Many spinal problems seen in adults began as early as birth. Entering the world is a traumatic event for their little bodies. Even natural birthing methods can stress an infant’s spine and developing nerve system. The resulting irritation to the nervous system caused by spinal and cranial misalignment can be the cause of many newborn health complaints such as: colic, breathing problems, nursing difficulties, sleep disturbances, allergic reactions, constipation, better sleep, and chronic infections can often be traced to the nerve system stress. As the infant grows, learning to hold up the head, sit, crawl and walk are all activities that affect spinal alignment and are important times to have a child checked by a Doctor of Chiropractic. Infant adjustments are gently done with little pressure. Our doctors use the Activator Method, which is a handheld tool that delivers a consistent low-force thrust. Infants do not receive the typical adjustments an adult does.
Toddlers don’t complain about pain but the way the bounce back from an injury is quick and amazing. Toddlers twist, strain and fall as they learn to crawl and walk. Repetitive actions can cause a pattern of movement that could cause permanent misalignments in their growing bodies. Chiropractic can help with:
As the child begins to participate in regular childhood activities like skating or riding a bike, small yet significant spinal misalignments may occur. If neglected, the injuries during this period of rapid growth may lead to more serious problems later in life. This is why developing good spinal care at a young age is so important.