To truly understand chiropractic care for infants it is important to understand the central role the nervous system has in the control of our body. If the communications network develops a fault it can send out or receive distorted signals which can hamper the smooth running of the body.
For infants and very young children, the faulty connections of the nervous system can manifest itself in a number of symptoms including irritability, colic, loss of appetite or inability to breastfeed and irregular sleeping patterns.
In young children this malfunction can be seen in other ways such as developmental delays, inability to focus, behavioral issues, digestive issues, asthma and even headaches.
Recent studies have shown that many of these issues are due to traumas, caused during the birthing process, the majority of which go unseen. Irregularities in the birthing process can cause subluxations, or misalignments in the baby's spine. These subluxations can be caused by breech presentation, a constricted uterus or other development issues in the process.
There has been a significant amount of investigation into the instances of infant subluxation. In one such study a number of newborn babies were examined a few days after birth. Out of 1,250 newborns examined, 211 of these infants exhibited symptoms like vomiting, hyperactivity and sleeplessness. 95% of these hyperactive sleepless infants were found to have subluxations.
Although the researchers looking into this were all medical doctors, they recognized the impact the infant chiropractic care played in restoring the normal body functions of these babies.
After receiving chiropractic adjustments, the effects were immediate and the babies responded with less crying, relaxation of muscular tension and sleepiness.
These researchers noted that the unhealthy condition of the spine can also cause the ears, nose, and throat of the infants to be especially susceptible to infection.
Regular checkups are important during throughout the infant's development. Especially when the baby is born, when the child gains the strength to hold their head up on their own and when the child begins to sit up without support.
Dr. Lavender and Dr. Jarman are both board certified Atlas Orthogonists providing very gentle and precise care to expectant mothers, infants and their families for over 15 years. Parents don’t have to worry about the potential risks that painkillers may have on their unborn child. For the Best Pregnancy help, Foresight Chiropractic Wellness Center offers natural, drug-free relief to ensure the pregnancy is as comfortable and healthy for both mother and child. For pregnancy help and care for your newborn, call 480-525-7841 to schedule your free consultation today and improve your health and that of your family.