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Why do babies visit the chiropractor?

August 11, 2017 - rachel@blauchiropractic.com - in category Health, Wellness Culture

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Unfortunately most people visit a chiropractor as an adult with low back or neck pain. While chiropractic care is certainly beneficial as an adult, the best time to visit the chiropractor is right after birth. At first thought this may seem surprising; why would a new born baby need to be adjusted?

While sports injuries, car accidents, poor body mechanics all can cause problems requiring chiropractic care, the most traumatic or life changing event is birth. Even if the birthing process goes as smooth as can be, your baby is still going from curled up in a tiny space to being crammed out of an even smaller space. (That’s a lot of stress!) Whether it’s a natural process and the baby comes out through the pelvis, or a caesarean and comes through a small incision, your baby is being pushed, pulled and contoured at a very sensitive time of its life.

Blau Family Chiropractic sees babies a day old or even a few HOURS old. Mothers who understand chiropractic and why their baby needs to be checked come here as soon as they leave the hospital. Newborn adjustments are very gentle and take little pressure. Even a healthy baby with no symptoms has structural misalignments affecting the development of their nervous system. Eventually, these misalignments commonly lead to constipation, indigestion, sleep disturbances, colic or even worse lifelong developmental problems. There are even studies showing the relationship between misalignments of the first vertebrae where the brain connects to the rest of the body and SIDS. As always chiropractic care is a preventative, non-invasive, drug free approach to managing your baby’s health. Please make the right choice for your baby and bring them to a chiropractor near you for a spinal screening. It’s never too early or late!

~Jessica D.

We welcomed “soon to be DC” Jessica D to our office on July 17, 2017 and she will be wrapping up her chiropractic education in October of this year. Jessica has been a great help and a friendly face in the office, and we enjoy having her here to learn with us. She will be documenting her stay with us and commenting on what she finds interesting along the way! Check back often for her updates.

Sources:

Journal Chiropr Pediatr: JAN 1997(2:4) 10-11 SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME Dvorak D

Chiropr: JUL 1991(7:2) 33-38 ATLANTO-OCCIPITAL HYPERMOBILITY IN SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME Burns RE, Schneier M

J Chiropr Res: SPR 1989(5:3) 78-80 THE INTERFACE BETWEEN SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME AND CHIROPRACTIC Bonci AS, Wynne CD

J Manipulative Physiol Ther: OCT 1987(10:5) 246-52 SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME: A LITERATURE REVIEW WITH CHIROPRACTIC IMPLICATIONS Banks BD, Beck RW, Columbus M

 

 

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