As with adults, there are a range of benefits of chiropractic care for infants. These include improved nervous system function, immunity support and pain relief.
Colic, Trouble Latching & Reflux
One of the most common problems that chiropractors see in babies is colic. It can be a very distressing experience for both you and your baby, especially if it lasts for long periods of time.
Many parents have found that their children who are suffering from colic are much more content and able to sleep once they receive chiropractic care. This is largely due to the fact that a chiropractic adjustment releases tension in the neck and back muscles, thereby easing pain.
Improves a Baby’s Digestive System
Babies need proper digestive health to grow and thrive. A misaligned spine can impede normal nerve impulses to the large intestine, causing the digestive system to malfunction.
Reduces Acid Reflux
A common issue that most pediatricians treat with medication or supplements is stomach upset and reflux. A gentle chiropractic adjustment to the spine can help to relax the tummy muscles and re-establish the correct flow of fluids and gas in the intestines, helping to eliminate a lot of this discomfort.
Promotes Sound Sleep
Infants are sensitive to noise, temperature changes and other factors that can disrupt their sleep patterns. Chiropractors help to ensure that your child is able to get the rest they need, so they can grow and develop properly.
Relieves Ear Infections
A baby’s ear canal can become clogged and infected with fluid or pressure. A chiropractic adjustment can help to open up the eustachian tube and drain the fluids out of the body, relieving the discomfort and infection associated with it.