Proper Alignment is Vital for Normal Development
While childbirth is designed to be a natural and beautiful process, both mom and child are put under extreme amounts of physical and emotional stress during the delivery process. As the baby passes through the birth canal, the pelvic joints of mom expand and the cranial bones/joints of the baby compress to allow passage through the birth canal. In many cases, the bones and joints of mom and baby return to normal position. In other cases, the transition back to normal position does not fully occur. In these cases it is vital that proper alignment be reintroduced for normal neurological function and development to occur. Signs and symptoms of subluxation and neurological stress include SIDS, cerebral palsy, failure to thrive, colic, digestive disorders, asthma, difficulty breast feeding, seizures, sensory processing disorder, ear infections and many more.
80% of Newborns Have Spinal Misalignment
According to recent scientific research performed by a group of medical doctors; during “normal” vaginal deliveries, up to 100 pounds of twisting force can be placed on an infants neck causing subluxation. Supporting studies showed that 80% of infants were found to have vertebral misalignment (subluxation) of the upper neck causing interference to neurological function. Birth interventions including forceps extraction, vacuum extraction and cesarean section drastically increase the probability and severity of birth trauma and subluxation. In conclusion, they recommended “all newborns should have their spines checked by chiropractors.” The ICPA recommends that children should have their spine and nervous system checked by a chiropractor as soon as possible after birth and with each major milestone.
Get Your Child Checked For Subluxation!
If your child has never been checked for subluxation, please contact us to find out what you can do about it. Adjustments for infants and children are extremely gentle, safe and effective. Posture is a very telling sign of the health of a child’s spine, if your child has poor posture please do not hesitate to call us. Remember, prevention is the best medicine and its better to start young so your child can grow, develop and learn to the best of their potential.