One of the most frequently asked questions by laypersons is whether or not they should bring their children to the chiropractor.
In general, children are much more active than adults and they are constantly being exposed to many physical stresses that can alter proper spinal alignment. Regular chiropractic care will help any child maintain the integrity of his or her spinal alignment.
Some of the first spinal misalignments that show up in the human spine often appear very early in a child’s life. Some of the most damaging forces children will ever face occur during the actual process that brings them into this world – childbirth. Not so much the process that was designed and activated by nature, but rather the various procedures designed by organized medicine and man’s educated mind. The birthing process can be very traumatic for mother and child. In the case of the child, the twisting and pulling on the head and cervical spine creates a very good chance for spinal misalignments (subluxations) to occur and sets the stage for an abundance of health disorders to occur over the entire life of a person.
A child’s immune system is regularly being fine tuned to its immediate environment. Because biology and science have demonstrated, through research, that the nervous system plays an integral role in how well the immune system functions, it makes even more sense to bring your children to a chiropractor as early as possible.
Proper spinal alignment will allow the nervous system to function uninhibited and without harmful interference that can be caused by spinal misalignments. Because of this fact it becomes very easy to understand why parents should regularly bring their children to the chiropractor.