Get Your Kids Checked
Our children today are dealing with technological postural stresses we never dealt with from computers, cell phones, smart devices, and video games. Ocean Chiropractic Center of Aventura will show you and your child what and what not to do while using these devices.
How early can a child be adjusted? Why do they need adjustments?
When I lecture in the community and I share with people that I adjust many children these are the most common questions I here All of these questions and more go through the minds of parents who are contemplating chiropractic care for their children.
Some parents are hesitant about getting their children adjusted even though they themselves are under care.
If chiropractic care is necessary to your good health and to reaching your potential as an adult, then it logically follows that it is even more necessary for a child. After all, they have a nerve system which controls and coordinates all their bodily functions just as you do. Subluxations can occur at any time. The first one may have occurred during the baby’s birth. system Even today’s “natural” childbirth methods can effect an infant’s spine.
While an infant is learning to crawl and eventually walk thousands of minor falls, bumps, and bruises may occur. All of these have the potential to cause the spine to shift out of place. Preliminary studies suggest that colic, unusual crying, poor appetite, ear infections or erratic sleeping habits can be signs of spinal distress. Newborn adjustments are gentle. As a rule, no more pressure than you’d use to test the ripeness of a tomato is involved. Detecting and correcting childhood problems can help avoid problem later as an adult.
Chiropractic care can be quite helpful during all stages of pregnancy.
During the period of rapid fetal development hormonal changes cause laxity of connective ligaments shifting the weight bearing structures of the body. This may cause many pregnant woman to experience low back pain. Besides helping to relieve the discomfort many pregnant woman experience, chiropractic care helps normalize nervous system function. This is an important component to overall good health.
The benefits of chiropractic care may also be noticed during delivery. Many chiropractic patients report that their deliveries were faster and more comfortable than deliveries previous to chiropractic care! Modifications to the table or the technique used are made during each stage of pregnancy.
Why Should I consider having my child checked for nervous system stress and spinal mis-alignment?
To begin “natural” child birth methods can cause your child’s spine to shift out of place. The pushing, pulling, and twisting on the newborn`s neck and spine during birth commonly causes the small vertebrae to be pushed out of place. Studies have indicated a connection with abnormal alignment of the bones in the neck and SIDS. Some of the nerves exiting the neck carry vital mental impulses to the diaphragm, which is responsible for proper breathing.
How many times will your child fall before he or she begins to walk?
The answer is a couple thousand. Also take into consideration every other unfortunate fall or trauma that takes place during your child’s growing years. If your child’s spine moves out of its normal alignment it will continue to stay out of place for years and possibly their entire life. This can lead to scoliosis, chronic ear infections, headaches, and an overall state of dis-ease. Teach your child from an early age that health does not come from taking a pill or some pink potion. If we teach our children at a young age that we do not need chemicals for our bodies to function better, this without a doubt will change how they view the use of drugs now and in the future for years to come.