How important is it to have your child checked by the chiropractor? Extremely important… Your child’s health and development is directly related to a healthy nervous system. The brain controls all function of the body via the nervous system including: immune system, hormone system and all other internal systems for proper growth and development. Branches carrying messages to these systems are pathways to the spinal nerves. These are protected by the spinal vertebral alignment. Falls, accidents, and injuries at a young age can cause subluxation. A subluxation can produce pressure on sensitive nerves and a lack of function to their targeted organ or systems. Only a doctor of chiropractic is trained to evaluate subluxations accurately. If subluxations are located, a chiropractic adjustment would be recommended. Children love chiropractic and parents love knowing their child is getting the best chance to grow and develop.