It is natural for parents to fear the Chiropractor for their babies. As adults, getting an adjustment can mean a lot of pressure and cracks. However, Chiropractors do not take the same approach of adjustments for babies as they do adults. Instead, adjustments for babies are gentle and many times will go unnoticed by the baby.
When there is a misalignment of the spine, the nerves that flow out to all of the organs are compromised, so when we do an adjustment we're simply taking pressure, nerve stress, off the spine, so the body can express itself. Pressure used on a baby is equivalent to the pressure one uses to check a tomato for ripeness. Chiropractic care has also proven to be safer and more effective than prescription medications and antibiotics.
What are the Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Infants?
Regular Chiropractic care can help relieve the following in babies:
• Ear infections and ear aches • Colic and acid reflux • Fussiness • Feeding and breastfeeding/latching issues
Chiropractic care in babies also keeps babies healthier because their nervous system and immune system are supported. Many doctors agree with Chiropractic care, or at least recognize there are very little risks involved with Chiropractic care.