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How an Auto Accident Affects Infants and Children

Toasting marshmallowsWhen it comes to protecting children in a vehicle, age-appropriate car seats for babies and younger children are vital and booster seats and seat belts for older kids are key.

Depending on your little one’s age they may be in a rear-facing or forward-facing position in the car. There are certain ages and weights that are taken into consideration when determining the type of car seat and how it should be positioned in the vehicle.

Despite the best measures we can put into place to protect our children against accidents, they still can happen.

Why Getting Your Child Checked Is Critical

Children don’t know how to express their pain or what to say. Bones remodel based on stresses as does soft tissue. All those ligaments, tendons, muscles and discs are fresh and brand new and where they’re supposed to be after birth.

When a car accident happens, everything gets jostled around. If a child’s spine doesn’t get realigned and the soft tissues aren’t addressed the child could end up with a lifetime of dysfunction. When they’re older they likely wouldn’t recall that they had an accident to cause the dysfunction.

If your child’s been in an auto accident, we will examine them from head to toe look at gait and make sure everything is where it should be.

Providing Gentle Techniques

You may wonder if we adjust children like we do adults. Not at all. Rest assured that only light-force techniques are used. Adjustments are safe and gentle for babies and kids of all ages.

If your child was involved in an auto accident, even if it was a low-speed fender bender, it’s important to get them checked. Call today to book an appointment.

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