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Chiropractic Care for Babies

Published Date: 
November 3, 2022
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Did you know that chiropractors are experts when it comes to treating babies and children? Find out why they're so great for babies!

Taking Your Baby to a Chiropractor Is Safe

Many parents are unaware that chiropractic care can be beneficial for their babies. While it is always best to consult with your child's pediatrician before beginning any chiropractic care, many babies can benefit from this natural form of healing.

The safety of chiropractic care for babies is well-established. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents consult a chiropractor if their baby is experiencing problems with feeding, sleeping, or colic.

There are many benefits of chiropractic care for babies. Chiropractic care can help relieve pain, improve range of motion, and reduce inflammation. In addition, chiropractic care can help improve the function of the nervous system and the immune system.

If you are considering chiropractic care for your baby, consult with a licensed chiropractor. Your chiropractor can assess your baby's condition and determine if chiropractic care is right for them.

How Chiropractic Adjustments Can Help Your Baby

A chiropractor can help a baby in many ways. For example, if the baby has colic, the chiropractor can help ease the discomfort by gently manipulating the spine. This can also help to improve the baby's digestion and eliminate gas. What are the many issues chiropractors can help babies and their parents resolve?

1. Post Birth Recovery

A chiropractor can help a baby recover from the stress of birth by gently manipulating the spine and joints, helping to realign the body and relieve any pressure on the nervous system. Chiropractic care can also help to improve colic, sleep problems, and feeding difficulties.

2. Adjusting Misaligned Vertebrae

A chiropractor can help a baby by adjusting misaligned vertebrae by gently manipulating the spine. This can help to improve nerve function and reduce pain. It is important to find a qualified chiropractor with experience treating babies and children.

If you think your baby may have misaligned vertebrae, it is important to seek medical attention. Your chiropractor will be able to assess your baby and determine if they are a good candidate for treatment. If so, they will develop a treatment plan specific to your baby's needs. Treatment may involve manipulation of the spine, massage, or other therapies.

3. Ease Colic Symptoms

A chiropractor can help a baby with colic in several ways. First, chiropractic adjustments can help ease the digestive discomfort that often leads to colic. By aligning the spine and improving nerve function, chiropractic can help the digestive system work more effectively.

In addition, chiropractic care can help reduce the amount of gas and bloating that often accompanies colic. By relieving pressure on the stomach and intestines, chiropractic care can help to reduce these uncomfortable symptoms.

Finally, chiropractic care can help ease the strain on the nervous system often caused by colic. By reducing stress and improving nerve function, chiropractors can help to calm the nervous system and ease colic symptoms.

4. Reflux

There are many ways that a chiropractor can help a baby with reflux. First, chiropractic care can help to align the spine and pelvis. This can often help reduce the pressure on the stomach, which can help to reduce the amount of acid produced. Additionally, chiropractic care can help to release any tension that may be in the muscles or joints that are causing pain or discomfort.

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5. Difficulties Sleeping

A chiropractor can help a baby with sleeping difficulties by gently adjusting the baby's spine to improve the spinal alignment and relieve any pressure on the nervous system. Chiropractic care is safe and gentle, and it can be an effective way to help your baby get a good night's sleep. If you are concerned about your baby's sleeping habits, please talk to your chiropractor.

6. Assist in Treating and Preventing Ear Infections

Chiropractic treatment can help a baby by providing gentle adjustments that can improve the function of the nervous system. This can help to reduce the number of ear infections a baby suffers from, as well as help to treat them more effectively when they do occur. Chiropractic care is safe and gentle, and it can be an extremely effective way to keep your baby healthy and free from ear infections.

7. Boost Immune System

A chiropractor can help a baby with their immune system in a few ways. One is by providing gentle adjustments to the spine and other joints to improve nerve function and overall health.

Additionally, a chiropractor can offer advice on nutrition and lifestyle that can boost immunity. For example, eating a healthy diet, getting enough sleep, and managing stress levels (for your baby and everyone in the home!) can all help to keep the immune system functioning properly. A chiropractor may also recommend supplements or other treatments to further support immunity. By taking a holistic approach to care, a chiropractor can help a baby build a strong and healthy foundation for life.

9. Torticollis

Torticollis, also known as wry neck, is a condition that causes the head to tilt to one side and the chin to point to the other. It can occur when the muscles in the neck are tight or shortened. Torticollis is common in infants, but it can also affect adults.

Chiropractors can help treat torticollis by performing adjustments to the neck. These adjustments can help to release the tight muscles and improve the range of motion in the neck. Chiropractors may also recommend exercises and stretches that can be done at home to help improve the condition.

10. Aid in Proper Physical Development

A chiropractor can help a baby with physical development in several ways. For example, chiropractic care can help improve the function of the nervous system, which is responsible for coordinating the body's movement and communication between different parts of the body.

Additionally, chiropractic care can help improve circulation and reduce stress on the developing musculoskeletal system. Furthermore, chiropractic care can help release restrictions in the bones and joints, improving the range of motion and flexibility. All of these factors can contribute to improved physical development in babies.

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Conclusion

Chiropractic care can help babies who are suffering from colic, acid reflux, gas, constipation, and other digestive issues. It can also help to relieve ear infections, allergies, and asthma. In addition, chiropractic care can help babies who are having trouble sleeping or are irritable and fussy.

If you are interested in pursuing chiropractic care for your baby, be sure to find a qualified practitioner who has experience treating infants and children. Chiropractic care is generally safe when performed by a trained and experienced professional. However, as with any medical care, there are always risks involved. Discuss these risks with your child's pediatrician before proceeding with chiropractic care.

Dr. Darren Faherty D.C.

In 2004, Dr. Darren Faherty graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from UWEC - University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. Dr. Darren continued education at the highly esteemed University of Western States (formerly Western States Chiropractic College) where he obtained his chiropractic degree in 2007. He has been helping people recover from injuries and return to their normal lifestyles ever since.

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