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Why every kid should have their spine checked by a chiropractor.

Kids and Chiropractic.

My name is Dr. Ben Fonke, and I am a second generation chiropractor.  I practice in Cary North Carolina and I see patients of all ages, including children.  In fact, I just saw a 1 month old baby last week and gave him his first chiropractic adjustment.  (Don’t be alarmed, I adjust babies in a much gentler way than I adjust adults).  The parents brought their son to see me because his issues with torticollis and colic.  These are common concerns that parents deal with and chiropractic may offer these families a natural solution.

Even when everything goes smoothly, the birthing process is stressful to the baby, especially the baby’s spine/neck.  The pulling, the pressure, and the twisting can start the spinal subluxation/misalignment process which can lead to other issues later down the line.   Research has shown that a high percentage of babies are born with upper cervical misalignments.  These upper cervical misalignments may cause torticollis or colic in babies.  Chiropractors have been helping children with these types of issues for over one hundred years.

From Babies to Teenagers

Children being raised in the 21st century are being exposed to stresses never before seen, most of which are technology related.  Computers, iPods, iPads, iPhones, TV, and video games are leading to a poor-posture epidemic.  As a chiropractor, I am seeing posture issues in teenagers that used to only been seen in the elderly population.  It has become very important for the parents of these children to seek ways to address this problem.

Of course reducing time spent on these devices would help.  Education and spinal correction would most likely be the best solution and this is where a chiropractor comes in.  Chiropractors are experts when it comes to treating poor posture and educating on prevention.

Poor-Posture is becoming a serious problem

If you are starting to notice that your kids head is forward of their shoulders and/or you are seeing rounded/slumped posture, then now would be a good time to get this addressed.  Posture issues are much easier to correct in younger people because scar tissues and arthritis has not had as much time to set in from the poor posture.

Let me know if I can be of service.

Ben Fonke, DC

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