CHIROPRACTIC CARE IN INFANTS
Many health problems that are seen in adults actually begin manifesting at birth. Childbirth produces and enormous amount of stress on an infant's head and neck, therefore causing stress on the spinal cord. This stress can lead to misalignments, or subluxations, in the infant's developing spine, which may result in many health complaints. Potential benefits for chiropractic care in infants may include:
Proper neck and upper back range of motion allows the baby to breastfeed bilaterally, improving their immunity and nutrition, creating optimal conditions for the baby to thrive
Reducing interference to the infant's developing nervous system
Reducing muscle imbalances to remove or reduce conditions such as torticollis
Chiropractic is not the treatment of any condition, but rather a method to find and reduce stress and interference to the nervous system, allowing the body to experience greater function and improved quality of life. Research has shown great improvements in many infant health complaints while they are under chiropractic care.