Pediatrics & Chiropractic

Chiropractic is effective in helping children of all ages, including infants a few hours old. Spinal injuries of varying degrees can occur during the birthing process. Birth, especially Cesarean sections, may be the most traumatic event of a person's life.

Most of us understand the importance of a proper diet and a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy. After the baby is born, we make sure that the baby is healthy. Have you had your baby's spine checked? The baby's nervous system is most vulnerable during the birthing process. Often times, excess traction or pressure is put on the baby's spinal cord. This pressure will cause some disorders to appear immediately and will cause some that will manifest themselves later in life.

"The birth process·is potentially a traumatic, crippling event·mechanical stress imposed by obstetrical manipulation - even the application of standard orthodox procedures may prove intolerable to the fetus. The view has been expressed clinically that most signs of neonatal injury observed in the delivery room are neurological·" -A. Towbin

There are six crucial times during which a baby should get its spine checked:

  1. Immediately after birth
  2. When it begins to hold its head up
  3. When it begins to sit
  4. When it begins to crawl
  5. When it begins to stand
  6. When it begins to walk

Upper Cervical Care can help several conditions common in infants:

  1. Ear Infections
  2. Allergies
  3. Colic
  4. Torticolis (inability to turn head)
  5. Asthma
  6. Erb's Palsy
  7. Sleeping disorders
  8. Bed wetting

By taking your baby to an Upper Cervical chiropractor, you can ensure that its nervous system is functioning at its optimum potential. Having your baby's spine and nervous system checked early can lead to a healthier, more productive life!