenagers

In their teenage years, children are at the last stage of spinal development, things like poor posture, wearing heavy backpacks, and playing contact sports may cause a multitude of conditions like:

  • Headaches
  • Poor Posture
  • Scoliosis
  • PMS
  • ADD/ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Depression, Anxiaty 
  • Back Pain

Chiropractic care may prevent many of these condition and provide an optimal development and health for your child throughout his life.