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What Are Your Family Trends?

multigenerational family smilingHave you ever noticed when an entire family requires prescription glasses, or all the children require braces? Have you ever thought it strange that all family members may have the same color eyes, or hair, or are the same height? You’d be surprised to find out that it’s actually quite common. This is because of a genetic predisposition toward certain physical characteristics.

Spines are no different!

Subluxations tend to run in families, especially when engaging in similar physical activities. Furthermore, it’s not unusual for an x-ray to show entire families exhibiting nearly the same low hip, short leg, or scoliosis challenges.

So, what does this mean for you?

Parents can pass certain physical traits on to their children. If one parent has a subluxation, then the children may inherit the same spinal characteristics. Further, if a child has it, then he or she may have inherited it from one, or both parents. It is for this reason the we recommend all family members have a spinal checkup!

Even if we have the gift of not inheriting our parents’ maladies, other similarities in lifestyle can cause spinal damage that may not be seen or felt for years to come. Car accidents are a prime example. It is common, unfortunately, for an adult to experience serious injury in a car accident, with children in the car, and because the children have not outright complained, they are simply neglected to develop serious spinal problems later in life. Furthermore, regular life events can cause challenges to our spine and central nervous system, such as; birthing, falls and trauma in infancy, youth sports, carrying heavy backpacks, acute illness and chronic conditions.

At Optimal Health Family Chiropractic & Wellness Centre, we often see a host of challenges that come from these life events in children that can manifest in behavioural challenges, digestive imbalances, inability to focus and chronic pains.

Contact us to book your complimentary 15-minute assessment today with Dr. Eric Periard and take back control of your family’s health!

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