Many parents seek chiropractic care for themselves and their children, but what benefits can a newborn get from chiropractic treatment?
Chiropractors are health-care professionals who have undergone specialized training and are certified to treat infants, toddlers and young children. They are trained to safely and effectively adjust babies, using gentle pressure that’s often the same as a baby’s own knuckles.
Babies and Infants Need Chiropractic to Grow Healthy
Newborns are born with slight misalignments in their vertebrae, which can cause problems as they grow. This is why it’s important to get your newborn adjusted during the first few weeks after birth, and as they grow into their early years of development.
Sleep Problems and Asthma Issues
Most babies need plenty of sleep to develop properly and maintain a strong immune system. Babies who have trouble sleeping due to discomfort may suffer from colic, which can cause a lot of distress and stress for both baby and parent.
Colic is a common condition that affects up to 40% of newborns and typically goes away after 4 months of age. A chiropractor can help relieve the symptoms of colic by reducing stress on the nervous system.
Ear Infections and Constipation
Chronic ear infections are a frequent childhood ailment. They can be painful and can lead to more serious complications if left untreated. Fortunately, they can be prevented by adjusting your child’s spine and restoring normal nerve flow to the Eustachian tubes, which drain fluid from the middle ear.