Many parents do not realize it, but chiropractic care has benefits for newborns. You heard that right, the same benefits you receive from visiting a chiropractor may help your new born baby. It is no secret that the birthing process is physically demanding on mothers, but a lot of people don’t think about how the process affects the baby. A lot of birth injuries go unnoticed initially, this is due to the fact that some spine injuries may initially be painless, but can have lasting effects for the rest of your child’s life.
In order to determine if your child could benefit from chiropractic care, just bring them in for a visit! Trauma can occur to an infant while exiting the narrow birth canal, and these issues can be compounded if the medical staff used tools to assist in the baby’s birth. This may result in what is called spinal subluxation. Spinal subluxation occurs when one or more spinal vertebrae move out of position, irritating nerves. This is not unlike the reason many adults seek chiropractic care. By adjusting the spine and removing the subluxation, your baby’s body will function normally again and will relieve any stress placed on their nerves.
Chiropractic care has also been shown to reduce symptoms in babies related to colic, ear infection, and reflux. If you are a new parent and would like your baby checked for spinal subluxation, or if your baby experiences colic, frequent ear infections, or reflux, call us to day to set up an appointment to see if chiropractic care is right for your baby.