Chiropractic care is not only for people who suffer from back pain. In reality, chiropractic care deals with correcting subluxations. Subluxations are areas of interference to the nervous system caused by pressure or irritation from spinal bones. Chiropractors correct subluxations. One of the most common causes of a subluxation in an infant is the birth process.
Chiropractors have been warning the public of the danger to new-borns from the common birth processes used today. Birth is a natural phenomenon that should not be viewed or treated as a medical condition. However, in an attempt to “manage” the birth process, many problems are created.
Numerous articles and experts have warned of the damage that occurs to the nervous system in the neck of new-borns during the trauma involved in the common birth process. This damage ranges from mild subluxations in the upper neck to more serious subluxations. Health consequences to the new-born from subluxations caused from birth trauma range from immediate and severe to hidden problems that may take years to surface.
Some parents may be worried that chiropractic care for infants involves force. However, when adjusting an infant, chiropractor’s use about the same pressure that would be used to test a tomato for ripeness, an amount that would not cause discomfort against the eyeball. In fact, if the infant is asleep during the check-up and adjustment they will rarely even wake up.
Chiropractors have been stressing for years the importance of having new-borns checked for vertebral subluxations. Checking the spine of an infant is painless and easy. The importance of a developing baby being free of nerve interference from subluxation cannot be understated. Even infants that appear healthy may have subluxations due to traumatic birth syndrome. All babies deserve the best chance at a healthy happy life. Babies deserve Chiropractic care.
There are some signs which can indicate spinal problems which include disturbed sleeping patterns, breastfeeding difficulties in the very young, restricted head or neck movement to one side or one shoulder higher than the other. Common childhood disorders can also be linked with spinal dysfunction, these include: recurrent ear infections, persistent sore throats and colds, colic/reflux, asthma, scoliosis, headaches, bedwetting and/or constipation, growing pains and ADHD.
We asked the parents of the kids we treat here why they bring their kids to Optimal Chiropractic. Here are the ten most popular responses we got:
1. To maximise and increase their child’s brain development
2. To enhance their child’s overall well-being
3. To strengthen immunity, reduce incidence of colds, ear-aches and so on.
4. To help with colic
5. To help with breathing difficulties such as asthma
6. To improve spinal posture
7. To improve their child’s ability to concentrate
8. To assist with behavioural disorders such as ADHD and autism
9. To help with digestive problems
10. To help their kids sleep better at night
Here at Optimal Chiropractic, Dr. Ben treats a number of young babies. More and more parents, especially those who are already chiropractic patients themselves, seek this safe, natural form of health care for their children. Unless a child has an obvious problem it can be difficult for a parent to recognise when a child’s spine is not working correctly.