How Infants Benefit From Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic care for infants is based on the understanding that the nervous system is the master controller of our body. If its communication channels become fuzzy, distorted or damaged, they body will experience all sorts of communication errors.
For babies and young children, this ineffective communication can play out as colic or irritability, an inability to suckle and breastfeed, or poor sleep habits. For a young child, poor nerve communication may result in developmental delays, an inability to concentrate, behavioral problems, digestive issues, asthma and headaches
Studies have shown that in the majority of cases, trauma (often unrecognized) from the birthing process or birth procedures causes subluxation (mis-alignment) of the infant’s spine. Subluxations can be caused by a constricted uterus, a breech presentation or a difficult delivery.
Research is confirming chiropractors’ observations that infants may suffer from spinal subluxations. In one study, 1,250 babies were examined five days after birth; 211 of them suffered from vomiting, hyperactivity and sleeplessness. Subluxations were found in 95% of this group. Although the researchers in this study were MDs, they recognized the power of chiropractic care and these babies were given the care they needed. The spinal adjustment “frequently resulted in immediate quieting, cessation of crying, muscular relaxation and sleepiness.” The authors noted that an unhealthy spine causes “many clinical features from central motor impairment to lowered resistance to infections- especially ear, nose and throat infections.”
Regular checkups are important and the times in a baby’s first year of life when chiropractic examinations are especially important are:
• After the birth process.
• When the baby starts to hold his/her head up.
• When the baby sits up.
• When the baby starts to crawl.
• When the baby starts to stand.
• When the baby starts to walk.
Regular chiropractic care for infants check-ups are encouraged for all children as they grow front infant to toddler to young child. As they grow, they become more physical and experience bumps, falls, bruises and impacts to the body. Chiropractic care for young people is very beneficial to removing the spinal interference that can cause many health problems.
For Gilbert Chiropractic Care for infants and a free consultation, call 480-325-6977. Foresight Chiropractic Wellness Center doctors are Board Certified Atlas Orthogonist providing precise and gentle care for infants, children and adults of all ages for over 15 years.