The birthing process...vaginal and even cesareans can leave babies subluxated - where the bones of the spine are misaligned which decreases proper nerve and joint function. If there was any pulling of the baby's head or the use of forceps, Idefinitely recommend taking the babe in for a gentle adjustment by a qualified pediatric chiropractor. It is common at the practice we visit, for moms to bring in their newborn babies for a spinal alignment check. Especially for those babies who cry continually.
10 Reasons parents now take their children to see a chiropractor:
1 To maximise their child's plasticity (brain and nerve development)
2 To enhance their child’s overall well-being
3 To strengthen immunity and reduce the incidence of colds, ear-aches and general illness
4 To help with colic and Irritable Baby Syndrome
5 To help with asthma, breathing difficulties and allergies
6 To improve spinal posture
7 To improve their child’s ability to concentrate
8 To assist with behavioural disorders and offer greater emotional well-being
9 To help alleviate bed wetting and digestive problems
10 To assist with sleep issues
Grant is the poster child for bumps and bruises from the risks associated with running and jumping (and tripping and falling). When the spine is jarred it can cause misalignment. So anytime Grant gets injured (like his recent cranial hematoma) we take him in. We also take him on a regular, monthly basis, to just check his overall health. We originally took him for the breathing challenges & reflux. Although it did not heal him, it did lessen the symptoms and I do believe it helps him feel better overall. They always say (the chiropractors), that misalignment causes dis ease...and alignment thus creates ease and health.
We are so blessed that not only is Grant's chiropractor amazingly talented and experienced with children, but they also DO NOT CHARGE for children! How beautiful is that? They want children to be served and they know that most parents will not or cannot spend the cash to take them. Thank you Dr Chris and Dr Colleen!