Babies Need Chiropractic

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Why do babies need chiropractic?

Today’s birthing procedures can put tremendous pressures on a child’s spine.  And while injury from forceps deliveries may be less common today, vacuum extraction and eager hands can do even more damage by pulling, forcing and twisting the baby’s young neck and spine.  Without the language to explain, many newborns experience colic, unexplained crying, lack of appetite, frequent ear infections or other signs of poor health.  Babies need chiropractic exams and adjustments to determine if birth trauma to the spine is involved.  Then, if indicated, a gentle life-affirming adjustment is given.  With no more pressure than you’d use to test the ripeness of a tomato, nerve compromising subluxations can be reduced.  Almost miraculously, many parents see instant improvements in the well-being of their child.  Later, regular chiropractic checkups are helpful to monitor spinal development as infants sit upright, support their heads, learn to crawl and take their first brave steps.  Many experts believe that uncorrected spinal problems during this early stage of development cause the chronic, hard-to-correct subluxations seen in adults.

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How can something as natural as being born cause subluxation?

Being born is a natural phenomenon.  It’s what we’ve done to the birth process that has become increasingly suspect.  In hospitals, birth is often treated like a disease.  A newborn’s introduction to the world is often accompanied by a severe drop in temperature, loud noises and other insensitivities.  The administration of drugs and anesthesia can have a profound effect on newborn babies.

Will adjustments hurt my baby?

This is a common concern among parents who mistakenly think that their child will receive adjustments like the ones they receive.  Adjusting techniques are modified for each person’s size and unique spinal problem, and an infant’s spine rarely has the long standing muscle tightness seen in adults.  This makes a child’s chiropractic adjustments gentle, comfortably and effective.

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Even babies like this little 4 pound guy, can benefit from chiropractic adjustments.

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