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Pediatric Chiropractic at
Central Connecticut Chiropractic

“As the twig is bent, so grows the tree.”

As your child’s bones grow, so does your child. At the ends of each bone are “growth plates.” It’s how bones grow. Growth plates tend to disappear in the late teens or early 20s, and further growth ends. The traumas associated with being born, learning to walk, riding a bike, participating in school athletics and other activities can affect the spine. Wise parents bring their child in for a chiropractic evaluation-even if there aren’t obvious symptoms.

Childhood spinal problems are easy to neglect. That’s because youngsters have a tremendous ability to adapt. Until they can’t. Usually decades later. That makes correcting these longstanding spinal patterns more difficult and time consuming.

We adapt our adjusting approach based on each child’s age, size and unique spinal problem. Newborns and infants receiving our care need no more pressure than you’d use to test the ripeness of a tomato.

Three Reasons to Check your Child’s Posture

We all want our children to grow up healthy and strong, which is why keeping an eye on their posture is so important.

When kids begin to slouch and develop poor habits early on, the long-term effects can turn into a lifetime of problems. Here’s why.

  1. Strain. When their spine isn’t in proper alignment, extra muscle strain is placed on the neck and back, which can trickle out to the entire body.
  2. Organ function. Our spine helps our skeletal frame protect our internal organs. When it changes shape, stress can wreak havoc on their organs.
  3. Forward head carriage. Kids are spending more and more time slouched over on phones and tablets, which has been linked to “text neck.” This can cause constriction of their blood vessels and nerve issues.

If you’re concerned about your child’s posture, consider bringing them in for a check.

Get Started Today

Give your child the advantage of optimal health from the moment they’re born. Contact Central Connecticut Chiropractic today!

Pediatric Chiropractic Cheshire, Wallingford & Southington CT | (203) 272-3239