At Generation Chiropractic we see patients throughout the entire life span, some as young as a few hours old!
A young spine, with few exceptions, usually develops perfectly by the end of pregnancy. It’s what happens around the time of birth, and in the months thereafter, which can sometimes upset the normal functioning of the spine. Spinal segments can be pushed out of place or jammed by the position of the baby in the womb, or can suffer similar problems during labor from the trauma of the process through the birth canal, or from the birthing process itself. Medical research has identified the fact that many problems early in a child’s life can come from birth trauma (See “‘KISS’ Syndrome” in Dynamic Chiropractic, 6/3/94)
Spinal problems can also occur as a result of the frequent falls suffered by young infants in the first months of life. A fall from a bed, a sudden stop in an automobile, or any significant unsupported movement of the head and neck in an infant can induce excessive movement in the spine causing vertebral subluxations (spinal misalignment). At the other end of the spine, the act of learning to walk, and the number of simple falls encountered during infancy, can induce trauma to the lower spinal segments and to the large sacroiliac joints of the pelvis.
Dr. Herndon uses a safe and gentle technique when assessing and adjusting a child’s spine, and she is more than happy to discuss any and all treatment options for your children during your time in the office!
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