We often see adults coming in for chiropractic care and through a Health History Assessment we discover that much of their problems may actually have been caused from an incident or event from their childhood. Some going back as far as birth, recognizing spinal or cranial trauma that may have occurred during the birthing process.
When we experience trauma of any kind we may experience subluxations that cause interference in the nervous system. A subluxation is when a vertebrae in the spine is stuck or out of place, causing an interference within the nervous system. When there is interference, the communication to the rest of the body can be limited or blocked. When this happens we may begin to experience pain, symptoms or issues that can seem to come out of no where. In reality the interference may have been there for a long time. Or sometimes we may experience a traumatic fall, accident, or event that can cause interferences.
Our brain communicates to the rest of our body in order for it to function, sending it messages. When there is an interference or blockage then the communication is limited or non-existent causing the body to no longer function as it is suppose to. In order to function optimally, the nervous system needs to be free from inferences (subluxations).
Chiropractic Care for Kids
Did you know that chiropractic care can help your child with many childhood issues.
Think about how many times an average infant/toddler can tumble. Or when your child is learning new activities such as riding a bike, playing hockey, soccer or involved in gymnastics. All these activities can impact our child’s body. Our school-age kids may also begin to suffer alignment issues due to the back packs they have to carry. Often a child is not fitted properly with their backpack and over time this causes stress on their bodies. A chiropractor can assess your child and determine if they are experiencing subluxations that may be attributing to the issues they are experiencing. In addition a chiropractor can determine the right back pack for your child and ensure they are wearing it properly.
Some known childhood issues that may benefit from chiropractic care are:
- breathing weakness
- colic (incomplete protein breakdown)
- sleeping issues
- ear infections
- behavioural problems
- difficulty feeding/latching
- bedwetting and digestive issues
Just like you have check-ups at your doctors office or dentist, it’s a good idea to have a chiropractic check-up as well. A healthy nervous system aids in your child’s ability to function optimally and healthy.