Children live a very active lifestyle. They are constantly running around, wrestling, jumping from here to there, and playing sports. Not to mention the actual birth process as babies come into this world. This is one of the most traumatic events that we go through in our entire lives. All of this activity is a great way to experience life, but it also puts a lot of stress on the spine.
The spine houses and protects the nervous system. The nervous system is a vehicle for the brain to communicate with the body. This communication is vital for our bodies to function at their optimum potential. When we put our bodies under a lot of stress and activity, though, this communication can be interfered with. This interference happens due to the stress causing the spine to move out of its normal position and put pressure on the nerves that travel out of it. This misalignment is called a subluxation. Subluxations are misalignments of the spinal bones, called vertebrae, leading to damage to the nerves and poor function.
Children are not immune to this happening. If anything, they are more susceptible to it due to the amount of activity and stress that they take their bodies through. As was already mentioned, the birth process causes a lot of stress, but when they start to learn to walk, they fall ten times a day. Once they are able to walk, they learn to run and can get ahead of themselves, leading to more falls. Then, they learn to ride a bike or start playing sports and create even more opportunities for injury and stress. All of these activities can lead to subluxations, and uncorrected can lead to more significant problems in the future.
Children are great candidates for chiropractic care. Child chiropractic adjustments can help remove the interference caused by subluxations and allow the body to function at an optimum level. By taking care of them as they occur, we can help the child to have great spinal health, and thus, great overall health, throughout their whole life. It can lead to prevention of future injuries and pain as well.
If your children ever complain of any pain or discomfort, there may be something we can do to help. If they have never been examined by a Chiropractor, even if they have never experienced pain, there may be interference to their nervous system from the birth process. By correcting these problems, we can help improve their bodies ability to heal itself and prevent that child from future problems.