How often chiropractors have encountered parents who appreciate the importance of regular checkups for their child’s teeth, hearing, eyes, and ears but draw a blank when it comes to a spinal checkup. In fact, a spinal checkup could be one of the most important checkups your child will ever have.
Your child’s spine is his/her lifeline because running through it is the spinal cord, containing billions of nerve fibers that send messages and energy from the brain to every part of their body.
If there are blockages of any of the nerves along the spinal cord, any nerve damage at all, then a state of “dis-ease” will develop. "Dis-ease" (a term that chiropractors and others have used to describe a state of disharmony in the body) will cause a generalized weakening of your child’s body, lowered resistance to disease, and consequent body malfunction and sickness.
Blockage of nerves in the spinal column is usually caused by tiny fixations and misalignments of he spinal vertebrae that chiropractic calls vertebral subluxations.
Childhood is a very “physical” time. Jumping and running, falls and accidents are all part of a normal childhood and yet they can cause spinal misalignments and nerve damage—with serious consequences. It would be wise for all parents to have their children’s spines checked periodically.
If your child is suffering from any of these common conditions, it is essential to get his/her spine checked for vertebral subluxations; not because not because the doctor of chiropractic is treating your child for these conditions, but because all children, especially if they are ill, need healthy spines.
Chiropractic is a different approach to health care; it is not a treatment for diseases or conditions. All children need chiropractic care to ensure that their nervous systems and spines are healthy and performing at their best potential.