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Childhood Injuries Contribute to Future Pain
By now you may have experienced first-hand the benefits of chiropractic care to your health. But what about your children? Have you ever considered bringing them in for a chiropractic check-up?
Surprisingly, the first stress placed on a child's spinal column is during the birthing process. Equally surprising is the fact that 26% of children surveyed at school reported a history of back pain. A child's spine is frequently subjected to repeated forces in the process of learning to walk as well as a multitude of childhood mishaps, sports related injuries, and postural strains. Many adults that come to a chiropractor's office show evidence of childhood injuries to their spine that are a contributing factor for their pain today. This is why it is important to have your child's spine checked regularly for any signs of spinal imbalances or misalignments.
Fortunately, chiropractic has had many positive results in treating very common childhood maladies. Problems like colic, headaches, ear infections, scoliosis, asthma, and even some cases of behaviorial problems and bed-wetting have been sucessfully treated by chiropractors. In fact, a recent study showed that children under chiropractic care suffered from fewer ear infections than those whose parents sought medical care alone.
Are chiropractic adjustments safe for children?
Absolutely! Because a child's skeletal system is still developing, there is a great deal of elasticity within the joints. Light pressure is usually all that is needed to adjust a child's spine. So the next time you come to our office, schedule a complimentary examination for your children. The few minutes you invest in your child's spinal checkup may save needless suffering now and in the future.
Dr. Duncan McCollum, D.C
McCollum Wellness Center
1726 Seabright Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95062