Benefits of Chiropractic care for your baby

Your baby can experience various physical stressed during childbirth. Restrictions in their spine can cause or make many underlying issues worse.  Common issues that can develop include asthma, digestive problems, sleeping problems and difficulty with breastfeeding. Chiropractic care offers a safe and natural approach to help your little one.

Chiropractic care is safe and gently for babies.  Dr Amber James specialized in the care of infant and children and had extensive training over the years to better be able to help your child.  Dr Amber has check little ones within a few hours or day of birth.   She use gentle pressure on the spine to help restore normal joint mobility, nervous system function, and promote the body to heal itself. While these adjustments aren’t painful, your baby may be a little fussy as they get use to the treatment and the new person working on them. 

Pediatric chiropractic care can improve your child’s mobility, enhance their bodily functions, and boost their immunity. It, in general, reduces stress and tension in the body which leads to a happier healthier baby.  Here are some benefits of taking your newborn to the chiropractor:

  1. It supports their physical development 

Your little one’s body experiences lots of changes in a short period of time. For instance, their lower back and neck curvatures start to form as they learn to sit or lift their head. Without proper alignment, their spinal curvatures may not develop properly, which can affect their physical development. 

You can help prevent your baby from developing spine problems by having their spines checked. Gentle and safe chiropractic care can help align your child’s spine and boost their overall posture and health.

      2. It boosts their recovery after birth

The birth process can affect the nerves in your child’s body. Chiropractic adjustments for babies involve gentle treatments that can help correct nerve problems and ease tension and strain on the back, neck and hips. We also check hips and shoulders that can help your little one when they are ready to crawl and walk.

      3. It eases colic symptoms 

Colic may be associated with an underactive or immature gastrointestinal system that leads to gas buildup and indigestion. Leaving this unaddressed may cause the gas to get trapped in your baby’s gut, causing pain and bloating.

Chiropractic care can reduce stress on the lower back and pelvic region and stimulate their nerve flow to their small intestines and increase motility in the guts that helps relieve pressure and discomfort.  Colic can also be aggravated by food allergies or intolerances.  Dr Amber works with parents to identify any possible stressors that are affecting baby in a holistic approach to treating colic.

     4. It improves their immune system

Your child’s spine affects their immune system. Since the nervous system runs through the spine, any misalignment can cause the nerve pathways to get irritated and impact all systems in the body, including the immune system.

     5. It makes them less fussy and irritable

Your little one may become fussy and irritable, and identifying the exact reason that might be causing them to feel that way can be challenging. Their fussiness could be the result of mechanical restrictions in their spine, and these can lead to sleeping difficulties, headaches, and more. Chiropractic care can help with spine problems and make them feel better.