“The nervous system is the master controller of our body and if its communication channels become fuzzy, distorted or damaged then we may experience all sorts of communication errors. For babies this ineffective communication may play out as colic or irritability, an inability to suckle and breastfeed or poor sleep habits. For a child poor nerve communication may result in developmental delays, an inability to concentrate, behavioural problems, digestive issues, asthma, headaches – the list is endless” – Dr. Jennifer Barham-Floreani (Chiropractor)
How does your child’s body lose it’s natural alignment and develop subluxations that impact these communication channels?
Many health problems that occur in childhood or even adulthood can be traced back to spinal and structural damage at birth. Studies show that in many cases, trauma from the birthing process or procedures cause subluxation of the infant’s spine. It might be a constricted uterus, a breech presentation, a difficult delivery, and in cases of vacuum extraction or excessive force, the spine is always traumatised.
According to the Chiropractic paediatric expert, Larry Webster (DC), there are six time in a baby’s first year of life when chiropractic examinations are particularly important:
- After the birth process
- When the baby starts to hold his/her head up
- When the baby sits up
- When the baby starts to stand
- When the baby starts to crawl
- When the baby starts to walk
Toddlerhood is a very physical time in a child’s life, and while most bumps and falls are minor, periodic chiropractic check ups can prevent any long term consequences.
The best reason to have your children under regular chiropractic care is for wellness and prevention. It is not unusual for parents to report that their children get sick less frequently and less severely after their children commence chiropractic care.
It is easier to grow healthy children than to repair damaged adults.
The Top 10 Reasons Parents Take their Children to a Chiropractor
- To encourage good neural plasticity (brain and nerve development)
- To support overall health and wellbeing
- To help strengthen their child’s immunity
- To help resolve breastfeeding issues and colic
- To help with asthma, breathing difficulties and allergies
- To encourage good posture
- To help improve their child’s ability to concentrate
- To assist with behavioural disorders
- To alleviate digestive problems
- To assist with bed wetting and sleep issues
- Jennifer Barham-Floreani, www.welladjustedbabies.com