Head seems to tilt to one side
Favors turning to one side while feeding
Favors turning to one side lying down
Colicky or hard to soothe
Avoiding eye contact
Not sleeping soundly
Why does your infant or child need chiropractic care?
During birth, over 80% of infants develop spinal misalignments that compromise their nervous system. We call this "vertebral 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 of C1 is detrimental because of its relationship to the Brainstem, where every single nerve impulse travels through.
There are many signs your baby may need a gentle chiropractic adjustment:
Infants usually respond very quickly to chiropractic adjustments and don't need as frequent care as adults. Our goal to deliver precise, gentle adjustments that assist the body to maintain alignment for proper nervous system wellness as they navigate the stressors of growing, learning, and developing throughout life.
Parents know better than anyone when something is “not right”. If feeling this way, we encourage parents to follow their instincts and have children examined by a pediatric chiropractor. It could make the biggest difference in their future.
What Does Pediatric Chiropractic Look Like?
We start all infants with a simple exam to test reflexes, ranges of motion, tension patterns, and other areas that might give us information about a bigger issue than chiropractic can handle alone.
Once an exam is performed and it has been determined that chiropractic care is the best route, Dr. Alexis will do thermography scans--measuring temperature under each ear. In a normally functioning nervous system, the temperature should be almost exactly the same on both sides. If the child has a subluxation, we will see a great discrepancy between the two sides. We do these scans before and after every adjustment and expect the temperature to be closer to the same on both sides after the adjustment.
Adjustments for infants take about the same pressure as to check the ripeness of a tomato--no more pressure than you could comfortably put on your own eye through your eyelid. In the photos below, you will see that many infants sleep or play through their adjustments.