Doctor John J Kozik D.C.
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Something to Think About
Often when a new patient comes into a chiropractor's office and sees an infant or young child, the initial comment is: "I didn't know know you treated children!" Upon closer analysis, however, we realize that the spine is subject to stress and strain from the very moment of birth. Childbirth itself is probably the first shock to the spine and nervous system that the infant receives. Think about the pressure on the infant at the time of delivery and the potential pull on the infant's head and neck even during a normal, uncomplicated delivery.
We have always been told to use caution when holding a baby. That's because the child's neck is very weak. The muscles have not developed sufficiently to hold the head erect. The very weight of the child's head is more than the neck muscles can carry.
As the child develops, there is the usual progress of crawling, walking, running, and other activities. During childhood activities, how often have we witnessed a child fall? In fact there are many falls which occur while simply learning to walk. Because of the elasticity of youth, a child is able to bounce back again. But there is always the question, "Was there any harm done?"
The chiropractic profession places considerable emphasis on structural balance and has attributed considerable importance to the potential problems which can result from these seemingly harmless childhood incidents. The profession has maintained that these minor accidents are an element to consider in the health of our youngsters.