Babies and Chiropractic Care

Babies Chiropractor Huron Church Chiropractic and Family Wellness CentreThe nervous system is the ‘master controller and communication system’ of your body and it is protected by your spine – whether you have a large spine or very tiny spine.

Nerve irritation, (otherwise known as vertebral subluxations) or nerve dysfunction can occur as a result of the physically stressful birthing process. Also consider that an infant, with little to no control of their neck muscles, may have a neck or spinal injury as a result of their little heads bouncing from side-to-side or falling forward or back.

For babies, nerve irritation or dysfunction may show symptoms such as colic, reflux, difficulty breathing, nursing or sleeping and even a delay in reaching developmental milestones.

In the first year in a baby’s life:

  • Their spine lengthens by 50%
  • Spinal curvature development essential to movement, balance, posture and protection occurs
  • 65% of brain and nervous system development takes place

With all this growth and development, it’s really no wonder that good infant spinal health is essential as a building block for a lifetime of good spinal health.

Chiropractors are trained in special pediatric techniques to carefully correct any subluxations. Infants can be assessed by chiropractors within a month of birth and it is recommended to see a chiropractor every 3 months during a baby’s first year.

If you have any questions about your infant’s spinal health, please call us to make an appointment. We’d love you to join our ‘Wellness Family’.

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