Why should you adjust your newborn?

chiro baby post1Even within utero, there is a lot of pressure that the baby has to deal with as they grow. The birthing process (whether vaginal or caesarean birth) can be a traumatic one where the baby has to twist and turn in a limited amount of space.   Muscle and joint dysfunction due to birth trauma may cause babies to have colic, gas, and digestive issues which can be interrelated.

Not only are there are changes that may occur to the spine from what was mentioned before but also as they hit various developmental milestones. Milestones such as holding their head up, rolling, sitting up, crawling, standing and walking.

More often than not while trying to achieve these milestones babies and kids fall causing injuries to happen with regular activities and later on in life as they become more involved in sports. They will get many bumps and bruises.  But we don’t always think of the restrictions these injuries may place in the alignment of their spine or if they are placing abnormal pressure in certain areas of their spine due to the repetitive type of activities that they might be doing.

Having their spine checked in the developmental stages can help monitor the curvature of the spine in the cervical and lumbar areas to prevent postural problems such as scoliosis or lordosis.

We want to make sure that there is proper communication from the brain to the body and vice versa with a spine that moves well and encases the spinal cord.chiro baby post 2

Paediatric Chiropractic care is very gentle. We are able to use a very limited amount of pressure using our hands to adjust the spine or we also have the option of using an instrument adjusting tool called the Activator which uses a limited amount of pressure on the lightest setting(www. Activator.com).

We do go through an initial assessment which involves taking a history and performing a physical exam which can involve orthopaedic, neurological and spinal tests. From those findings we can create a specific treatment plan if they are a good candidate for chiropractic care.

We are happy to treat paediatric patients at Joint Action and look forward to treating more.

By: Dr. Teesha Geevarghese (B.Sc., D.C.) Chiropractor

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