Do infants need chiropractic care?
We know what is going through parents' heads: "Is it safe? Babies don’t have back pain, so do they get adjusted the same way as we do?" These are legitimate concerns for any parent, so we're here to help answer your questions.
Being born is tough work; there’s a lot of pressure and force being exerted onto your baby during their journey into the world. Studies show 90% of newborns suffered birth trauma and associated strain through the neck and cranial areas following birth. Left uncorrected, this trauma continues to impact your baby’s spinal growth and development, reducing the healthy function of their nervous system. This can cause many health challenges later in life that could easily have been prevented, such as asthma and allergies.
As adults, getting an adjustment can mean a lot of pressure forced on the body and "cracking" sounds. However, chiropractors do not take the same approach of adjustments for babies as they do adults. Instead, adjustments for babies are gentle and many times will go unnoticed by the baby. Adjustments on a newborn are completely safe and will help keep them healthier because their nervous system and immune system are supported.
Routine chiropractic care can do wonders for your little ones. Here's a few things it can help with:
- Bed wetting
- Sleep issues
As many members of our chiropractic team are parents, we understand the importance of helping our children develop to their full potential. That’s why we incorporate routine chiropractic care as part of a healthy lifestyle for our children. Chiropractic is a safe, gentle, and effective way to address nerve dysfunction and promote overall wellness in newborns and growing children. Contact us today if you have any additional questions or want to learn more about how chiropractic care can be beneficial to your little ones.