Every child can benefit from chiropractic care, no matter their age, size or health situation! Dr. John believes that pediatric chiropractic care is one of the greatest gifts a parent can give to their child. With the nervous system of the child’s body working in optimal condition, the child is able to thrive! It is our deepest mission, to give the best possible quality of care, starting from birth – yes, we said birth, and we are extremely passionate about this topic at Ignite Chiropractic! An infant’s spinal alignment is likely compromised due to birth trauma as well as developmental stress both in and outside of the womb and should be evaluated as soon as possible!
Birth trauma is any residual effect that is placed on the mother or the baby during the birthing process. For example, C-section trauma includes unrecognized injury to the baby as they are being pulled and yanked by the neck during their delivery. Operative vaginal deliveries refer to the application of either forceps or a vacuum device to assist the mother during the vaginal delivery of a fetus. Possible trauma risks to your baby from these methods that would indicate chiropractic need include increased risk of the baby’s shoulders becoming stuck in the birth canal and a chance of spinal subluxation causing nerve interference.
Common reasons for seeing a chiropractor as an infant:
- Cranial work can help improve flat spots
- Colic symptoms
- Reflux symptoms
- Overly fussy baby
- Tortocollis (muscle spasm in the neck)
- Trouble nursing/latching/feeding
- Hip dystocia
- Shoulder dystocia
- SO MUCH MORE!