How is chiropractic done on babies?
Chiropractic adjustment for children and infants is very different from adjustments given to adults. The adjustment is very gentle. Dr. Kelsey uses light fingertip pressure on the child’s spine or neck or a gentle activator.
Because 65 percent of neurological development (brain and nervous system) occurs in your child’s first year, babies should be checked and adjusted as soon as possible after birth to help alleviate spinal problems caused by constraint or abnormal positioning in the uterus and spinal distress from the journey through the birth canal.
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Why do babies and children need chiropractic care?
A baby’s spine is delicate. Just imagine the stress of the birth process on a tiny infant’s spine. A child’s health and the health of their spine are very closely related. Even so called ‘normal’ birth places a great deal of stress on the spine and is a primary cause of vertebral subluxation. When the child grows, subluxation can progressively interfere with proper body function which ultimately limits their ability to express optimum health. A child’s nervous system controls their amazing development and a subluxation free nervous system allows it to work at its best.
Undetected subluxations associated with birth trauma may result in:
- Sleeping problems
- Frequent spitting up or vomiting
- Difficulty with latching and/or feeding
- Delayed walking
How can Pregnant Mothers benefit from chiropractic?
Chiropractic helps women to be as healthy as possible during pregnancy. A well-functioning nervous system enables a mother to combat many of the ‘hurdles’ of pregnancy such as ensuring that your pelvis is sitting correctly to allow optimum room for your baby to grow and move through the birth canal. Techniques are modified to accommodate the mothers growing belly and have been shown to:
- Significantly reduce labor time for women who have had care throughout their pregnancy
- Decrease back pain during pregnancy
- Decrease constipation, nausea, heartburn, hemorrhoids and shortness of breath