Pivonka Chiropractic has always promoted the early onset of Chiropractic care for children. The most important reason to get kids checked early is their growing spine. An article published in the Journal Spine in 1997 showed that abnormal stress on a growing vertebra causes the vertebra to become wedge shaped. The reason behind this asymmetrical growth is a principle of bone physiology called the Heuter-Volkman Principle (HVP). the HVP states that in growing bones if an area of the bone is compressed it will grow slowly and if it is pulled on it will grow faster. Hence if there is compression on a childs growing spine than the vertebra may become deformed. This is one of the principle reasons that Scoliosis develops in the spine.
Pivonka Chiropractic in Gilbert practices a method called CBP. CBP’s main practice idea is to return the spine and posture to a normal position. If a growing childs spine can be checked and managed from early on and any abnormalities, called Subluxations, can be eliminated, then the spine will grow straighter and stronger and thus prevent problems in adulthood. This is the same ideal modern dentistry preaches with early oral hygiene education. The luxury that you have with your teeth is that should they wear out you can buy some new teeth, but you can’t buy a new spine.
So the moral of the story is get your children checked early and keep them under Chiropractic care to ensure that they grow up straight and strong. Pivonka Chiropractors in Gilbert has 20 years of experience taking care of kids and keeping their spines growing normally into adulthood. To get your kids checked just give us a call at (480) 892-0022.