Spinal Awareness Week
15th-19th May 2017
If ever you’ve had the privilege of watching children grow, you’ll appreciate how hard this learning curve is on their little bodies. The strength, coordination and determination to achieve these milestones is impressive.
Many of these milestones from holding up their heads, learning to sit up, crawl, stand and walk to learning how to run and jump can be affected by how well their spines are functioning.
Furthermore – sporting injuries, playground bumps and falls, heavy school bags and sitting all day in a classroom are all physical stresses to your growing child’s spine and nervous system.
At these times, it’s important to have their spines checked out by a Chiropractor to minimise the impact these stresses can have on their healthy development.
This article from Pathways to Family Wellness written by Belinda Siddle, DC, on Chiropractic Care for Children explains how spinal problems can present in children:
“Unless a child has an obvious problem it can be difficult for a parent to recognise when a child’s spine is not working correctly. There are some signs which can indicate spinal problems. These include disturbed sleeping patterns, breastfeeding difficulties in the very young, restricted head or neck movement to one side and having one shoulder higher than the other.
One of the most common reasons for parents to seek chiropractic care for their child is physical trauma from an injury of some sort. The spinal dysfunctions that may occur at the time of the injury will not necessarily result in immediate pain or symptoms. In addition to physical stress, parents should be aware that emotional and chemical stress affect the child’s nervous system and may also warrant a spinal check-up.
Regular chiropractic check-ups can identify potential spinal dysfunction resulting from these stresses, and chiropractic adjustments may help to enhance future function and well-being.”
Call 01869 722053, or pop in to get your child booked in for their FREE spinal health check and find out how we can help your child function at their best.