Have you ever asked yourself why an infant or child would need chiropractic care?
During the birthing process, many infants develop spinal misalignments that compromise their nervous system. We call this "subluxation".
We commonly find subluxation of the first spinal segment (C1) in newborn babies due to the pressure on their cervical spine as they enter and exit the birthing canal. Subluxation at this area of the spine is detrimental because this bone sits at the base of the brain where every single nerve impulse travels through.
There are many signs your baby may need a gentle chiropractic adjustment:
•Head seems to tilt to one side
•Favors turning to one side over the other for feeding or lying down
•Colicky or hard to soothe
•Avoiding eye contact
•Not sleeping soundly
Parents know their child best and know better than anyone when something is “not right”. We encourage you to follow your instinct if you feel this way and have them checked out by a pediatric chiropractor. It could make the biggest difference in their future.