Infants and Chiropractic Care
I know as a parent you want your baby to be healthy and thriving! The birth process can be very traumatic on your baby’s spine and cause little minor rotations in the alignment of their vertebra, affecting their overall health as the months go on. A chiropractic examination and adjustment after birth, through the first year of life, provides healthy nerve flow to your newborn and gives you the parent a natural alternative for treating common newborn problems. Chiropractic Infant Care is gentle! Spinal and cranial adjustments are always done with your baby lying on your chest where they are comfortable and secure! The adjustments are made up of light touch, sustained pressure, and stretching. Minimal movements that just may make a dramatic difference.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care as Infants
- Helps reduce acid reflux
- Helps reduce colic
- Helps reduce repetitive ear infections
- May help prevent “failure-to-thrive”
- Improve sleeping habits
- Help infant with latching on and suckling during nursing
Kids and Chiropractic Care
A light spinal adjustment and tractioning is usually sufficient in a child to restore mobility to spinal joints which are not moving efficiently and are causing interference with the normal function of the nervous system. This inefficient movement is caused by the joints not being in alignment which we chiropractors call a subluxation. Children often become subluxated as they run and play, jump, tumble, and sleep in very funny positions! It doesn’t take much for a child to become subluxated and it generally doesn’t take much for a chiropractor to straighten them out; often times much easier than adults.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care as Children
- May improve ADD/ADHD
- Help prevent and decrease the number of ear infections
- Improve digestion
- Improve sleeping habits
- Help prevent scoliosis
- May improve Asthma
- May help improve bed-wetting
- May help with growing pains
All children, especially if they are ill or battling a recurring problem, need healthy spines to grow and thrive.
Being free of nerve interference from subluxations of your child’s spine, insures the flow of energy and information from their brain to the rest of their body. A healthy spine can make a big difference in your child’s physical and emotional health.
In my office, I usually have the parent bring in their newborn the first month after birth, and then once a month through their first birthday. At that point I recommend they get a spinal check once a year unless a fall, accident, or problem has occured and then I like to check them right away.
Prompt chiropractic care after an incident or the beginning of illness, will help expedite the healing process.