Current research shows that the presence of vertebral subluxations (somatic dysfunction) can occur over the 9 months of pregnancy due to incorrect positioning during development (in-utero constraint) as well as during the medical delivery process (natural, forceps, vacuum extraction and c-section).
Here are examples of what can show up over time:
Infants & Children
Just like adults, children's spines are made of individual vertebrae that can get misaligned resulting in pressure on nerves, spinal cord and may lead to long term damage. Additional causes to spinal subluxations could be: Birth trauma (difficult delivery, forceps, vacuum, C- section), improper baby carrying, and excessive time in car seats can cause dangerous spinal misalignments that present as common newborn health complaints such as:
As our children grow and become toddlers; learning how to walk, they have fallen literally thousands of times which can cause dangerous spinal subluxations in young children that may lead to:
In their teenage years, children are at the last stage of spinal development, things like poor posture, wearing heavy backpacks, playing contact sports, trying to fit in at school, experiencing disappointment may cause a multitude of conditions like:
Chiropractic care may prevent many of these condition and provide an optimal development and health for your child throughout their life. This is why we offer baseline assessments for children.