Babies and children are often forgotten when it comes to chiropractic care. Many people ask “why do children need adjustments, they don’t have any pain?”. Let’s start from the beginning, the birthing process is a traumatic event for your baby. Chiropractors check the spine following birth and throughout childhood to ensure optimal neurological and structural development. Babies bodies are still developing and their spines are no exception. Because their bones have not fully hardened yet (ossified), they can easily develop misalignment’s chiropractors call, subluxations. This often occurs at birth as a result of stress and trauma to their bodies. Difficulty latching, ear infections, colic, constipation, reflux, allergies and much more can result from nervous system interference caused by subluxations.
It is well know that children crawl, climb, fall, playing sports etc. This is a part of life for children but, they are not invincible. Think about how your body would feel it it underwent the same stress. These stressors often do not present the same in children. Small injuries over time often go unnoticed and can result in a larger problem in the future. This is why chiropractic adjustments are a great addition to your families health habits. Developing these habits in your children from a young age will contribute to your family’s optimal health and wellness.