Like an adult’s spine, a baby’s spine can encounter stress, creating spinal imbalances and nervous system interference.
Spinal stressors can often happen before and during the birth process itself. Interventions during labour such as forceps, ventouse and even C-sections all significantly stress a newborn’s spine- particularly the cranial and upper cervical spine.
Even with natural labour, there can still be a lot of pressure on the baby’s head and neck from uterine contractions as the baby passes through the birth canal.
Some signs of nerve interference may include:
- latching issues
- unsettled sleep patterns
- digestive disturbances
- disliked positions or difficulty turning their heads to both sides
- asymmetric head shapes
- repeated immune system challenges
- slow development or meeting milestones
Chiropractic care for babies is very gentle, using no more pressure than you would use to check the ripeness of a tomato.
As your child grows, they learn to play and discover the world around them. Falls and tumbles are a vital part of their little adventures, so getting them checked regularly for any spinal imbalances and nervous system interference is essential.
As children grow older and get more involved in athletic activities or spend more time sitting at a desk or using smartphones and computers, this can significantly affect their spine and nervous system function. Preventative chiropractic can give a child a solid foundation for the rest of their life.