What is subluxation?

Subluxation is an incomplete or partial dislocation of a joint or organ. A subluxation causes a neurological disturbance. Your brain controls all body functions, sending and receiving messages over nerves. During a natural birth, newborns frequently suffer subluxations as they are twisted and compressed.

The process of birth is very demanding and quite traumatic for an infant. The brain and spinal cord communicate with the entire body through a series of delicate nerves.  The skull protects the brain.  The 24 bones of the spinal column house and protect the spinal cord and nerves.

During the process of labor and delivery, a tremendous amount of stress is placed on the spine of a newborn.  Consequently, the bones of the spine have great potential to misalign, resulting in subluxation.  Some common manifestations of subluxation are localized pain, recurrent infections, and difficulty in nursing or digesting food.  Gentle, specific chiropractic adjustments may help to prevent these problems and allow the nervous system to function at optimal potential.

The chiropractic approach to health care is natural. It does not try to stimulate or inhibit normal body function. Instead, the chiropractor addresses the critical relationship between the nervous system and disease. Various symptoms, such as colic, respiratory distress, fever, earaches, and a lowered resistance may be manifested in the young child due to abnormal body function caused by subluxation. Your friends at Shaw Chiropractic are the best to help your child improve his/her health.