Kids and Chiropractic
Chiropractic is for all ages! The birthing process, regardless if it is vaginal or cesarean, can be a very traumatic experience for the newborn’s spine and spinal cord. I recommend that every child have their spine checked for subluxations ( spinal mis-alignment causing nerve interference) as soon as possible after the birthing process is complete. As kids begin to explore their surrounding new world by crawling around and lifting their head up, they should have their spine checked again. As the child begins to learn to stand and walk, they should have their spine checked for subluxations again because of the frequency and quantity of falls they will experience. As a good rule of thumb, Dr. Dan recommends a monthly wellness check up for newborns and toddlers. As kids begin sitting in class, they may need more frequent check ups.
Children are very active, hopefully, and are constantly crashing into things or falling. These micro traumas can add up to have a very detrimental effect of the developing spine and nervous system. When we are older and in school, we end up sitting a lot and start to develop poor posture causing stress to our spine. Then we get a job and sit even more as well as have to deal with the stresses of “real life.” As we age into our golden years and begin to lose density in our bones as well as hydration to our vertebral disks in our spine, it becomes even more imperative that our spine is free of subluxations and functioning optimally. It has been said that you are as old as your spine. If you keep your spine healthy as you age, you will age more healthfully.
CLICK HERE for a list of comprehensive collection of research studies, chiropractic case studies and other published papers which show the efficacy of chiropractic care for children and pregnant women.
It is important to realize that chiropractic is not the treatment of any condition. The purpose of chiropractic is to find and reduce stress and interference to the nerve system, allowing the person to experience greater function and an overall improved quality of life.
“If you have a spine, you should be under Chiropractic Wellness Care to make sure it is functioning optimally, regardless of your age.” – Dr. Kempff