Every parent wants the BEST for their children. They want them healthy, happy, and successful.
It's important to note that Chiropractic adjustments don't 'cure' any conditions or symptoms. Vertebral Subluxation (spinal bone even slightly out of alignment) puts the autonomic nervous system in a sympathetic dominant state (overdrive). Chiropractic adjustments relieve the body of subluxation.
The parasympathetic nervous system (calming part of the autonomic system) is not created until after the 30th week of gestation. Many specialists wonder why so many kids start off life in fight or flight physiology. We know why!
If a mother gives birth before the full 41 weeks, the parasympathetic nervous system is not fully formed. Research shows that the majority of children are born before full-term pregnancy, approximately 30% of which are children born via a traumatic c-section.
Subluxations create the same physiology in a child’s body that any human would feel before a bear attack- an increase in the ‘fight or flight’ reaction. Now as an example, take that increase in stress hormones and make that child sit still in a desk for 6 hours a day, and connect that feeling to a child’s inability to focus and perform in school.
Most parents have no idea why their children need to be checked by a Chiropractor.
It has nothing to do with pain.
The average child will experience an average of 7000 micro and macro-traumas by the age of 14. The pain receptors in the facet joints of the spine are not fully developed until the age of 21. The child may feel pain immediately following a fall and then appear ‘fine’, but that resulting subluxation may remain undetected until much later when the symptoms of that Nervous System interference start to appear.
By having your infant’s spine assessed by a Chiropractor as early as possible, any potential damage caused by the birth process can be recognized and alleviated. The same goes for children. With the numerous bumps and falls that occur as one learns to roll over, crawl, sit up, stand, walk, etc, it’s especially important to have those mobile children’s spines checked out!