Chiropractic Care for Toddlers through Elementary school ages
Throughout the first year, a baby’s spine will grow 50%. At birth, the length of the spinal column is approximately 24 cm; by the end of the adolescent state, the length will have increased to 70 cm. The spine will experience the largest growth period during the first five years of life.
Whenever there is rapid growth, there is a greater tendency for things to go wrong. Regular chiropractic checkups ensure that your child’s spine is growing properly. During the first year, they also develop the secondary curves of the spine in the neck and low back. If these normal curves fail to develop, there may be a greater chance that they will develop scoliosis, or abnormal curvature of the spine.
Towards the end of the first year they will be learning how to walk and will fall an extraordinary amount of times. The average child falls twenty five times a day while learning to walk. If you fell that often, do you think that your spine would feel the effects of the trauma?
Nowadays. parents do not think twice about the importance of regular dental visits for their kids. Check-ups are scheduled every six months to help prevent cavities. When you consider that children use their teeth only when they eat, yet they use their spine every time they sit, stand, run, crawl, play and move. Shouldn’t they receive regular check-ups for one of the most important structures in their body? Remember, “As the twig is bent, so grows the tree.”