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The Family Check-Up!

Have you ever seen an entire family who wears glasses? How about a family in which all of the childern have braces on their teeth? …or they all have the same color eyes, or hair, or are the same height? Of course, we all have. This is because of a genetic predisposition toward certain physical characteristics.

Spines are no different! Subluxations (spinal misalignments, poor posture) tend to run in families and people who do like-activities. It is not usually for x-rays to show entire families exhibiting nearly the same low hip, short leg, or scoliosis (abnormal spinal curvature).

It is for this reason the we recommend families to have a spinal checkup in this office, when we see subluxation (spinal misalignment, poor posture, similar symptoms) in one of the family members. Parents can pass these traits on to their childern! If one parent has spinal issues, then the children may inherit the same spinal characteristics and problems. And if a child has it, then he or she may have inherited it from one or both parents.

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. And with children in the car, and because the childern have not outright complained, they are simply neglected and may develop serious spinal problems later in life!

So, if you are reading this, and you have been diagnosed with subluxation (pain, poor posture, spinal problems, headaches, back/neck pain, etc), do not wait another minute to schedule a complimentary checkup for your entire family. That’s right, there will be absolutely no charge! At best, we can confirm that your family is healthy. At worst, if a problem is found, it has been detected early, and we can correct it now before it becomes permanent!

Sean Rundle, DC

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