Why Chiropractic Care is Beneficial for Babies
Many of us wouldn’t typically link the benefits a chiropractor can bring to the comfort of an irritable baby. Chiropractors can however actually be of great assistance when presented with a number of issues found within a new born.
Many of us already understand what a chiropractor does for teenagers, adults and the elderly but how can a Chiropractor benefit a baby?
An irritable baby can face a number of issues such as tension in the spine, shoulders, pelvis or jaw, an immature digestive system, food sensitivities in breast milk and formulas, impaired sucking or incorrect latching, and acid reflux. The birth process, whether it be a C-section or natural birth, and the babies position in utero, can put a lot of pressure on not only the mother but also the baby.
A chiropractor is a certified health-care professional. They have been professionally trained to manage spinal issues to help your baby with any discomfort or irritability issues. They are also well placed to offer advice around feeding, food sensitivities and general advice around the first year of your babies life. For example, what aids may be beneficial or harmful to your babies spinal development.
How can chiropractic care help your baby?
If your baby is highly irritable, they may be suffering from mechanical restrictions in the spine. This can lead to symptoms such as pain and discomfort, sleeping and feeding difficulties, muscle spasms, increased nervous irritability, and crying. By enhancing a babies body alignment, function and comfort, and thus reducing pressure on the babies joints and nervous system, chiropractic care may be of great benefit.
In the first year of your babies life, their spine will double in length and the secondary curves will form. When your baby lifts it’s neck unassisted, the neck curvature forms and when they crawl the lower back curvature forms. A chiropractic appointment can help to monitor proper alignment of the spine during these initial stages of growth. This will help to improve their overall posture, gently setting them onto the right track from a young age!
There has been a lot of recent controversy when it comes to chiropractic care on babies. However, chiropractors are trained professionals that understand and acknowledge the difference between an adult spine and a baby’s spine. Adjustments on a babies spine are extremely gentle and are applied with gentle finger pressure. They are not painful and your baby is treated with absolute care and caution.
Here at Langer Chiropractic and Soft Tissue Therapy we care for your baby’s health and overall comfort. Book an appointment online or speak with one of our Chiropractors through the information below:
PH: 08 9382 3466
Office Location: 1/36 Salvado Rd Wembley, WA 6014 Australia