The birthing process is stressful for a mom as it is for a newborn which can cause strain on the nervous system. Newborn’s may experience difficulty breathing, colic, inability to latch on to mom’s breast, sleeping problems, irritability and even reflux. Imagine if you were stuck in a cramped space for 9 months what effect that might have on your spine and nervous system.
Chiropractic adjustments differ significantly for newborns requiring a light fingertip pressure on the baby’s neck or spine. Sometimes an instrument called an activator is used on the baby’s spine or neck, which is always conducted with a light force.
Toddlers are always running into things and constantly falling, therefore causing strain and stress on the spine. If left unchecked this can cause neurological and muscular imbalances. However, toddlers under regular chiropractic care recover significantly faster than those that don’t receive chiropractic care.