Why Your Child’s Spinal Health Matters

chiropractor showing model spine to child

Many babies experience their first spinal subluxation, or spinal misalignment, during the birthing process.

This contortion or twisting of the spine can occur during natural delivery or C-section. The negative impact, if left undiagnosed and untreated, means your child could have nervous system interference from infancy and throughout the rest of their life. 

At Rowe Chiropractic, we help remove any interference to your baby’s growing nervous system by finding and fixing their misaligned subluxations. 

A Healthy Spine Can Lessen Your Child’s Risk of Other Illnesses

A child’s nervous system is continuously learning how to adapt to the outside world. This is how they learn to survive and thrive. Plus, it helps our body’s build a strong and healthy immune system.

Proper spinal health allows your child to avoid any danger of nervous system interference. Since the nervous system controls every bodily function, parents who take their babies to chiropractors have noticed positive quality of life changes in their children.

Well-adjusted and subluxation-free babies have a lesser risk of developing ear infections, colic, torticollis, and sleep and behavioral problems¹⁻⁷ .

As your baby grows older and onto adolescence (or adulthood), studies have shown the benefit of chiropractic care with symptoms like asthma, allergies, and attention hyperactivity deficit disorder (ADHD)⁸⁻¹⁵.

If you’d like to learn more about how we can improve your baby’s spinal health, please call us today at  (212) 486-8888.

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