Infant Chiropractic Care
Spinal sublixations can begin the day we are born. Even today’s “natural” childbirth methods can affect an infant’s spine. While the injury from forceps deliveries may be less common today, vacuum extraction and eager hands can do even more damage by pulling, forcing, and twisting the baby's young spine.
Preliminary studies suggest that colic, unusual crying, poor appetite, ear infections or erratic sleeping habits can be signs of spinal distress. A chiropractic examination is essential to determine if birth trauma to the spine is involved. Newborn adjustments are very gentle. As a rule, no more pressure than you’d use to test the ripeness of a tomato is involved.
Regular chiropractic adjustments are helpful to monitor spinal development as infants sit up right, support their heads, crawl and take their first steps. Experts believe that uncorrected spinal problems during this early stae of development cause the chronic sublixations seen in adults.
A healthy spine and nervous system, working at its very best, can help anyone at anytime in their life.