Yes, subluxations do occur in children and are often present with little or no symptoms. The birth process is very traumatic for the body and can certainly cause enough pressure for a subluxation to occur.
Subluxations can occur when the child is born, when learning to walk (they can tumble and fall 150-200 times per day!), when they are older (playing sports and games which cause all types of trauma) and when they are involved in organized sports.
What is really critical is that children have certain windows of development that are often only open for a short period of time. This is directed by the neural system which is actually the first system formed in a child’s development. If this neural system is being interfered with, from subluxation, you are limiting your child’s potential. Our chiropractic moms claim their chiropractic children are more expressive, have a better immune system, and concentrate better. Chiropractic is about having the best for your child.
Safety is our number one concern when working with your child. An adjustment for your child involves light pressure (about the pressure used to check if a tomato is ripe). An unchecked subluxation in a young child can lead to curvature of the spine causing chronic problems for the child as an adult. Children usually need fewer adjustments, as they do not have the years of damage. Imagine if you did not go to the dentist for 20-30 years? The earlier you begin taking care of your back health, the better.