Chiropractic care doesn’t always have to do with back pain and old age. Although, back pain may be caused by spinal issues it often times does not appear in our little one’s. We think that because our baby is freshly out of the womb there aren’t many issues to worry about. But, as the spine is developing there can be many stresses and trauma’s we do not consider. For example, your newborn may have repetitive stress injuries and minor traumas that you haven’t considered. Many mothers in the United States have had increasingly medicalized births. Many births are done by ob’s in hospitals and evidence shows that we are leaning into an overwhelmingly high amount of C-Sections compared to any other country in the world. What can this mean for your newborn baby? It means there is a likelihood of birth trauma, if you are under stress while you are giving birth imagine the stress your newborn is in. Since the newborn baby is still developing, a stressful birth can cause a negative correlation to the newly developing spine. Since a newborn baby can’t portray pain yet you often time’s don’t notice anything until they are older.
Additionally, there can be an increase in spinal traumas through the use of car seats, diaper changing, or when your baby is taking their first steps. Further damaging the developing spine which in turn affects the nervous system that can lead to the common ear infection, unexplainable crying, colds, colic, and so on. Your baby may be new to the world but, is already being affected by minor traumas that will interfere with their normal healthy function. When learning how to walk what does your child do? Take a few steps and then fall to the ground, this fall could hurt their bottom which is connected to the spine or they can accidentally hit their head on the couch causing another trauma to the spin. Your baby is constantly trying to walk more and more and as that increases so does the many times they have stress injuries. At this time pain may not be an obvious symptom but, as a growing child there can be abnormal bone growth, body malfunction, and can overall hurt their health in the long run if left untreated.
Moreover, your little one’s spine is constantly developing there are three major stages for this. One begins at birth where we have spoke about the minor traumas and constant stress injuries to the spine as they begin their first steps. The second development stage is age 5 to 10 this is where your little one isn’t so little anymore and is beginning school. At this time they begin to having recess playing with swings, slides, or maybe even monkey bars where they can easily fall resulting in spinal injuries. This trauma can cause the spinal bones to lose their normal position or ability to move enabling physical growth. Further resulting in nervous system interference and malfunction like hyperactivity, learning disorders, bedwetting, allergies, and asthma. Lastly, ages 10-15 the last stage of development which can be detrimental if your child has not yet received chiropractic care. The effects of your child’s spinal growth can impact more than just posture but, organ systems as well. Early detection and awareness of the benefits can enhance and better your child’s spine. This can decrease the chance of a serious problems in the future. The body can heal itself all you have to do is give your baby the opportunity to benefit from chiropractic care. Your baby should have a healthy spine and a healthy nervous system before they reach adulthood.