Many people think back pain is an adult problem when in fact it occurs quite frequently in children and adolescence.
A recent study from Britain collected statistics about back pain in 500 children aged 10 to 16 and concluded that back pain among children was common. Other studies confirm this data. Maintaining a healthy spine throughout childhood and adolescence can likely reduce your chances of developing debilitating back pain into adulthood.
Whatever your age, there is no better time than the present to start actively maintaining the health of your spine.
Babies can experience problems with their spines, just as adults can. They are more flexible and resistant to injury, but are not invincible. Birth is a traumatic experience for all involved. A spinal check up for mother and baby after this event is a wise idea.
There are many case studies that suggest chiropractic care to be effective for treatment of colic, ear aches, asthma, and other childhood ailments.