Toe walking, as is seen in some children, may be a sign of stress or tension on the brain and spinal cord. It is often caused by the tightening of their meninges. The child is relieving the stress by standing on his/her toes.
What are the meninges?
The meninges are sheets of connective tissue that wrap around the brain and spinal cord. The outer layer (dura mater) is like a tough, inelastic sheet. The meninges have many functions, one of which is to protect the nervous system from physical stress and chemical toxicity.
What causes this tension?
Serious injuries and burns, infections, toxins and childhood vaccination have all been observed to be linked to meningeal tension.
How is toe walking treated?
Toe walkers generally have numerous subluxations in their body structure. All toe walkers need chiropractic care to help release the meningeal tension on their brain and nervous system. With less stress on their brain and nervous system they will function closer to their optimal.
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