Most children will not complain or experience back pain before the age of ten. If the child does complain about back pain then the problem will persist for a day or two. Usually, the child moves on and don’t mention anything about back problems. In addition, a vertebra can get out of alignment and the child’s flexible spine will adapt to the condition. A spinal misalignment in a child can develop into a curvature which will lead to spinal problems in adulthood.
Here is the process involved for scoliosis development.
The spine will not develop normal back to front arches. This can lead to weight being carried on the spinal discs. Certain discs will shift to one side and the vertebra will tip to the other side. This type of misalignment is called a subluxation. The subluxtion will cause the spine to tip to the side. To make up for the bend, the spine will tip the other side in a different direction. This will result in scoliosis.
Chiropractic treatment has been one of the most effective treatments for this condition. It is important to catch the condition early in small children. If the condition is caught early then the spine can be straightened. Regular chiropractic visits can detect spinal subluxtions. Misalignments can develop or become worse from regular activities. For example, walkers, sit ups and bad falls can encourage curvatures in the spine or make the condition worse. In short, chiropractic adjustments can improve the condition and put the spine back in the proper place.