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Children and Chiropractic

Spinal problems that go undetected or neglected in children become more serious problems in adults.

Chiropractic adjusting techniques are modified to fit a child's size, weight and unique spinal problem. The spinal malfunction from falling when learning to walk can often be helped with chiropractic. Parents often report that their children seem healthier than other kids their age. Regular chiropractic checkups are especially beneficial as head support and natural spinal curves are established.

If neglected, these bumps and falls during this period of rapid growth may lead to serious spinal ​deformities later in life. This can set the stage for scoliosis, "growing pains" and a weakened immune system response.

The vertebrae that protect the spinal cord can lose their normal motion or position from a variety of teenage activities. Delicate nerve tissue can be damaged, resulting in interference with the brain's ability to control associated organs and tissues. Lost muscle tone weakens the important support of the spine. Discs, blood vessels, and other soft tissues can swell and become inflamed. The body responds with bone spurs and abnormal bony growth, and various systems may not be present, yet optimum health and well-being are compromised. Doctors of Chiropractic are the only health care professionals dedicated to the elimination and prevention of the Vertebral Subluxation Complex.

Even with natural childbirth methods, the birth process can be one of the most traumatic events of your child's life.

The spine, which houses the important nerve pathways of the spinal cord, can be injured during delivery.

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) research suggests that spinal damage can interfere with the nerves that control a newborn's ability to breathe. More and more parents are having their newborns checked for spine-related problems immediately after birth. Uncorrected spinal problems caused by the birth process are often quite apparent during examination later in life.

Children can benefit from chiropractic care before they are born, by having a mother who receives prenatal chiropractic checkups. A healthy diet, proper exercise, a stress-free environment, and a chiropractic lifestyle help prepare for a happy, healthy baby.

FOSTER Family & Sports CHIROPRACTIC offers a warm and caring family oriented environment that welcomes everyone to receive healthcare with honesty, integrity and kindness. It is an honor and privilege to treat you!

International Chiropractic Pediatric Association