We all know chiropractic adjustments are great for feeling better and maintaining the function of the spine. But when should you first start getting your kids adjusted? This is the one question I hear most often from parents and here in this article, is the answer.
Your spine begins to bear weight from the second you are born. And as such the inevitable process of wear and tear beings to accumulate from then on. Now, this process of wear and tear takes a long time to show any appreciable effect. However, even though it begins very slowly it is accumulating over time.
That means that the ideal time to start getting adjustments for kids is as soon as they are born. Adjustments for newborns are nothing like adjustments for adults. As the child ages the techniques and methods used will change to suit their growth. Starting on a regular chiropractic adjustment schedule as a child will very likely save the person lots of pain and struggle down the road as it greatly reduces the wear and tear on the spine over time because it keeps the spinal joints moving properly.
This is also why I am always recommending adults get adjusted at least 1 time per month (I go once a week). To greatly slow down and reduce the amount of wear and tear on the spine as we age. Think about it. If person A has been getting adjusted since they were a child and has gotten 400 adjustments by the time they are 40 and person B has only recently started getting adjustments at age 35 because of recurring low back lets say, who has the spine that is in better shape?
Obviously the answer is person A since they have been regularly maintaining their spine for the better part of 4 decades. You don’t wait until your 30 to see the dentist do you? Of course not because you want to have teeth all your life. The same goes for your spine. Start taking care of it as soon as you can and keep taking care of it and you will be pain free, mobile and enjoying life while many around you are succumbing to “old age” and missing out on the joys of life because they failed to maintain the structural marvel that is their spine.
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