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As the Twig is Bent, So Grows the Tree

DrFrancine_500.jpgWe all know how important the formative years are in determining the health of our children as they grow older. A healthy, properly functioning spine is important to give children a healthy start in life.

I am often asked if I treat children in my office. The answer is yes. Spinal health is very important from a very early age. Problems can start at birth from a traumatic delivery. If the birthing process isn't traumatic, the first few tries at walking surely are.

As children grow, they become more active: sports, playing a musical instrument, and even carrying heavy book bags can put a tremendous amount of stress on their growing spines. Nowadays computer and video games have also become a cause of poor posture and spinal stress.

Children's neck and back can also get injured in auto accidents, falls and improper lifting. Sports are probably the most common cause of injuries to a young spine: soccer, football, baseball, gymnastic, dance, and even martial arts to name a few. The difference is that the younger you are the more adaptable your body is. Often, pain is not present or resolves quickly. However, the underlying problem caused by the injury can still be present if not treated properly.

Many of the spinal problems we suffer from as adults: neck, back pain and arthritis, stem from childhood injuries. The best time to prevent future problems with your neck and back is to correct spinal misalignments. It is for this reason that chiropractic care is particularly vital to your child's present and future health.


 Article title taken from poem "As the twig is bent", by Connie Eppes

North Adams Chiropractor | As the Twig is Bent, So Grows the Tree. Dr. Francine Lajoie is a North Adams Chiropractor.