Do chiropractic adjustments help babies?
We always think about how tough birth is for a mom, but it’s equally tough for a baby. Studies show that over 85% of newborns acquire their first misalignment at birth. We always recommend that babies get at least, one check-up following birth as soon as possible. Just to make sure that everything is aligned so that the baby can develop and grow properly. If your baby isn’t already on a chiropractic schedule then a great time to get baby checked is during their growth spurts at 3,6 and 8 weeks and then again at 3,6, and 9 months.
Is chiropractic on babies safe?
Chiropractic care for babies and children has been proven to be safe, gentle, and effective. The way we adjust with a baby is by putting a small amount of pressure. Enough that you could comfortably put on your eyeball; it’s really really light. And we just hold with that light pressure anywhere from one second to maybe 10 seconds to make the adjustment.
Correcting your child’s spinal misalignments through chiropractic care offers many health benefits that can improve their well-being. These are just a few of the many:
- Sleep issues
- Colic relief
- Digestive distress
Baby Diana and her mother Erica, have been regular patients here at HealthWorks Family Chiropractic. You may recognize Erica from a pregnancy video we did. She’s been generous enough to share both of these adjustments with us.
Baby Diana is three weeks now and is receiving her second adjustment with Dr . Christy.
To read more about pediatric chiropractic or to read research about chiropractic for kids visit the Internation Chiropractic Pediatric Association’s website.
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“It’s never too early. A small adjustment now can make the world of a difference in a child’s life”