Spinal Care for Children
Stress to the human framework and nervous system begins from the day we are born, and spinal care should begin at that time. However, all too often the need for spinal care for infants and children goes unrecognised.
Spinal injury can begin from the forces and stresses of birth, especially if forceps or suction is used.
Falls from prams and high chairs, tumbles down steps, constant bumps to the head and bottom whilst learning to walk, fall out of tress and trampolines, sporting and car accidents all contribute to accumulated stress on the framework of a child’s body. Such stresses may upset the normal mechanics of the child’s body, contributing to damage and imbalance of spinal and other joints, ligaments and muscles. This in turn upsets nerve pathways. Your nervous system controls the way your body works. Chiropractors believe that health depends, to a large degree on a healthy nervous system.
We all know that the childhood years are crucial to our overall development, and if problems are not resolved then we often carry them through life.
It is not normal for children to have headaches, constant infections and allergies or growing pains, nor are they likely to just grow out of them. If there is found to be interference to the child’s nervous system, chiropractic may be able to help.
Clinical experience, backed by an increasing amount of scientific research has shown that a wide variety of childhood problems may respond to chiropractic management. These include:
- Growing pains
- Sleeping problems
- Ear infections
- Poor co-ordination
- Digestive disorders
- Stomach ache
- Recurrent throat infections
- Bed wetting
- Poor posture
- Back pain
Removal of stress to the nervous system by improving the alignment and the function of the body’s structure explains the positive effect that chiropractors may have on these conditions.