Even under normal conditions the birth process is potentially traumatic. Pressure, tension and twisting affect the spine, cranial bones, muscular, nervous and skeletal systems of the new born. During a normal delivery, a pressure of 20kg is applied to the skull and vertebrae of the child. If Medical interventions such as forceps or C-section are utilized up to 40kg of pressure may be applied.
Vertebrae are easily pulled out of alignment by excessive and forceful extension of the infants head. The misaligned vertebra is called a subluxation. Various symptoms such as colic, respiratory distress, fever, earache and a lowered resistance may be manifested in a young child due to abnormal body function caused by subluxations.
The bones, muscles and other structures of children develop quickly forcing the body to adapt. It is estimated that a child from 0-5 years old falls on average 5000 times. Each fall is a shock to the body creating additional micro imbalances to the growing child. Because of the body’s ability to compensate the result of these traumas may not be visible at first but when the body cannot compensate anymore the first problems appear. Different symptoms can occur: recurrent infection, colic, unexplained crying, bed wetting, earaches, childhood asthma, difficulty sleeping, scoliosis, hyperactivity, impaired concentration, etc
As teenagers grow their bodies undergo many significant hormonal changes that affect not only their physiology but also their posture. The increase in ligament elasticity due to the change in hormones can promote the development of scoliosis or other spinal disorders that can affect their adult life. Remember an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Filled with opportunity and responsibility, adulthood represents a significant portion of life. It challenges your physical and emotional well-being. This is the largest group of people that regularly see a chiropractor. For adults, the benefits are numerous.Briefly, regular chiropractic care can help you thrive, meeting each hurdle with energy, optimism, and most importantly, a pain free adulthood.
As we grow older, our concerns turn towards being able to enjoy our retirement years and having a high quality of life. More and more people are realizing they that they don’t want to be taking multiple medications like most seniors and many wonder how they will afford the skyrocketing costs of these pills. Many are paying a very high price for their “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” attitude. Seniors under chiropractic care take far fewer medications, can be independent longer and significantly reduce the chances of ending up in the hospital or a nursing home.