It is hard to believe that one of the first misalignments experienced can occur during the birthing process. Even during what is thought to be a normal delivery, twisting, pulling and the use of forceps subjects the spine of a newborn to extreme pressure which often results in a baby’s first misalignment.
New studies have shown that spinal degeneration and distortion in both adults and the elderly are probably present as early as infancy and are often due to the birth itself.
As the child grows and becomes more active, misalignments can result from normal play activities and falls.
It is just as important to have a child’s spine examined to insure healthy development, as it is to have a child’s teeth checked regularly.