What is subluxation and how chiropractic care can help?


Do you know the root cause of many chronic health issues that both adults and children deal with today? It’s subluxation. If you are curious to know what a subluxation is, how it can impact children, and how chiropractic care can help, you are at the right place.

A subluxation is when one or more of the bones in your spine become fixated in an incorrect position. This change in position can lead to an increase in stress on the nervous system. It causes interference or disturbance in the nervous system that interrupts the normal communication pathways in your body. This interference leads to a decrease in the health and overall wellness of the individual.

There are three main causes of subluxations:

  • Physical (slips and falls, accidents, the birthing process, poor posture, etc)
  • Emotional (stress, grief, anger, fear, etc)
  • Chemical (poor food choices, drugs, medicines, etc)

How subluxation can impact children?

The carefree days of childhood don’t necessarily ensure that kids won’t suffer from aches and pains as adults. If your child’s body is stressed, physically, chemically, or emotionally, then subluxations may occur. This in turn causes a disturbance in nervous system function. It’s not uncommon for parents to discover that certain health and behavioral issues impacting their children are actually the results of subluxations. Children engage themselves in many different physical activities that could lead to misalignment. Small stumbles may also cause shifts in their musculoskeletal system that often leads to subluxation, interfering with their nervous system’s efficient functioning. Even babies can also experience stress at birth. The birth process itself can be an exhausting, somewhat traumatic experience for a baby. They are often born subluxated because of the birth trauma. The stress caused by the birthing process can cause nerve interference and can impact the rest of their life.

Here are some of the common signs of subluxations in children:

  • Sleep issues
  • Weakened immune system
  • Poor concentration
  • Distraction
  • Headaches
  • Back pain
  • Poor posture
  • Fatigue

How chiropractic care can help with subluxation?

It’s the child’s nervous system that controls their amazing development. The nervous system regulates all of the body’s functions. It is responsible for healing, growth, and development. For this to occur without interference, they must be free from subluxations, that’s where chiropractic care comes in.

Chiropractic care is a safe and gentle technique designed to treat these subluxations. It can help to realign the spine and restore the proper functioning of the nervous system. It is a crucial part of ensuring your child’s overall health and well-being. When your child gets adjusted and stress is taken off their nervous system, their body functions better, recovers from stress more quickly, and their immune system works more efficiently. If the subluxations are corrected, then your kiddo will have a better opportunity to be as healthy as possible. The sooner subluxations are detected and corrected, the sooner your child can begin taking advantage of their own full potential.


Ready to get your child started on the road to good health? If you suspect that your child may be suffering from a subluxation, it’s so important to have your child evaluated by a pediatric chiropractor.  At Blossom Family Chiropractic, we aim to help you have the best chance to optimize your health and well-being. We would love the opportunity to help you and your family achieve optimal health.

As one of St. Petersburg, Orlando, and Maitland Florida’s leading Pediatric and Family chiropractors, we’re always striving to provide you and your family with the best care and experience. If you are looking for prenatal, infant, child, or family chiropractic care – contact us to schedule an appointment, we can’t wait to help your family!

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