"How Do Children Get Crooked Spines?"

Hello everyone. Dr Brad Ivanchuk here.

I am a Burlington, Ontario Chiropractor at Life Chiropractic Centre on Guelph Line in the Beacon Hill Plaza.

I am also an American Posture Institute certified Posture Expert and Postural Neurologist, and a canfitpro certified Personal Training Specialist, Active Aging Coach and Children’s Fitness Coach.

I had a question about last week’s post on PMS. And the question was …. “How could a 12 year old’s spinal alignment get so bad?”

And here is my take on this.

During the consultation and health history with this patient, her mom mentioned to me that Kayla had a very difficult birth.

Labour was prolonged, the birth process itself was chemically induced and forceps were required for delivery.

Poor baby Kayla had severe swelling and bruising about the head, neck and shoulders. And she had a severe torticollis.

A torticollis is when your head is turned to one side and stuck that way. This lasted for about 3 months after birth.

Now, it is my supposition as a chiropractor that this is when her first spinal misalignment or subluxation occurred.

And posture research has shown that posture distortions in one quadrant can have a chain reaction effect and cause posture distortions in the other three posture quadrants when the initial posture distortions are left undetected and uncorrected.

This is why most every chiropractor who practices with a wellness philosophy (as opposed to a pain-relief only philosophy) will offer to check your children and even newborns.

And the reason why is that the birth process itself can be one of the most physically traumatic events in our lives.

But the most important thing here is that with my help as a chiropractor, Kayla got significant relief from her PMS and her quality of life drastically improved.

And that’s really all that matters.

If you have any further questions on this topic or any other health concerns you may have or your kids may have, please call me.

Remember consultations are always free of charge and these also include a detailed postural analysis.
Our phone number here in Burlington is 905 335 LIFE (5433) or you can email me by clicking on the link found on our home page.

Good posture is by design and not by circumstance. Remember this always!

Life Chiropractic Centre … helping families just like yours build vibrant, healthy, drug-free lives for over 25 years in Burlington, Ontario.

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