Why do babies need to see a chiropractor?
Chiropractic for Newborns
Trauma during the birth process is way more common than most people think. Often, it goes undetected.
Let's face it. Being born is not easy. Even in the most uncomplicated births, there is a lot of pulling and pushing on a baby's head and neck. Add in forceps, vacuums, and c-sections, and now the stress put on your baby's body has multiplied.
According to Dr. Guttman, M.D., when looking at over 1,000 infants shortly after birth, over 80% of them sustained trauma to their cervical spine. He also found associated symptoms, ranging from movement and developmental impairing to lowered resistance to infections, especially to ear, nose and throat infections. (Source: Blocked Atlantal Nerve Syndrome in Babies and Infants, Manuell Medizin 1987 25)
In chiropractic, we call this trauma "subluxation." Subluxation causes nerve irritation. Since our nervous system controls every function in the body, if we have interference/irritation to our nervous system, we will not be able to grow or develop to our full potential.
Is Chiropractic Safe for a Baby?
Yes, very! The amount of pressure we use when adjusting a baby is light. It's no more than you would use when checking the ripeness of a piece of fruit, for example.
Chiropractic adjustments for babies are very gentle and effective. In our office, we use gentle and specific adjustments with no twisting or rotation. Many parents notice improvements with a variety of symptoms, including:
When we remove interference from the nervous system, the body can self heal the way it was designed to.