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Chiropractic Care for Infants

In our last post, we discussed how chiropractic care benefits expectant mothers through their pregnancy, labor, and recovery. But did you know that chiropractic care could be necessary for infants as well?

When you first joined our clinic, we explained that your first subluxation in life often occurs during your birth. A baby’s delicate neck can be easily become misaligned during birth (even a vaginal delivery). C-sections can cause birth trauma resulting in torticollis, a condition where the infant’s head and neck are stuck favoring one side.

The Children Have Responded Very Well to Adjustments

If subluxations are not corrected, infants can struggle with a multitude of issues. Parents may find that their baby’s head seems to only rest to one side while in a car seat. Others may deal with repeated cases of colic, ear infections, or difficulty in getting baby to nurse. Recently in the clinic, we have seen several babies and young children all dealing with constipation, and all of the children have responded very well to adjustments, returning to normal bowel movements within a few weeks. All of these problems can be traced back to the body’s ability to receive and transmit functions from the brain to the nerves.

Just like children, babies respond beautifully to chiropractic care, and improvement is often seen within a short handful of visits.

Now, you may be wondering:
How does a baby receive a chiropractic adjustment?

Chiropractic is a much different experience for infants and babies. Your chiropractor will cradle your child, and use extremely gentle finger pressure to remove the subluxations. These movements are very delicate, as much less exertion is required to correct the spine.

Chiropractic is a gentle, non-invasive, and drug-free way to allow you to care for your infant. With improved nerve function, your baby will become less prone to the issues listed above, while also receiving additional benefits. Many infants often experience improved digestion and better sleep patterns while under chiropractic care.

Everyone always wants what’s best for his or her children. Chiropractic is a fantastic way to ensure your baby begins a healthy life, right from the get-go. Make an appointment for yourself and your new addition today!

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