A – A young spine, with few exceptions, usually develops perfectly by the end of pregnancy. It’s what happens around the time of birth and in the months thereafter which can sometimes upset the normal functioning of the spine. Spinal segments can be pushed out of place or jammed by the position of the baby in the womb, or can suffer similar problems during labor from the trauma of the trip through the birth canal, or from the birthing process itself.
Spinal problems can also occur as a result of the frequent falls suffered by young infants in the first months of life. A fall from a bed, a sudden stop in an automobile, or any significant unsupported movement of the head and neck in an infant can induce excessive movement in the spine causing vertebral subluxations. At the other end of the spine, the act of learning to walk can induce trauma to the lower spinal segments and to the large sacroiliac joints of the pelvis.
Dr. Randall Trester is a chiropractor with a practice focused in the areas of pre & post natal care, pediatric care and family wellness. His passion is to share the powerful effects that chiropractic care has on general health, pregnancy and children. He helps people lead healthier lives by focusing on wellness and prevention. He has a family practice in Kitsilano at West 1st Chiropractic Wellness Centre. Contact Dr. Trester at [email protected] or visit www.drrandalltrester.com