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CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR BABIES
CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR BABIES
Chiropractic Benefits For Babies
Adults recognize the reliable signs that their body is out of balance or has any pain, but babies cannot tell you what is bothering them when they are uncomfortable. Even though they can’t communicate it, being in alignment is vital for babies. Misalignments are compounded as their little bodies grow, while a spine that is properly adjusted gives them the best opportunity at healthy development.
Treating Ear Infections
The eustachian tube drains the middle ear from excess fluids, but it can become blocked due to allergies, colds, or recurrent sinus infections.
In certain cases, gentle manipulations to the vertebrae of the upper neck help to dilate the eustachian tube, which assists drainage of the middle ear.
Babies with colic cry relentlessly, and usually seem to have abdominal pain.
Chiropractic care for babies with this condition has been shown to reduce the symptoms of colic in as many as 93% of babies. Sometimes doctors are unsure of what causes colic.
Gentle manipulations can stimulate nerve flow to the small intestines and increase peristalsis – the wave-like motion of muscles in the gut that pushes liquid and gas through.
The Immune System
Any misalignment of the vertebral column can cause the nerve pathways to become irritated. This will affect all systems in the body. Our immune systems are made up of lymph nodes; the thymus which is a lymph organ in the neck responsible for releasing cells to boost the immune system) and our spleen, which are all connected to the brain by nerves running through the spine. Gentle spinal adjustments, the body becomes better at releasing disease-fighting cells to areas of the body where they are needed the most, giving the immune system a boost. This is critical for all of us, including children and babies.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, or GERD, is a common problem among infants. Babies with this condition spit up a lot, and the acid that leaks from their stomach into their esophagus causes considerable pain. The conventional treatment is to prescribe acid blockers, which may reduce symptoms but do nothing to address the underlying problem. Chiropractic care for babies has shown that the source of the problem is often a misaligned spine putting unnecessary pressure on the diaphragm and upsetting the balance of the digestive system.
Irritable Infant Syndrome
Sometimes there does not seem to be any reason for a baby’s fussiness. When doctors cannot explain a baby’s irritability, mysterious crying, and trouble sleeping. All this symptom could be the result of mechanical restrictions in your baby’s spine. These restrictions can lead to headaches, muscle spasms, increased nervous irritability. The proper adjustments help restore balance to baby’s immature nervous system.
Chiropractic care has shown to be effective in alleviating the symptoms related to asthma due to the belief that there is a strong link between pediatric asthma and interference with the nervous system. People who suffer with asthma to have problems with their neck, upper back and ribs. Any restriction in this area will be affect the bodies’ ability to breath and function properly, which in turn can restrict lung capacity.
Parnell Prevost C, Gleberzon B, Carleo B, Anderson K, Cark M, Pohlman KA. Manual therapy for the pediatric population: a systematic review. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2019;19(1):60. Published 2019 Mar 13. doi:10.1186/s12906-019-2447-2