Recently, a mother brought in her 13-month old baby with a primary complaint that she wasn’t walking yet. Now that may not be unusual for a 13-month old, as not all toddlers are walking at that age. However what made this case most interesting, was the pediatrician more or less ignored the mother’s concerns, and said give it until she was 3 years old, and then he’d do something about it. Really? I mean, for all I know the pediatrician said something different to the mom, but that is what was relayed to us, and the mother was concerned.
The child had significant rotation in her legs and pelvis, her toes were pointing inward and downward, she had reduced range of motion, and muscle tightness. She got a series of chiropractic adjustments and yesterday, after only a half dozen adjustments, she walked into the office. Mom was thrilled! Luckily the mother knew about chiropractic care, and performed the home exercises we had given her. The child was able to walk normally, much sooner than the three years that was predicted.
So, who do you know who can benefit from chiropractic care? It’s not limited to headaches, or neck pain, but it’s about life. Removing interference to the nervous system, balancing off the pelvis and allowing the body to function optimally is what chiropractic care is about. It’s not just for adults, chiropractic is for children and adults, infants and the elderly, teenagers and baby boomers. If you have a nervous system, have it checked out by a chiropractor. You never know what can happen.