Did you know up to 70 pounds of pressure can be put on an infant’s head & neck during childbirth?
Pressure applied to the head and neck during childbirth can cause the spine to shift out of alignment (vertebral subluxation), putting pressure on nerves, causing dysfunction to where those nerves go!
The first few months of life are a crucial time to establish a strong and healthy functioning nervous system (brain and spine). Chiropractic adjustments to the spine, alleviate pressure off the nerves, allowing your child’s nervous system to grow healthy and strong.
The adjustments on a newborn child are extremely gentle; most of the time it consists of a gentle massage to a vertebrae (spinal bone) and usually goes unnoticed by the baby.
So why would newborns benefit from chiropractic care?
- Pinched nerves ¬– Your newborn baby is coming from a small and cramped space (the womb) and only grows smaller during pregnancy as the baby grows. The compression on the nervous system while in the womb can cause your baby to be born with spinal compression. Which makes it imperative to have your newborn evaluated by one of our chiropractic physicians!
- Ear pain/infections – Some babies develop ear pain/infections early on that can also be relieved by chiropractic care. If your baby is having trouble sleeping through the night there’s a possibility it could be due to ear pain they might be having! Gentle chiropractic adjustments to the cervical spine can alleviate pressure off the ears, alleviating ear infections and the possibility of tubes!
- Gastroesophageal Reflux – Better known as GERD, it’s when a baby spits up excessively, which makes it very uncomfortable for your newborn to fall asleep. Typically, a physician will provide medication to help with the excessive spit-up that your baby is experiencing, but if there is an excess amount of pressure being put on the stomach from the spine, the medication may not do anything.
Colic can also be caused by gastrointestinal discomfort; constipation & diarrhea.
Chiropractic care is an essential form of medicine to help your child grow healthy and strong. Chiropractic adjustments to the spine at an early age will decrease pressure on the nerves that are caused by spinal subluxation and give your child the ability to thrive. Establishing great posture and a healthy spine will allow your newborn to decrease the chances of getting sick or developing the symptoms mentioned above. You are born with ONE spine and there is no such thing as a spine transplant. Consistent chiropractic care from an early age allows for your newborn and children to have better posture, increased nervous system health, decreased colds/sickness, and better musculoskeletal function. Call now to book your FREE consultation with one of our doctors!