Anyone who spent hours twisting and turning in a tight space might end up with a misaligned spine. Being born is hard work. Babies sometimes spend hours between the safety of their mother’s uterus and the outside world. In the meantime, they are in the birth canal. Spinal misalignment is more common when there have been birth traumas, which may include any of the following:
• Very short or very long labour
• Delivery with forceps
• Delivery with vacuum extraction
• Delivery with umbilical cord around baby’s neck
• Mother receiving Pitocin during labor
An infant chiropractic adjustment can happen as early as the first few days of your baby’s life. Your chiropractor may even be able to come to the hospital for this first infant chiropractic adjustment. Early adjustment may reduce colic, spitting up and even aid in digestion.
After an early infant chiropractic adjustment, chiropractic care can benefit your baby during the first year of life. This is a time of significant growth. The spine generally lengthens by 50% during the first year. Spinal care is tied to the function of the nervous system and may improve sleep, attitude and immune system function.
When you are considering infant chiropractic adjustments, it is important to find a chiropractor you can trust. It is a good idea to have a chiropractor who has significant experience working with infants and children. Here at Optimum Wellness in Barrie, Ontario, we provide quality chiropractic care to your whole family. If you want to discuss infant chiropractic adjustments or other chiropractic needs, give us a call.