As the child begins to participate in regular childhood activities like sports or riding a bike, small spinal misalignments called subluxations can happen. Subluxations may or may not result in immediate pain or symptoms, however, if ignored, these minor injuries during this period of accelerated growth may lead to more severe problems later in the child’s life. Subtle trauma throughout early childhood will impact the future development of the spine leading to impaired nervous system function. Any blocks to the vital nervous system will adversely affect the body’s ability to function at it’s best. Regular chiropractic appointments can identify potential spinal injury from these traumas, make the correction early in life and help avoid many of the health complaints seen later in adults.
In addition to injury from trauma, parents seek care for conditions such as colic, ear infections, asthma, allergies, and headaches. It is important to understand that a pediatric chiropractor does not treat conditions or diseases. The expertise of the chiropractor is in checking the child’s spine for misalignments that impair nerve function that affect overall body function. The bones of the spine, the vertebrae, house and protect the spinal cord. The spinal cord is an extension of the brain and carries information from the brain to the body parts and back to the brain again. Subluxations can block or interfere with the nerve’s ability to transmit this vital information.
Your nervous system controls and coordinates the function of all the systems in the body: respiratory, digestive, hormonal, circulatory, eliminative, and immune system. The adjustment restores nerve function allowing the body the ability to express a greater state of health and well-being.