Many parents ask this question. Their reply is that their kid’s back doesn’t bother them. Many parents seek regular teeth, hearing, and vision check-ups, but don’t understand the importance of regular spine check-ups. Our spines protect billions of nerve fibers that send energy and communication to every part of our bodies. Blockage of nerves in the spinal column are caused by tiny misalignment's of the spinal vertebrae. These blockages cause disharmony in the body which can result in a lowered immune system, organ malfunction, postural deviations, sickness, and disease.
What can you do to protect your children from injuries and long-term pain? What you may not know is that Chiropractic care is safe and effective, and it also helps to ensure proper development of their spine. Spinal alignment is very important, especially while we are growing. Many of the spinal problems we see in adults can be traced back to a childhood fall, injury, and even poor posture from carrying backpacks and playing endless hours of video games. It is very important at this developmental stage in their lives for you to seriously consider regular Chiropractic care for you child.
As your child gets older:
As our children grow and become active in sports such as gymnastics, soccer, or football or even when they begin playing musical instruments, their growing spines are subjected to tremendous amounts of stress. Even the daily process of carrying around a heavy backpack full of books can have a dramatic impact on your child's spinal alignment. Growing pains and headaches in children are not normal. We have worked on many children with these issues. Many times it is due to nerve impingement in the neck and/or lower back. These are cases of micro traumas to the spine which could have been caused by a fall off the bike, tipping and hitting their head, sports, etc. Once again these are issues of things trying to grow in wrong.
Here are some warning signs for possible spinal issues in a child:
Fatique, shoulder blades flaring out, hyperactivity, frequent falling, “noisy joints,” one shoe wears out faster than the other, one hip or shoulder higher, joint pain, head tilt, one leg looks shorter, foot being turned in or out.
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Dr. Switzer has helped me immensely. I came to her barely able to stand and in much lower back pain. Her treatment is gentle and taylored to my needs. I'm am now able to do many things that I haven't done in several years, and am looking forward to even more improvement in the future. Thanks Dr. Michelle!