Why Should Children Receive Chiropractic Adjustments?
When was the last time you watched a child over the age of one? Kids fall a lot. They bump, bruise and crash as they are learning to stand, walk, run and ride. Each bump is an opportunity to misalign bones of the spine that may result in harmful pressure on nerves. These spinal lesions called “subluxations” decrease the quality of nerve control that supplies the body with control, regulation and healing messages. Messages that are interfered with, lead to dis-regulation of body systems which may negatively impact the growth and development of the child. Removing interference improves function. In fact, removing interference to anything, improves function.
Spinal adjustments to remove subluxation in children are much different than those adults. Extremely light touch to the spine in the presence of the parent is the standard. While there are no guarantees that the child will develop perfectly, one thing is certain. A child with less nerve interference will function better than that same child would function with interference. Giving our children the best opportunity to develop into the best version of themselves is one of the greatest gifts we can share with them.
For more information visit the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.