Every child can benefit from chiropractic care, no matter their age, size or health situation! Dr. Ashley and Dr. Troy believe that pediatric chiropractic care is one of the greatest gifts a parent can give to their child. With the nervous system of the child’s body working in optimal condition, the child is able to thrive! It is her deepest mission, to give the best possible quality of care, starting from birth – yes, we said birth, and we are extremely passionate about this topic at Express Life Chiropractic! An infant’s spinal alignment is likely compromised due to birth trauma as well as developmental stress both in and outside of the womb and should be evaluated as soon as possible!
Birth trauma is any residual effect that is placed on the mother or the baby during the birthing process. For example, C-section trauma includes unrecognized injury to the baby as they are being pulled by the neck and shoulders during their delivery. Operative vaginal deliveries refer to the application of either forceps or a vacuum device to assist the mother during the vaginal delivery of a fetus. Possible trauma risks to your baby from these methods that would indicate chiropractic need include increased risk of the baby’s shoulders becoming stuck in the birth canal and a chance of spinal subluxation causing nerve interference.
Common reasons for seeing a chiropractor as an infant:
- Cranial work can help improve flat spots commonly seen on
- Colic symptoms
- Reflux symptoms
- Overly fussy baby
- Torticollis (favoring one side due to a muscle spasm in the neck)
- Trouble nursing/latching/feeding
- Hip dystocia
- Shoulder dystocia
SO MUCH MORE!
Pediatric Chiropractic Care
It is safe to say that children undergo stress on their bodies on a regular basis. The first stress that many children receive is from the birthing process itself, followed by the hundreds to thousands of falls and accidents, sitting in school all day, sports traumas, posture challenges, and technology use coupled with emotional and chemical stressors to name just a few.
These stressors can add up and lead to neurological and structural distress. This can lead to colic, infantile reflux, and constipation in newborns and later in life can lead to lowered immune system function, ear infections, digestive issues, ADD/ADHD, autism, and countless others.
At Express Life Chiropractic, we offer a natural option by gently and precisely removing the neurological stress and improving structure to help children thrive and express the best versions of themselves.