Golden Bay Chiropractic Works Where High Technology Meets Natural Healing

Children

If we wore our spines on our face we would look after them better!!

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What is worse, is that some children who would benefit from having natural spinal work done are taking prescription drugs!

Get your children’s spines checked now!

Many spinal problems begin in childhood and develop gradually. Chiropractic approaches spinal and overall health care from a preventative point of view.

Catch a problem before it develops and it can be corrected much more quickly.

Right from birth, your child’s spine is subjected to daily stresses. In fact, the birth process is one of the most traumatic experiences many of us will ever go through. The first spinal misalignment a person suffers  may occur during the birth process, especially if forceps or suction were used during delivery.  Even a normal birth can leave a child with a subluxation. An infant’s neck must be bent one way and then the other in order to pass through the birth canal.

Chiropractic adjustments on infants and children are extremely safe, with no more force used than that used to test whether a tomato is ripe or not.

Finding nerve interference and correcting it as early as possible is paramount to your child’s health.

As your child grows, other problems may arise. Scoliosis is an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine which if not detected early may become a serious disfiguring problem.

It is important that, when present, it is diagnosed before a child begins his or her “growth spurt” at approximately 12-16 years of age because scoliosis can progress rapidly during these years.

Studies show us a much higher prevalence of back pain in children than previously thought.

In a study of children aged 12-15 years old (Olsen et al., 1992, Am. J. Public Health) 30.4% reported a history of low back pain. Mierau and Cassidy (1984) found that 22.8% of elementary school and 33.3% of secondary school aged children complained of low back pain. So don’t simply pass off a child’s complaint of aches and pains as “growing pains” because there may very well be something real causing his or her pain.

Here are some signs of problems you can look for.

  • Have your child stand with his back to you with his arms down at his sides.
  • Observe his/her natural posture.
  • Is his/her head level, not tilting to one side?
  • Are the shoulders the same height? This/her shoulder blades should sit flat against the back at the same level.
  • Hips should be the same height, and the tips of the fingers of both hands should be even.

If your child fails any portion of this screening test or complains of aches and pains, please call our office for an appointment.

This may be the most important thing you do for your child this year!

Children respond much more quickly to adjustments than adults because they have generally been exposed to fewer stressors on their system and their subluxations are fairly recent. Whereas, many adults are dealing with problems arising from injuries that are years old.

Just as you take your children into the dentist for regular checkups, your child’s spine and neuromuscular health should be equally monitored.

Children need to receive regular check-ups for one of the most important structures in their bodies, especially if they are active, play hard, participate in sports, ride bikes, or enjoy the everyday rough-and-tumble world of the very young.

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