Chiropractic for Infants

Chiropractic for Infants

When you think of chiropractic care, it's a little hard to imagine even a child getting chiropractic treatment, much less infants.Infants couldn't possibly experience the same sort of back and neck pain that brings us to the chiropractor in droves, could they? If you don't think so, think again. Chiropractic treatment isn't just for people in accidents - it can be a strong foundation for the growth of a child.

The statistics are staggering: 90% of newborns suffered some sort of birth trauma. This is because the baby is trying to fit down an extraordinarily narrow canal to pass through into the world, and infants often suffer severe neck and cranial strain when coming out of the birth canal. Left unchecked, this could severely impact the baby's growth.

Signs of birth trauma include:

  • trouble breathing
  • reflux
  • colic
  • difficulty nursing
  • balance problems
  • insomnia
  • delayed¬†development

A baby's spine lengthens by 50% by the time they reach one years old. This means that any abnormalities in the spine during this time can carry with the baby well into their later years. Getting a spinal adjustment for your baby can result in reduced colic and spitting up. It can also aid in sleep and make the baby more restful.

In addition to growth, the baby experiences curvature of the spine know as lordosis and kyphosis. The curvature is important for mobility, flexibility and protection. If you don't let your baby's spine develop properly the first year, you're setting them up for a host of problems later in life that are harder to correct.

Because the spine is tied to nervous system function, getting your baby adjusted can have long-term holistic effects. It can lead to a healthier immune system and a better overall mood. A study done by psychoneuroimmunologist, Dr. Candice Pert, showed that infants who went to the chiropractor more than seven times a year had a reduction in childhood illnesses.

The most common reason why infants go to a chiropractor is for an ear infection. The chiropractor can adjust the ears, neck, and mouth to drain the fluid and provide relief.

Are Adjustments Safe for Infants?

Are adjustments safe for infants? The answer is a resounding "yes!" There is only 1 out of 250 million pediatric visits where adverse effects were experienced. This means that taking infants to the chiropractor is extremely safe and effective.

If you have an infant and are thinking about chiropractic treatment, contact Backsmart Health Chiropractic for a safe and gentle consultation.

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Chiropractic for Infants



10:00am - 1:00pm
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10:00am - 1:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm

10:00am - 1:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm

10:00am - 1:00pm


Backsmart Health Chiropractic
5610 Bethelview Road #300A
Cumming, GA 30040
(770) 888-4288