I've been wanting to take a picture of Steven getting a chiropractic adjustment for awhile - he's always so relaxed, as if to say, "Aww, now that feels good."
Steven's first adjustment was when he was a couple days old. Our family is blessed to be adjusted every week. Personally, without regular adjustments, I'm in chronic back pain and plagued with one, big, constant headache. Thankfully, chiropractic care has alleviated that.
There's many stresses put on our bodies today, which interprets to much stress put on our spine. Physical stress is an obvious one, but even emotional or chemical stress can put strain on our spine. Think about it, when you're emotionally "stressed out", your whole body tenses, this affects your spine, which affects your nerves, which affects every area of your body. Our nerves run everything we do from breathing to thinking to walking - everything! When pressure is put on one of our nerves, then the message being sent through that nerve is distorted. Did you know that the weight of a dime placed on your nerve can reduce that nerve's function by 60%!
Chiropractors are trained to find which vertebrae are stuck or misaligned, which puts pressure on the nerves they are they to protect, and gently adjust those vertebrae so they are in the correct position and are no longer putting pressure on the nerves. They only adjust the vertebrae that are "out".
Why have Steven adjusted at such a young age? He has vertebrae that get "out", too. The birthing process itself is very hard on the little ones! Not to mention babies fall and bump into things a lot! Hopefully with regular chiropractic care he can avoid having chronic back issues in the future.
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