Misalignments of spinal bones can occur early in life. During many typical births a baby’s head and neck are pulled and twisted as the newborn exist the birth canal. This can move spinal bones out of alignment and may cause problems later.
Growing children benefit from regular chiropractic checkups as they become more active and encounter the routine bumps and falls of childhood. Youths involved in school sports programs also receive chiropractic care both to maintain spinal heath and help improve athletic performance.
Chiropractic care can also help pregnant women feel more comfortable, by relieving the low back and muscle pains that often accompany pregnancy.