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As the twig is bent...

A common chiropractic phrase is, as the twig is bent, so grows the tree.

Just as a tree will follow by growing in the same direction as its twigs or branches, the adult spine will grow and mature into the shape of its infant's spine. If an infant's spine has subluxations and these are not eliminated, these subluxations can develop into more serious problems later in life. Having your child's spine checked for subluxations is the best way to ensure they won't have problems later in life.