- Unexplained crying
- Poor appetite
- Earaches or ear infections
- Allergic reactions
Learning to Walk
When they’re starting to take their first few venturous steps toward walking they stand next to the table or couch, wobble back and forth a little bit, take one or two hesitant steps toward the middle of the room, and once again plop onto their bottom. In some instances, the child doesn’t make it far enough away from the table or chair and hits their head on furniture.
These constant and repeated jars to the spine will not in themselves cause major spinal injury, but as they accumulate repetitive stress injuries do occur.
Exploring Their Surroundings
While a Doctor of Chiropractic doesn’t treat or cure illnesses, many common childhood disorders may be the result of nervous system interference or malfunction caused by spine related problems, such as:
- Learning Disorders
The Vertebral Subluxation Complex
normal everyday activities can cause the vertebrae that protect the spine to lose their normal motion or position. Each of these spinal traumas cause lasting effects. Delicate nerve tissue can be damaged resulting in interference with the brain’s ability to send nerve impulses to organs, tissues and muscles. Discs, blood vessels and other soft tissues can swell and become inflamed. The body may respond with bone spurs and other
abnormal bone growth or other various systems in the body may malfunction.
In each of these examples, pain or other obvious symptoms may not be present at the time, yet optimum health and wellbeing have been compromised.
Your Child’s Developing Spine
The second window of development is five to ten years of age. During this time your child will begin school and spend recess climbing on monkey bars, sliding dow slides, playing organized sports and generally leaving themselves open to repeated falls and tumbles resulting in their own spinal injuries.
Finally, at age ten to fifteen your child’s spine will go through it’s last stage of development. During this final stage, your child’s spinal growth will be greatly affected by most if not all of the following:
- Improper backpack loading and carrying
- Poor posture
- An inactive or sedentary lifestyle
- Repetitive sports movements
- Typical sports injuries
-Tackled on the field
-Falling off a skateboard or rollerblades
It may be possible that you missed the first window of opportunity for care, but it’s not too late. Your child or teenager can benefit from Chiropractic care.
The Benefits of Chiropractic Care
Basically, if you first saw your Chiropractor when you were in your late twenties and you’re at phase 1 of degeneration, then the damage to your spine originated when you were a child. So, the most obvious answer
to the question of why your child may need Chiropractic care is: avoid having your child suffer the same pain that first brought you in to see a Chiropractor. Spinal problems that go undetected or neglected in children become more serious problems as adults.
Dear Parents: We are dedicated to providing you with the absolute best in family wellness care. Feel free to ask us any questions you may have regarding your child’s overall health and wellness.