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CHILDREN AND CHIROPRACTIC

Health begins before birth. Children benefit from chiropractic care before they are born, by having a mother who receives prenatal chiropractic checkups. A healthy diet, exercise, a stress-free environment, and a chiropractic lifestyle help prepare for a happy, healthy baby.

The process of birth is one of the most traumatic events of our lives. Even "natural" birthing methods can stress a still-developing spine. The resulting irritation to the nervous system may be the cause of many newborn health complaints, like unexpected crying, colic, poor appetite, breathing problems and allergic reactions.

Head support, followed by crawling, and a baby's first few steps should be followed by chiropractic checkups. If neglected, the bumps and falls during this period of rapid growth may lead to serious spinal deformities later in life. This can set the stage for scoliosis, a weakened immune system response and growing pains. Additionally, as kids get older, contact sports and repeated one-sided activities can interfere with proper development during rapid stages of spinal growth.

Chiropractic adjusting techniques are modified to fit a child's weight, size and unique spinal issues. Parents often state that their children seem healthier than other kids the same age.

Many spinal issues seen in adulthood began in childhood. Proper spinal hygiene is an important key to better health.

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