RE:FORM Newsletter #23 – October is Kid’s Chiropractic Month at RE:FORM Body Clinic!

October is Kid’s Chiropractic Month at RE:FORM Body Clinic!

You have probably never seen your little one bend over to pick up a toy and freeze in pain saying “Oh my back!” Spinal pain and degeneration will generally not appear in childhood, but subluxation started there! Most of the problems I find in adults have been there for years before they have become symptomatic, as I believe that most of the damage in adults began in childhood years.

Below are some very interesting studies that provide sound evidence to my above beliefs:

Dr. Francis Smith – Radiological Society of North America

Dr. Smith performed MRI’s on 154 10 year old children, looking for signs of spinal stenosis (1). He wasn’t even looking for signs of spinal degeneration, but found 14 of 154 (9%) had spinal degeneration. Yes, 9% of 10 year-olds had SPINAL DEGENERATION with NO SYMPTOMS!

37% of 20 Year Olds

Another study in the American Journal of Neuroradiology (2) in 2015 found 37% of 20 year olds had SPINAL DEGENERATION with NO SYMPTOMS! This is a time bomb for the body with a lifetime of poor healing and function!

Fixation Causes Degeneration

Another study in JMPT(3) in 2004 demonstrated that the joints of the spine break down within weeks (severity increases with time) of the joints being fixated. Fixation (not moving) is only one aspect of subluxation, not including the impact of subluxations on the brain and nervous system.

So, the bottom line is – your child’s spine (like all spines) will degenerate if it is not aligned and moving properly and the signs of spinal breakdown in children are common!

This is why I am reaching out to try to help as many children as I can! If we can prevent damage to the spine and maximize brain-body communication, we have the best possibility of raising strong, happy and healthy children! As parents, we want the best for our children, we want them healthy and we do not want to see them suffer! My boys receive regular adjustments – they love them! It feels wonderful knowing that they have such healthy habits so early on in life!

Have your children been checked? At RE:FORM Body Clinic, October is Kid’s Chiropractic Month and I will give a complimentary chiropractic checkup (Physical Exam, Insight Scan, Doctor’s Report of Findings and a program of spinal correction) to your children (or any children you know who may benefit)! Simply call us at 613-321-3533 to book in now! Make sure to let Emily or Nancy know that you read this blog!

Have a healthy week!

Yours in health,

Dr. Martin Zollinger


(1) December 2003 research performed in Aberdeen, Scotland by Dr. Francis Smith and reported at the 89th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America.

(2) American Journal of Neuroradiology 2015 Apr;36(4):811-6.

(3) Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. 2004 Mar-Apr;27(3):141-54.