I talk often about how chiropractic care can help everyone, including pregnant women, athletes, and the elderly. Did you know that this also includes infants? Chiropractic care is vital for a baby’s overall health and growth because it makes sure their spine is properly aligned as they continue to get bigger.
Just like in any person, a properly aligned spine affects the entire body.
Chiropractic care is proven to improve the overall health of infants, but today I want to focus on several specific common issues that chiropractic care is known to help.
It is often hard to tell the exact reason your baby may be colicky, and there are many suggested treatments for it.
Gentle movements of the hands around the abdomen, where pain usually lives in babies with colic, can help the gas and indigestion move through the body. This stimulates the nerves in the body, helping the body function properly.
Getting regular adjustments helps align the spine. A spine that is misaligned can cause all kinds of other problems in the body. Reflux causes a baby to frequently spit up and feel a lot of discomfort and pain.
According to 100% Chiropractic, “Chiropractic care for babies has shown that the source of the problem is often a misaligned spine putting unnecessary pressure on the diaphragm and upsetting the balance of the digestive system.” Adjusting the spine will help relieve the pain your infant is feeling by releasing that pressure.
If you are having trouble with your baby latching and or successfully breastfeeding, chiropractic care may help.
Adjustments can help improve movement your baby’s neck, jaw, and shoulders, which in turn will help your baby nurse better.
Just like in adults, regularly seeing a chiropractor can help your infant’s immune system and overall health.
When our back, neck or spine is misaligned it causes issues in the nervous system and throughout the rest of the body. Adjustments help realign what is out of place and send cells through the body that help us fight diseases and stay healthy.
I am here to help! As you can imagine, adjusting a baby’s spine is different than when working with an adult. I always use gentle adjustment techniques, but the methods with infants require an even more gentle approach.
I’d love to talk with you about your infant’s health. I also work with post-partum moms! Reach out today and let me help you and your baby live a healthy and happy life!