5 Signs Your Child May Have Subluxations

5 SIGNS YOUR CHILD MAY HAVE SUBLUXATIONS

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From the beginning of life to its end, maintaining a healthy spine is vital for optimum living. Regular chiropractic care is paramount for adjusting subluxations and maintaining a strong spine and a healthy body.

Subluxations occur when vertebrae slip out of alignment through trauma to the body, be it environmental, physical, or mental. This interferes with the nervous system and diminishes or even blocks off the messages the brain sends to the body. But most people are surprised to learn when we experience our first subluxation.


Birth

Who knew that the act that brings us into this world actually causes damage to our bodies? The birthing process is difficult on the spine due to the immense pressure of moving through the birth canal. Studies have shown that children who are adjusted soon after birth show a decrease in issues with behavioral challenges, food allergies, and immune issues.

Is your child irritable or having trouble paying attention? Does he have allergies, either environmental or food-based? Is she having difficulty sleeping? These are all signs your child could benefit from chiropractic care. Below are five reasons your child might be suffering from subluxations.


Sleeping Challenges

When subluxations occur in the neck vertebrae, also known as the cervical vertebrae, they cause nerve interference that can affect sleep. Lack of sleep causes problems with paying attention in school, cognitive development, and behavioral challenges. Sleep can even lead to other health issues, such as obesity and depression.

Children need a lot of sleep, preferably 8-10 hours per night. If you notice your little one not getting the proper amount of sleep needed, visit the chiropractor for an assessment of the child’s spinal health.


Behavioral Challenges

Children challenged by ADHD as well as other behavioral, social, or emotional challenges benefit from routine chiropractic care, according to a 2010 study published in The Journal of Science and Healing. Along with subluxations, diet and exercise can also contribute to behavioral challenges. Your chiropractor can design a program to help your child face these challenges and succeed in living a healthy life.


Poor Posture

Yes, posture. We’re back to that wonderful concept. But posture, as discussed in an earlier post, can affect children just as much, if not more, than it can adults. As children grow and their bones develop for adulthood, poor posture can lead the way for further health problems later in life.

Being bent over electronics in today’s modern world encourages poor posture in children. This can lead to spinal subluxations that interfere with the nervous system and encourage ineffective bone development in children.


Food and Allergy Issues

Does your child have a runny nose? Is he constantly suffering from itchy, watery eyes? Does she often have difficulty breathing? Do certain foods send your child to the emergency room or cause rashes and hives? These are common signs of allergies.

Allergies occur when a hyperactive immune system reacts to certain foods or environmental factors. Nerve interference can cause this incorrect information to reach the immune system, causing the reaction. Regular chiropractic adjustment can help reduce allergies and asthma symptoms, helping your child live a healthier life.

Nerve disruptions can also cause problems with the digestive system, causing problems with constipation or irritable bowel syndrome. If your child suffers from these issues, talk with your chiropractor to set up a program to help.


Weakened Immune System

When your child seems to catch every bug that goes around school (and we all know how easily that happens), there are chances your child has a subluxation. This subluxation causes a disruption between the brain and the immune system in a different way than with allergies because this disruption causes the body’s glands (which control the immune response) to not act as well as they should to fight off the illness.

If you are noticing your child has any of these issues, talk with a chiropractor about the best program to help your little be happy and healthy. Ready to get your child started on the road to good health? Call Pure Family Chiropractic in Brookfield, New Berlin, or Williams Bay today.