Children and Chiropractic Even with natural childbirth methods, the birth process can be one of the most traumatic
events of your child's life. The spine, which houses the important nerve pathways of the spinal cord, can be injured during delivery. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) research suggests that spinal damage can interfere with the nerves that control a newborns ability to breathe.
Bumps and falls cause trauma to the spine. When spinal bones lose their normal position or ability to move during this stage of tremendous physical growth, permanent deformities can occur. Left uncorrected, these small cumulative traumas can have far-reaching affects. Even spanking and other forms of discipline can have long-term consequences during this critical stage of development.
Every patient is different and chiropractic adjustments are always tailored to each patient's age, strength, size, and individual spinal problem. Naturally, adjusting techniques are modified for newborns, infants, and small children.