How could an infant need chiropractic care? While being born is an amazing process, it also can be traumatic to a baby’s fragile neck and spine.
When a baby moves down the birth canal, it is under pressure from mom’s contractions and pushing. Delivery also may include the use of forceps or vacuum extraction. What might happen? A compressed neck and spine for baby.
A compressed neck or spine can cause spinal misalignments that may develop into such conditions as headaches, colic, ear infections, asthma and allergies. While some of these can be detected during a visit to the pediatrician, others cannot. However, these conditions may be addressed using safe and gentle chiropractic care.
But infants are so delicate, won’t an adjustment hurt my baby? No need to worry. The force exerted on your infant’s spine is as light as the touch you use to test a tomato’s firmness. That tender touch and slight vibration of the doctor’s fingers can realign your infant’s spine and allow its nervous system to function as it should.
If you have found no visible cause for your baby’s distress, bring your infant to our practice for an examination and evaluation. We may be able to alleviate both your baby’s cause of distress and your concerns as well.
Call our office today to schedule your infant for a chiropractic exam and gentle adjustment!