Is a Chiropractic Adjustment Safe for Babies?

When Can My Baby Get a Chiropractic Adjustment?

Providing our children with the best possible start in life is one of the greatest gifts we can give our children. When it comes to their health and well-being, chiropractic care for infants can play a crucial role. Chiropractic adjustments for babies are incredibly gentle and have the potential to establish a strong foundation for a healthy spine and nervous system throughout their lifetime. Within chiropractic care, the upper cervical specialty can be an effective way to make sure the first vertebrae in the spine is aligned to ensure a stable spine.

Setting the Stage for a Healthy Spine and Nervous System:

Chiropractic adjustments for infants are designed to support their developing spine and nervous system gently. These adjustments involve minimal pressure, similar to what you would comfortably apply to your eyeball. By ensuring proper alignment and relieving any tension or misalignments caused by the birth process, chiropractic care aids in the healthy development of the spine and nervous system from the very beginning. 

Addressing Complex Birth Processes:

A complex birth process, such as prolonged labor, medical interventions, or a difficult delivery, can create stress and tension in an infant’s spine and nervous system. Chiropractic care offers a gentle and effective solution to address these challenges. By identifying and correcting any misalignments or nerve distress, chiropractors help restore optimal function and alleviate discomfort, setting the stage for healthy growth and development.

Resolving Neck Tightness:

Parents may notice that their baby has a tight neck on one side or strongly prefers nursing on one side over the other. These signs can indicate potential spinal misalignments or restrictions. Chiropractic adjustments can help address these issues by promoting proper alignment and restoring mobility in the neck and spine. By removing any barriers to movement and comfort, chiropractic care allows babies to nurse, move, and explore their surroundings more freely.

Alleviating Digestive Discomfort:

Spit-up and stomach distress are common issues experienced by many infants. Chiropractic care offers a natural and gentle approach to alleviate these discomforts. By ensuring proper nervous system function, chiropractic adjustments aid in the regulation of digestion and promote optimal gut health. This can result in reduced spit-up, improved digestion, and overall relief for both babies and their parents.

Our promise to you

HealthWorks Family Chiropractic is dedicated to a comprehensive and specific approach to taking care of spinal and nervous system needs. Let us help you find out how taking care of the most important system in the body will create optimal health that will last a lifetime!  

If we find we’re not the best to help with your condition, we promise to refer you to someone who is.