When you hear of babies visiting the chiropractor, you probably think to yourself, “They’re way too young to experience back pain. Why on earth would they need to see a chiropractor? Do they get adjusted the same way adults do?” Well, being born is tough work, people! All that pressure and force and—you know. And it’s not about their back. It’s about a safe and effective procedure that leads to healthy growth and development during their first (and most important) year, preventing many health challenges that would appear later on in life. Secondly, chiropractors do not take the same approach (adjustment-wise) with babies as they do adults. That’s sort of a no-brainer, anyway. According to several credited sources, babies only feel gentle pressure, similar to what we’d feel if we pressed on our eye. Neat, huh?
Now let’s take a look at the top benefits of chiropractic care for those bundles of joy:
- Ensures proper symmetrical growth
- Lessens fussiness and crankiness
- Supports the nervous system and immune system
- Develops better sleeping patterns
- Comforts digestive disorders like acid reflux
- Relieves ear infections and earaches
- Decreases feeding and breastfeeding issues
- Promotes healthy brain development
Speaking of proper symmetrical growth, did you know that a baby’s spine lengthens by 50 percent by the time they reach age one? It’s the only period when the spine seems to grow that fast, making chiropractic care essential for proper alignment and growth. And when it comes to the nervous system and immune system, chiropractors look for any disturbances that could interfere with a baby’s growth and development. After all, the nervous system involves the brain and spinal cord, which processes everything the body does.
So if you’re a parent considering taking your baby to the chiropractor, replace any fear or apprehension that you may have with the thought of a happy, healthy, and laughing newborn. We understand that parenting can be difficult without the additional stress, so this step can also be a great way to make things easier on yourself. If you have taken your baby to be adjusted before, the HealingRadius team would love it if you would share your thoughts and experience in the comment section below!