Infant Chiropractic Care
Infants’ chiropractic adjustments are very different from that of adults. They are very gentle and look like a gentle massage, perfectly safe for your infant. You could compare it to when you are touching some fruit to test for ripeness.
The nervous system plays a role, as does the musculoskeletal system. NMS dysfunction can develop into common newborn health issues such as unexplained colic, breathing problems, latching/breastfeeding issues, and sleep difficulties. When this dysfunction is resolved, your child will eat and sleep better and grow without the above-mentioned concerns.
Some infants are born with a slight misalignment in their vertebrae from birth and delivery or c-sections, and having your baby checked soon after birth will identify any concerns. Acid Reflux in infants may occur due to the misalignment of the vertebrae causing babies to vomit frequently and they may feel some discomfort or refuse to eat.
A chiropractor will gently and gradually correct the alignment helping the upper valve of the baby’s stomach to gain more control, and this can also improve nerve function.
As an infant grows, learning to hold up the head, sitting, crawling and initial walking stages are all times in spinal development where injury may occur and when Chiropractic for babies will benefit.
Chiropractic care supports and strengthens the neuromusculoskeletal system of the growing baby to support them through all their milestones. During adjustments, any pressure that may be applied is done so with a gentle and soft hand.
The chiropractor has an important role in providing care to infants, children and adolescents for neuromusculoskeletal conditions that fall within the scope of chiropractic practice, as well as providing a conservative, natural approach to body mechanics, posture and function.
Dr Natasha Hayden is a pediatric and prenatal chiropractor that is passionate about helping her community discover just how good their bodies are designed to feel, so they can do more of what they love.
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