NUCCA, Pediatrics & Pregnancy
by NUCCA Chiropractor, Dr. Devin Luzod & Spinal Care of Nevada Las Vegas
Kids need alignment too! In fact the number one reason parents bring their children to our office, is so they don’t end up with the same problems. Dr. Devin completed the 120-hour course in Chiropractic Pediatrics and was awarded a Fellowship in the International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association (www.ICPA4kids.com). It should be noted that all Chiropractors are licensed to treat infants and children, however, in certain difficult cases additional training can make the difference in your child’s health.
Infants & Chiropractic Care
Dr. Devin sees infants as young as 3-weeks, because even the normal birth process can cause damage to the spine. In a normal delivery, a doctor exerts and average of 30-40lbs of force on the neonates skull and neck. Which is equivalent to an adult lying on the floor, and being lifted up by their head! And of course if you’ve witnessed a delivery, it’s not simply a straight pull and the baby comes out. The process involves twisting and torquing of a very elastic and shapeable infant spine. And if there are any complications, the use of vacuum extraction or forceps can add to the damage.
In addition to the delivery process, when you observe a child in the weight bearing phase of life, they fall on the average of 10-15 times in a day. Add on 20, 40, 60 more years of wear and tear, and you can start to understand how as adults we become desperately in need of alignment.