My baby/child does not seem to have back or neck pain?
How do you adjust a baby/child?
Is there any special training or tools used to adjust a baby/child?
Would adjusting a baby/child hurt them?
What are the benefits?
When I tell people I have adjusted children as young as 2 weeks I often get “THE LOOK”. Why would a child that young need an adjustment is next thing I hear. The very first trauma and possible Chiropractic Subluxation can happen at birth. Think about the whole process, natural or assisted, there is a lot going on during birth. The small misalignments of the spine we call Chiropractic Subluxations can cause difficulty for the infant and can persist throughout life. This can lead to symptoms that we may not associate as a condition Chiropractic can help such as pain. These misalignments can cause symptoms such as difficulty sleeping, feeding, digestion (colic reflux, or elimination issues), repeated illnesses (ear, nose, throat or respiratory infections) and even delays or difficulty with movement including rolling, sitting, crawling and walking. Children change quickly and as they learn to explore their world they fall often, just think how a fall of comparable size might make you feel. Siblings or pets can add to the number of falls and minor or not so minor traumas a child might experience. As children get older and do more activities falls are common. The damage can “build” on previous injuries leading to the “issues” we have as adults. Sport injuries can leave a lasting legacy. Being well aligned and having better coordination can create a superstar. Chiropractic Adjustments on a child are very gentle and well tolerated. I use my hands and/or tools to move the joints and then let healing happen. Many children run in to the office and say “my turn” as they prepare for their treatments. Don’t let interference in your child’s nervous system impair optimal function. Have your children checked to see if Chiropractic can help to achieve optimal health and well-being.