For You, And Your Children



Why would a child need to get checked for subluxation?


The way an unborn child lays in the womb could affect the way the spine develops. On top of that, the birthing process is a traumatic for both mother and child. Especially if a child was delivered with forceps, caesarian, or vacuum—this could seriously compromise the spinal health of the child.


There is no such thing as too young or too old for Chiropractic care. Regardless of age, vertebrae can become misaligned. For example, the birth process may cause trauma to the neck and spine. If left uncorrected, the vertebral subluxation may disturb the delicate spinal cord and nerves which control the infants muscles and organs. In some cases, an uncorrected subluxations may lead to a deformity of the spinal column. An early chiropractic checkup may detect subluxations while they are still easily correctable.


When should I start my child under Chiropractic care?


Your child should have a chiropractic examination as soon after birth as possible. Spinal trauma to an infant's or child's spine can occur during the birth process as well as from any number of tumbles while learning to sit up or walk. Your child's spine grows almost 50% in length during that first year. It's this kind of tremendous growth and developmental changes which make continued chiropractic examinations so important in the early stages of your child's life.


In Chiropractic, it's much more important to prevent diseases than wait till some illness occurs. Through regular adjustments, as well as awareness on proper diet, exercise and posture, Chiropractic can help you raise a child free of subluxations whose body is structurally and functionally sound. Your child will also learn good health habits at an early age which can be very beneficial to him or her as an adult.


Youngsters suffer numerous accidents and falls while learning to walk, or while jumping or running around. But after their tears have dried, underlying injuries could go undetected-such as a subluxation during the spine's most formative period.


Regular Chiropractic spinal exams can provide corrective and preventive care for your child and peace of mind for you.


It is especially important to have your child under chiropractic care when your child takes part in sports. The "sack" of a young quarterback could twist a young spine. A softball pitcher could throw a vertebra out of alignment. Chiropractic can do more than correct these problems, we can also help improve performance on and off the field by helping the body function at its optimum level, naturally without stress and without drugs.


How effective is chiropractic care for children?


Doctors of Chiropractic have been providing safe and effective care or children for nearly 100 years. There are several published studies conducted by researchers in Germany, Australia, Denmark and the United States which confirm the effectiveness of chiropractic for a variety of childhood illnesses. The scientific evidence is growing every day.


Get your child checked up today. Speak to any of us at the front desk, and we can schedule them in for a consult as soon as possible.


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New Life Family Chiropractic.

80 Marine Parade Road, #21-05

T: 6348 2248



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