Many people are surprised when we tell them that 30% of our practice is pediatrics and that we even see babies who are just a couple of days old! During the birthing process, an infant’s spine can experience physical stress that may interfere with the normal function of their growing spine and nervous system. This can contribute to health issues such as colic, chronic ear infections, reflux, torticollis, asthma and more. As toddlers and young children become more active, they experience frequent falls and tumbles. Later, heavy backpacks and sports injuries add to the list of spinal stressors.
I was fortunate enough to grow up with chiropractic care. A chiropractor helped my mom recover from a severe spinal injury. She started to understand the importance of a healthy spine and decided to bring all five of her children. I didn’t have back pain. I had chronic bronchitis, pneumonia and asthma. I received my first adjustment at the age of eight and have not had any of these problems since. Today I see the same improvements in the health of the children in our practice.
Regular chiropractic care throughout childhood and adolescences can help to ensure that your children achieve their best health, growth and development.