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Is Chiropractic Care Safe for Babies?

Is Chiropractic Care Safe for Babies?


Is Chiropractic care for babies safeIt is understandable for parents to fear the Chiropractor for their New Born babies. As adults, getting an adjustment can mean a lot of pressure and cracks. However, Chiropractors do not take the same approach of adjustments for babies as they do adults. Instead, adjustments for babies are gentle and many times will not be noticed by the baby. The pressure used on a baby is equivalent to the pressure you might use to check a tomato for ripeness.
“When the spine has a misalignment, the nerves that flow out to all of the organs are compromised. When we do an adjustment we’re simply taking pressure, nerve stress, off the spine, so the body can express itself.  Think of it like a kinked water hose, it inhibits the flow of the water. By unkinking the water hose, it allows the water to flow freely. Chiropractic care has also proven to be safer and more effective than prescription medications and antibiotics.


Will My Baby Cry During a Chiropractic Adjustment?


This really depends on the baby and the age of the baby. Our baby did not cry when he received an adjustment at 2 hours old, or any after that, but he cried at the eight month one. However, babies that do cry during an adjustment are not crying out of pain. Instead, it is usually out of fear from something new happening or the fact that a stranger is touching them. The great thing is, after the adjustment you could see a difference in many of the babies behaviors right away. One time Oliver (1 yr old) was constipated, 20 minutes after the adjustment a bowel was produced. This has also worked for our 4 year old on many occasions.


What are the Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Infants?


Regular Pediatric Chiropractic care can help relieve the following in babies:

  • Ear infections and ear aches
  • Constipation
  • Sleeplessness
  • Colic and acid reflux
  • Fussiness
  • Feeding and breastfeeding/latching issues

Chiropractic care in babies also keeps them healthier because their nervous systems and immune systems are supported. If you are still uneasy of whether or not to take your baby to the Chiropractor, talk with your child’s Pediatrician, or your own Chiropractor. Many doctors agree with Chiropractic care, or at least recognize there are very little risks involved with Chiropractic care for infants.

To read more on Chiropractic care for children, see here.

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