We are often asked “When should my child get their first adjustment?” and the answer is “As soon as possible!” The very process of birth puts is very stressful on a newborn’s spine. If you think about the pulling and twisting of a baby’s head during birth, it is not difficult to imagine that they would benefit from a chiropractic adjustment.
Parents report babies eat and sleep better after adjustments. Also chiropractic adjustments have very positive effects on constipation in infants (sometimes even before they leave the office)!
The goal when adjusting infants is to give them the best start possible. We want to align their spine and reduce the occurrences of ear infections, intestinal problems and childhood illnesses. A properly aligned spine allows the body to grow strong and straight and to fight off the many “germs” and illnesses that infants are exposed to.
An additional advantage to chiropractic care is that as your child grows, they will learn that the answer to every problem does not lie in the bottom of a pill bottle. With proper chiropractic care, a child grows to learn to listen to their body and look for natural methods of healing. Those can be things such as adjustments, diet, consuming more water, exercise and supplements to help the body to function at its best.
What are some childhood conditions that chiropractic care can help?
* Ear infections
* Frequent colds
Keeping your child’s body subluxation free will help your child fight off illness!