Babying Your Baby with Chiropractic Care

A baby with a pacifier.We talk a lot about the impact of childbirth on the mother’s body, but have you ever given any thought to the stress that babies go through during birth? Babies are so fragile that even the tiniest force can cause misalignment in bones, creating a variety of health problems.

In the last decade, pediatric visitors to chiropractors have doubled. That’s because today’s parents are demanding safe and natural ways to treat their child without resorting to medication. And there are plenty of childhood conditions that are effectively managed by chiropractic care. Ear infections, colic and even asthma are just a few of the conditions that chiropractors treat every day in their practice.

Of course, babies don’t need to be sick to visit a chiropractor. Children of all ages can benefit from routine chiropractic visits just as adults do. Regular trips to your chiropractic team’s office are a great way to keep the entire family healthy and strong.

Understanding Subluxations

A baby receiving a chiropractic adjustment.A subluxation develops when bones in the spine move out of their proper position. This results in irritation and pressure on the nerves in the spine, which in turn makes their signals less reliable. The end result of this breakdown being miscommunication between the brain and other parts of the body.

Chiropractors don’t just relieve pain in the back and neck; they also work to keep the bones in the spine properly aligned to improve the efficiency of the nervous system. Because they’re trained to care for every member of your family, your doctor of chiropractic is qualified to adjust a variety of patients from the smallest newborn to great-grandma.

If you’d like to learn more about chiropractic care and your baby, contact your chiropractic team today. He or she will be able to explain the techniques they use to provide your child with healthcare so safe and natural that even a baby can benefit from it.

 

Always consult your chiropractor or primary care physician for all your health related advice.

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