Most certainly! In fact, Chiropractic care is highly recommended for newborns and infants. The birth process is not only hard on the mother, but the child as well. It is a great to have your new addition evaluated and adjusted by a Chiropractic Physician. There are many conditions that can be helped by reducing the stress on the nervous system of a newborn, just like that of an adult.
Cholic, gastric reflux and gas are digestive problems, so how could Chiropractic care make a difference in these areas? In many cases there are unseen stressors affecting the infant’s nervous system that are derived from the spine. If you were in a cramped box for 9 months you would expect to have some issues, why not your children. When the stress on an infant’s spine is reduced, you can notice decrease in these digestive issues.
Feeding is another example of how Chiropractic care can offer help. Often mothers complain that the child favors one breast as opposed to the other. Usually the simple answer is that it isn’t as comfortable for the child on the other side. They may have an issue that arose in the neck that needs to be addressed. After a few adjustments, the child will just be happy to be snuggled up to mommy. These are just some simple examples, but there are many benefits of even the tiniest humans receiving Chiropractic care.
Often people are nervous that since they as adults hear the “popping” sound when adjusted, that it will be harmful the child, but that’s not the case. Obviously, they are precious little ones and we treat them this way. An infant adjustment is much different than that of an adult. The pressure we use on little ones is about the same as you would use to check the ripeness of a tomato. There are incredible times that the child immediately reacts and calms down, which is awesome if they have been upset from pain for a while.
Dr. Andrew P. Bauman, D.C.
Chiropractic Centers of Short Pump