Dr Brad Ivanchuk is a Burlington chiropractor at Life Chiropractic Centre a family chiropractic facility.
Over the past few weeks we have been discussing the importance of maintaining good posture.
Today we are changing our focus a little bit and you are going to learn why good posture is absolutely critical for children as well.
Because, it is ever so true that ‘as the twig is bent, so grows the tree.’
Remember that posture distortion patterns result from one thing and one thing only; spinal misalignments or subluxations.
So, if you are already a parent or you are planning on having children, here are some facts that you absolutely need to know.
The birth process can be particularly stressful to the head and neck or posture quadrant #1.
This is because the head and neck are used as a lever to twist and pull the baby out of the birth canal.
Pediatric research now tells us that 80% of newborns have some type of nerve dysfunction immediately after birth and 95% of babies have nerve dysfunction with some degree of neck sprain/strain 5 days after birth.
And these things are a direct result of spinal misalignments in posture quadrant #1 that are caused by the birth process especially if labour was prolonged, difficult or forceps or the vacuum assist were used.
So as a parent, are there signs and symptoms that you can look for?
For sure there are and these you will learn about next week.
In the meantime, if you have any questions on this topic or any other health concerns you may have or a family member may have, please call me.
Remember that consultations are always free of charge, family appointments are also available and our phone number here in Burlington is 905 335 LIFE (5433).
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