As a parent, you will seek the best for your child, and no doubt, wonder if your child is as healthy as possible. Several factors determine your child’s overall health: diet, exercise, proper rest, emotional and spiritual support, and a properly functioning nervous system.
A significant component of health is the partnership between your child’s brain and body. This link coordinates the growth, repair, and function of every tissue and organ. The Spine sends messages from the brain throughout the body via billions of nerves. Nerve system interference (nerve pressure/stretch or irritation) causes the body to be in a state of disharmony.
At birth, a baby’s body is subjected to many spinal traumas. Even the easiest of births might cause stress and strain to the tiny Spine. This state can be compounded when the child is developing proper head support and learning to sit up, crawl, stand, and walk.
A study undertaken by the National Safety Council found that almost 50% of children fall headfirst from a height (changing table, bed, etc.) in the first year of life!
Commonly childhood activities, such as surfing, skateboarding, water slides, horseback riding, and roller-skating, are also associated with falls that can result in spinal injuries. The delicate nerve tissue that can be damaged during an injury can impair the brain’s ability to control muscles, tissues, and organs.
Many adult spinal problems often begin in childhood. If left unaddressed, childhood spinal problems may lead to more issues later in life.
Today, many progressive parents are choosing holistic care to help maximise their child’s life experience. Parents of children who receive regular Chiropractic care often report that their children seem healthy, and seem to stay that way easily.
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