Many parents and patients have asked this question so we thought we would chime in!
When it comes to chiropractic care there is no “right” or “best” age to begin adjustments. From the moment we are born we could benefit from it. Birth itself is a very traumatic experience to the body. That holds true for both the newborn baby as well as the mother.
When we are born the force from pushing through a contraction translates to 397 pounds of pressure per square foot. That’s 2.8 pound of pressure on every inch of the baby’s head.
With pressure like that many children are born with subluxations (misalignments) of the neck and spine. That is not the best way to start life. Taking your newborn to the chiropractor is always a great idea. Your spinal health translates directly to nervous system health. Your nervous system sends electrical impulses (directions) to each and every organ including the brain.
The mother often needs adjustment after labor as well. It is the hardest thing a human body can be put through can often misalign the pelvis area of the spine.
Even if you were not brought to the chiropractor as a child, it is never too late. There is no wrong age to begin chiropractic treatment. Be it proactive in defense of your already good health or if you have issues which can range from back pain, neck pain, hip issues, knee pain, ankle pain, headaches, even digestive issues, and things like Fibromyalgia, it has been well documented that chiropractic can help your body realign and heal itself over time. This is done without dangerous medications in a gentle and natural way that works with your body.
Some fear when they are elderly that they might be too frail. The truth is that chiropractors are well versed in how to manipulate bodies of every age. They work more gently on older patients and never force an adjustment if your body is not ready to let go of the tension. There are many ways to ease into it and get you back on the right track.
Chiropractic can help you live a longer, happier, healthier life.
If you are ready to feel your best and get your family’s health to reach optimum performance, give the office of Kaster Chiropractic a call today to schedule your appointment. 239-332-2555. www.kasterchiropractic.com.