Due to the unfortunate problems caused by increased C-section rates, poor infant health and higher mortality rates, GHC feels that it is extremely important to have your child checked for subluxation as soon as possible after birth. Subluxation is a misalignment or lack of motion within the spine that results in stress and ill health in the body. The birth process is a very common cause of subluxation, especially a birth process that resulted in many interventions. An estimated 60-90 pounds of force is used on an infant's neck during "normal" delivery. Do you think this could cause damage to your child's spine and nervous system? A study showed that 95% of infants have misalignments (subluxations) after birth. Chiropractors are the only ones trained to detect and remove these subluxations, and doing so will help to ensure that ill health does not follow for your newborn.
As children continue to grow their spines undergo many forms of trauma as they learn to walk and crawl, play, and become involved in sports. It has been said that a child undergoes enough falls in one day to put an adult in the hospital. Many of these things may again result in subluxations which can be easily detected and removed by a doctor of chiropractic.
Another essential part of our pregnancy/pediatric care is providing parents with all the information they need concerning health and wellness. From child nutrition, exercise, ADHD, stress reduction or anything else, the GHC team is committed to providing you with complete wellness education that gives you the answers you need!
Our patients have seen decrease in symptoms related to ADD/ADHD, bedwetting, colic, and ear infections. If you feel your child may have any signs of subluxation, please contact us to find out what you can do about it. Posture is a very telling sign of the health of a child’s spine; if your child has poor posture please do not hesitate to call us. Remember, prevention is the best medicine and its better to start young so your child can optimize their health and function to their fullest potential.
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Proud supporters and members of the American Pregnancy Association.