The birth process can be one of the most traumatic events in our lives. Even the "uncomplicated" birth can stress a developing spine. The resulting irritation to the nervous system, channeled through the spine, can be the cause of many newborn health complaints.
Colic, unexplained crying, poor appetite, breathing problems, and allergic reactions can often be traced to nervous system dysfunction caused by a malfunctioning spine.
Head support, followed by crawling and 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, "growing pains", and a weakened immune system response.
Chiropractic adjusting techniques are modified to fit child's size and weight. Parents are often report that their children seem healthier than other kids their age.
Many spinal problems seen in adults begin in childhood. Proper spinal hygiene is an important key to better health. Do you know a child who could benefit from chiropractic care?
Important: Contact sports or repeated one-sided activities can interfere with proper growth during rapid stages of spinal development and trigger a "wry neck" or an onset of scoliosis. One-sided activities may include breast feeding exclusively on the same side, sitting on the same side at the table, sleeping always on the same side, being held on the same hand, side of the body.
When your baby starting to walk, try to keep them barefoot for as long as you can inside and especially outside the house. It is very important to keep feet stimulated during growth to ensure formation of a strong arch and good musculature around the ankle. Because our feet are designed to walk on uneven and soft surfaces, when you start wearing foot-flattening shoes from the early steps, your baby may end up with "flat" or "pronated" feet and this may cause weak ankles, knee, hip and back problems in the later life.
Remember, that the health of your child starts to form long before they are born and may largely depend on the quality of the delivery. We always advise to have a good spinal health during pregnancy, therefore see your chiropractor, to make sure your back is strong and supple.
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