Chiropractic Care for Newborn’s
Chiropractic care is a great way to get a head start in life.
Adjustments to newborns contain only ounces of pressure. That pressure is directed into the spine to facilitate health and remove subluxations.
Babies can be adjusted immediately following birth to alleviate subluxations caused by in-utero constraints and from the journey down through the birth canal or from vacuum extraction or forceps.
Chiropractic care is a system of wellness to help us be who we are supposed to be. It is also important for the mother to be adjusted after the baby is born to re-align her pelvis and spine to prevent further concerns of low back pain later in life.
When we listen to mothers’ stories of their pregnancy, labour, and delivery, the children who suffer the most from the above complaints are the ones who’ve had the greatest trouble with their births. Even relatively easy deliveries can result in subluxation, that’s why every child should be checked before problems with their health ever develop.
That’s preventative care in the truest sense – preventing subluxations in mothers to prevent subluxations in their babies during childbirth. This is why every woman needs Chiropractic throughout pregnancy so that the arrival of their baby is a “wonderful experience”.
Children’s Health A Chiropractic Point of View:
As a parent you want the best for your child. You want your child to be happy and healthy. One would expect that if you provide your infant/child with the right amount of sleep, nutrient rich food, mental stimulation, exercise, love and support, that they will achieve their full potential and avoid sickness.
In a perfect world your child would never fall, get a bruise, be irritable, suffer from hyperactivity etc… Realistically, accidents happen from day to day. Traumas can range from a simple fall, to back pain from poor posture, to carrying a back pack that is too heavy.
When your body’s biomechanics are not working at 100% because of trauma or strain, the nervous system can become irritated. Hence; your body is not working to its full potential. Chiropractors are trained to find these “restrictions / subluxations” and often alter the onset, frequency, and intensity of such problems.
Problems can include and are not limited to the following:
- Bed Wetting
- Headaches/Clicking Jaw
- Colic/Gas Pains
- Joint Pains/Growing Pains
- Always sick/ear infections
- Poor Posture
- Traumatic Birth (natural/medical)
- Poor Concentration
Prevention is the “key”.
Regular chiropractic treatments will identify irritations to the nervous system and help restore the body to function at its peak potential. Doctors of Chiropractic utilize gentle, modified techniques to suit children and infants of all ages, making it very safe and effective.