Babies and Chiropractic
By Dr. Thompson
What do you do if you are a new parent and you can’t get your newborn to stop screaming?. You’ve tried it all, walking the floor, feeding, the rocking chair, and nothing helps. So many times chiropractic is “the last resort” and once parents see the change in their baby they can’t believe they waited so long.
Dr. Thompson had a young mother bring in her newborn who was not sleeping more than an hour at a time. After one adjustment, the baby slept for fourteen hours.
Babies often have misalignment at the top of the neck. Misalignments put pressure on the nerves that cause symptoms elsewhere. It can often be the result of trauma often during the birth.
If a delivery is fast, three hours or less, that is usually very forceful on a baby and on the mother and we tend to see more spinal misalignments and injury with a fast delivery.
It is estimated about 20 percent of chiropractic care is focused on kids.
Most of the tiny patients seen by chiropractors have reflux and colic.
Sometimes when there is a neck misalignment or injury, they are comfortable feeding on one side but not the other side because they can’t turn their head easily in both directions
Chiropractors work on the nervous system to improve overall body function, and can help babies with ear infections, colds, stomach pain and even breast feeding.
The reason Dr. Thompson became a chiropractor is when his daughter was 18 months old, she had recurring ear infections. His wife took her to the chiropractor and the rest is history.. .. After two weeks the ear infections were gone. After experiencing this with his daughter he felt he needed to investigate how this was done.
A lot of people who have headaches, allergies and asthma get a lot of relief when you adjust the upper cervical spine and a lot of children with allergies, asthma, ear infections are commonly misaligned at the C1 and C2 vertebrae. What happens is our brain sends a message down the spinal cord and out to every organ, muscle, tissue and fiber from those nerves, so when your spine is misaligned it will put pressure on those nerves and the message can’t be received. We have amazing bodies, but as with anything, if there is a glitch or a knot it throw everything off.