Chiropractic is the leading complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) approach for children. A young spine usually develops perfectly by the end of a pregnancy, but the trip through the birth canal or the birthing process can cause problems, sometimes even just the fetus ‘position in the womb’, results in pressure on delicate nerves. This condition is known as a subluxation. Early childhood problems like colic, tonsillitis, sleep disruptions, repeated colds, and ear infections can be the result of undiagnosed birth traumas which have caused subluxations in your child’s nervous system and spine.
The falls a child takes when learning to walk or first begins participating in sports and activities can cause trauma to the lower spinal segments and to the pelvic sacroiliac joints. A sudden stop in an automobile, or any events where there is significant unsupported/excessive movement of the head and neck like tripping, falling off of an object or impacts from sports activities can result in subluxations of the child spine which can be neurologically linked to asthma, allergies, ADD/ADHD—even autism in some cases.
So you are correct in saying that children do not have “bad backs”. They can however have poor posture, mis-alignments and imbalanced neurologic communication. They can also have poor function in the form of asthma, allergies, stress, headaches, low energy. Dr. Maxwell is Bozeman’s go to Family provider, who has special training in prenatal, infant, pediatric and teen care. The approach is safer, and unlike medication, it is congruent with the natural healing processes of the body. That is why it leads the way in being the top CAM chosen by families. Try chiropractic first or in addition to your traditional medical care.