Many of the problems seen in adults start as early as birth. Childbirth can stress the spine and nervous system.
The resulting nerve irritation could be the cause of several symptoms experienced by the newborn, such as colic, difficulty latching on, sleep disturbances, chronic infections (ear infections) and breathing difficulties.
The structural integrity of the neuro-musculoskeletal system of the child is indeed an essential condition for the proper functioning of his nervous system and all the mechanisms that depend on it. As the child grows, activities such as holding their head up and learning to walk can affect spinal development.
Checkup should be done at important growth milestones when baby:
- starts to raise his head when he is on his stomach
- is able to sit down
- starts crawling
- learn to stand
- takes his first steps
Later, the sports activities and the different postures adopted bythe child also influence spinal development. A spine check is therefore equally important.
Slight traumas during childhood therefore have an effect on the future development of the spine and can lead to the appearance of interference in the nervous system and prevent the body from functioning at its maximum. It is important to note that these disturbances (subluxations) do not always cause pain or symptoms immediately. It should also be understood that the Doctor of Chiropractic does not cure diseases. His expertise allows him to assess the spine in order to identify joint dysfunctions that could affect the optimal functioning of the nervous system.
Chiropractic adjustment aims to restore nerve function allowing the body to express itself and achieve a state of well-being and he alth. It improves the proper alignment and mobility of the vertebral segments so as to eventually reduce the neurofacilitation responsible for muscle spasms. In infants, spinal adjustment is done using the tip of the finger and the pressure exerted is very light, similar to a touch.
Regular follow-up with the chiropractor makes it possible to identify possible sources of spinal dysfunction and thus prevent the appearance of future problems. In addition to chiropractic adjustments, care may include he althy lifestyle recommendations, such as ways to improve your posture.child, advice on wearing a backpack and exercises. Good spinal hygiene is the key to better he alth.