Research shows that children who receive chiropractic care have better long-term health outcomes. We want your kids to grow and thrive in bodies that can perform at their fullest potential.
Chiropractic Care for Babies
Even before babies are born, structural imbalances and nerve irritation can occur in the uterus from awkward fetal positioning and restriction of movement. Large forces are placed on the infant’s delicate skull, neck, and spine during the birthing process. The resulting irritation to the nervous system system can be the cause of many newborn health complaints, such as colic, breathing problems, nursing difficulties, sleep disturbances, allergic reactions and chronic infections.
A thorough chiropractic evaluation is a vital step in giving your baby the best possible start. Newborn chiropractic treatment is extremely gentle and will help your baby feel comfortable in his or her body.
First Year and Beyond
Babies’ brains develop at an astonishing rate during the first years of life. Research has shown that most of the brain’s actual physical growth occurs during the first two years, when vital neural connections are being made. The spine grows 50% in length in the first year alone!
As your child grows, milestones such as learning to hold up the head, sit, crawl and walk are all activities that affect spinal alignment and are important times to have a child examined by a Doctor of Chiropractic. As babies transition into toddler-hood and adolescence and participate in regular childhood activities like running, jumping, and climbing, minor injuries may occur. If neglected, the injuries during this period of rapid growth may lead to more serious problems later in life. Regular chiropractic visits during childhood support children’s overall health and well-being.