Chiropractic care from a young age can be very beneficial for children. As they grow, their bodies experience stress, bumps & bruises. It is a smart idea to have your child checked regularly by a trusted chiropractor who can help ensure healthy development and avoid spinal problems.
Infants cannot express pain the same way adults can and will communicate spinal issues through unexplained crying. Infants and young children may also communicate through lack of appetite, ear infections, colic, trouble breastfeeding, bed-wetting & more. These should not always be dismissed as phases or growing pains as these could be a sign that something isn’t right. Newborns can be born with spinal misalignments or nerve interference from the position in the womb or the stress during delivery. The methods used by doctors from twisting on the baby’s neck at birth to the use of forceps or c-sections can cause complications after birth.
To ensure your baby is happy and healthy, we recommend scheduling an appointment with one of our chiropractors. Our infant check-ups begin with an examination of the child’s spine. Our chiropractors are experienced with pediatric chiropractic care and can make any delicate adjustments that are needed. Spinal adjustments for children require gentle pressure and the skills of experienced chiropractors.
Pediatric chiropractic care is gentle, safe, and effective. Parents do not need to worry about pain as the only discomfort may come from gentle pressure at the point of an injury. Children are more resilient than adults and heal much faster, making them more responsive to spinal adjustments. Parents are likely to see positive changes within a visit or two. The number of chiropractic care sessions needed for optimal results will depend on a case-by-case analysis.