Labor is not only traumatic for the gestational parent, but for your baby as well. Less than ideal fetal positioning in-utero or during birth (vaginal or cesarean) can create irritation and stress on their body. Even a normal, healthy birth can create 40-50 pounds of pressure on the infant’s neck and spine. Pediatric chiropractic care is a safe and effective method for relieving pain and correcting neuromusculoskeletal conditions.
Since childbirth can come with spinal trauma, we suggest considering an adjustment after birth. Subsequent appointments should be scheduled as your baby reaches a new developmental phase such as holding up their head, rolling over, crawling, starting to stand independently, and trying to walk – in addition to after any trips or falls. The aforementioned milestones are achievable only when the spinal curves are mature enough to build adequate muscle strength to withstand the force brought on by such activities. If your child is struggling to achieve the next milestone, limited spinal and/or extremity movement may be a contributing factor.
Chiropractic care can free children of spinal restriction, allowing their body’s natural healing potential to function at its best. We use a wellness approach to help with a variety of childhood symptoms.
You may be unsure about chiropractic care for your little one, especially if you’re only familiar with treatment for adults. We provide gentle infant treatments using mostly sustained pressure on the muscles and joints as well as guidance for environmental modifications you can make at home to ensure that you and baby thrive, not just survive. Your appointment will include advice regarding tummy time, limiting the use of containers to avoid compensatory patterns in milestone development, switching up your holding position, and other environmental factors that can be adjusted to help your child. As your child grows, the Activator Method can be used to accommodate anatomy development. Once they reach age 10, adjustments will be likened to adult adjustments, but with reduced force.
We are more than happy to co-manage with lactation consultants, physical therapists, and other healthcare professionals to achieve the best results quickly.