Children experience many physical stresses during their growing years. The resulting problems in children’s spines can occur at almost any point in their development and growth. The first challenge a growing spine faces is the position it is forced to adopt in utero. Many women will have heard of fetal positions that can cause problems with labour (brow, breech, transverse, posterior, etc). What is less well known is that these fetal positions can also cause problems in the baby’s spine as well. Spinal segments can be pushed out of place or jammed by the position of the baby in the womb. If this position is less than optimal, it can result in a longer and more difficult trip through the birth canal, which can compound the spinal problems. In this way, even natural birthing methods can stress an infant’s spine and nervous system—not to mention interventions such as induction, forceps or ceasarean section. This can actually create additional traumas and compromises to the infant’s future health and well-being. The cause of many newborn health complaints such as colic, reflux, breastfeeding difficulties, sleep disturbances, allergic reactions, and chronic infections can often be traced to nervous system irritation caused by spinal and cranial misalignments. Since significant spinal trauma can occur at, or prior to birth, many parents elect to have their newborn’s spine checked right after birth. Many developmental milestones such as learning to hold up the head, sitting upright, crawling, and walking are all activities that are affected by spinal alignment and are important times to have a child checked by a chiropractor. Additionally, falls, sports injuries, playground bumps, heavy school bags and sitting all day in the classroom are all physical stresses to the growing child's spine and nervous system.
It is estimated that children fall 5000 times before the age of 5 years old. That certainly will cause physical stress to their spine!
Watch Dr. Doni adjust her Son, Cruz.
Baby Norah's First Adjustment
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What Our Patients Are Saying
"I started bringing my son Benjamin in for chiropractic care when he was 2 months old and I have noticed big improvements in his overall health and happiness. Before starting chiropractic I noticed he was often tense and seemed uncomfortable. It caused him pain to pass gas so he would often cry when gassy. I am also happy to report that he now has regular bowel movements which was not the case before he started getting adjusted. I am so happy with all the positive changes I’ve seen in my baby in only a short period of time! He loves coming in for his adjustments and I love how convenient it is making appointments with a baby. The girls at the front as well as Dr.Doni really make us feel welcome and supported."
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