There are many benefits of chiropractic care for babies and children, including better sleep, stronger immune function, and increased growth. These health benefits are why it is important to keep your child’s spine properly aligned with chiropractic.
Newborns benefit greatly from spinal adjustments immediately after birth. These adjustments can help the baby’s nervous system operate properly and relieve underlying issues such as asthma, digestive problems, colic, and difficulty breastfeeding.
Improved Sleep Quality and Duration: Studies have shown that most babies who receive pediatric chiropractic care sleep better than those who do not. This is likely due to the fact that chiropractic care reduces pain and discomfort that may be keeping them awake at night.
Boosted Immunity: When the spine is in proper alignment, it helps your baby’s immune system to fight off viruses and bacteria. This means that they are less likely to get sick as they grow older, since their bodies are now equipped to produce and transport disease-fighting cells to any part of the body where they are needed.
Alleviation of Colic: With gentle massage techniques, chiropractors can stimulate a baby’s stomach and other internal organs to alleviate colic. This can make for a much happier, healthier baby!
Treatment for Ear Infections: When your child has an ear infection, it can be caused by fluid buildup in the middle ear. This can lead to pressure on the Eustachian tube and a need for antibiotics.
Spinal realignment can take the pressure off of the Eustachian tube and allow fluid to drain. This can reduce the amount of pain your child feels and reduces their need for antibiotics.