Children & Subluxation
A subluxation is a loss of normal alignment or position in a spinal bone, which causes the associated nerve to become irritated. If your child’s body is stressed, physically, chemically, or emotionally, then subluxations may occur. This in turn causes a disturbance in nervous system function. This loss of normal spinal function and accompanying neurological disturbance, are together called spinal subluxation. Some common examples which cause subluxation include falls and sports injuries. Less obvious causes are too many medications or emotional stress from school. Subluxations result in the impairment of your child’s nervous system to accurately receive, process and respond appropriately to changes taking place within her body or her environment.
When should children have their first chiropractic check-up?
One of the most physically, chemically and emotionally demanding events in life is birth. Because the birth process is unavoidably stressful, newborns are particularly susceptible to becoming subluxated during the birth process. This type of injury, however, may not be immediately obvious. If a subluxation is left uncorrected, then it may not become apparent for many years. To ensure your children get the right start in life, they should be checked by a chiropractor as a normal part of post-natal care. This will facilitate their optimum growth and development. If your older children have not had a chiropractic check-up, the sooner they are examined by a chiropractor the better. It has been shown that negative patterns, if laid down early in life, may persist and limit a child’s future growth on a number of levels throughout their lifetime. The sooner subluxations are detected and corrected, the sooner your child can begin taking advantage of their own full potential. Call Dr. Larson today @ 941-363-6744 to schedule a thorough examination for your child.