Infants Need Chiropractic
All infants need a healthy spinal column. All babies need to have their spines checked by a Doctor of Chiropractic for the presence of vertebral subluxations or spinal nerve stress.
Why is this important? It’s important because an unhealthy spine can interfere with the normal function of the nervous system and may cause serious health problems in infancy and later in life.
How can a baby’s spine become subluxated? The birth process is often very traumatic to the young spine and can cause subtle spinal damage. In addition, if the baby settles in an awkward position in the womb, especially during the final weeks of pregnancy, this can result in stress on the young body. Chiropractors can check infants as young as one day old. With all you do for your newborn child, please ensure his or her spinal health with a chiropractic spinal check-up.
Ideally, the best time for an infant’s spinal care to begin is with spinal care for the mother-to-be. Chiropractic can help ensure that her pelvis is balanced and aligned thus preventing constriction of the uterus. A constrained uterus can restrict the fetus’ natural movements and this can result in a breech birth. Chiropractic care has been able to help breech presentation babies “turn”, thus permitting a normal birth to precede.
As your child begins to grow they become very active. Approximately half of all children have had a fall of some kind by the time they are two years old. Did you know that a childhood fall or accident can cause damage years later? In a study of 78 children who had a minor injury, one and a half years later they were found to have scored less on a visual puzzle test and were more likely to have another mild head injury. At 6.5 years, they still scored less than controls.
It cannot be stressed enough that any child who had even a mild head injury or was in any kind of accident needs a chiropractic check-up. Uncorrected subluxation damage from an accident in childhood may create major problems later in life.