Chiropractic for Children
Care For Children
“Chiropractic care for my child? Why? His back doesn’t hurt.”
Parents who often appreciate the importance of checkups for their child’s teeth, hearing, eyes, ears, nose and throat draw a blank when it comes to the spine.
A spinal checkup could be one of the most important of your child’s life! Why? In addition to the stress of childbirth, the constant jumping, falling, running and bumping of a normal childhood often cause vertebral subluxations, with serious health consequences if left uncorrected.
The clinical picture ranges from central motor impairment and development [sleeplessness, uncoordination, seizures] through impairments of vegetative regulatory systems [vomiting, digestive problems, elimination problems], to lowered resistance to infections, especially to ear-nose-and-throat infections.
For more than a hundred years doctors of chiropractic have observed often dramatic responses from some infants after a chiropractic spinal adjustment with conditions as varied as Erb’s Palsy (in which an arm is limp and undeveloped), unbalanced facial and skull symmetry, foot inversion, colic, torticollis (twisted neck), “nervousness,” and ear, nose and throat infections.
Today we find more parents bringing their children to doctors of chiropractic for spinal checkups. With a healthy spinal column, a child’s body can better deal with the sore throats, ear infections, stomach-aches, fevers, measles, mumps and the 101 other problems that often make up young life. Without chiropractic care some children will live in continued sickness, condemned to a life of taking medicines and perhaps even surgery.