Children are susceptible to trauma in their spines from various activities and events. These microtraumas can subluxate the vertebrae of the spine, placing pressure on their spinal nerves and therefore decreasing their bodies’ ability to function normally. Although symptoms, such as pain and malfunction may not show up for years, injury to their vital nervous system can have a lifetime of damaging effects.
Children should be checked right after birth because of the potential damaging effects of the birth process. Even the most natural births are somewhat traumatic to the infant and may have “hidden damage”. Studies show that many children who experience symptoms of colic, ear-infections and asthma have spinal subluxations impairing their nervous system function. Early detection and correction can prevent layers of damage from occurring in the child’s vital nervous system. Accumulated damage will have lifelong consequences.
Does it hurt?
At Above & Beyond Chiropractic, we take care of many children using very specific, gentle techniques to care for children. On the very young, the adjustment is as light as a finger touch.
Lucky for you, we offer complimentary consultations, giving parents the opportunity to meet us, find out about chiropractic for their families and discuss their individual needs.
-adapted from the ICPA website. More questions? Check out http://www.icpa4kidscom.