A: Chiropractic’s drugless and preventive approach to good health makes it perfectly appropriate for infants, children and teenagers. Chiropractic is licensed in all 50 states of the U.S. for the care of children of all ages.
When you want to give your child a head start in good health and all the benefits of a conservative, drugless approach to health care, you should take your child to a chiropractor. It is important to have a chiropractic exam during the first year of a child’s life, as spinal trauma can occur during birth, as well as from tumbles while learning to sit up or walk. Improper lifting and carrying can also contribute to spinal stress.
Your child’s spine grows almost 50 percent in length during the first year. This is equivalent to a six-footer growing to nine feet in just 12 months. It’s this kind of tremendous growth and developmental changes which make a complete chiropractic examination so important in the early stages of a child’s life. If there is a problem, the earlier it is corrected the less likelihood there is of it becoming a chronic or more serious problem later in life.
Doctors of chiropractic believe it’s much more important to prevent diseases than wait till some disease occurs.
Information provided by Norwalk Chiropractic, 1228 Sunset, Suite B, 981-9208, www.norwalk-chiropractic.com.