Can infants and children get adjusted? YES!
Here are a few ways chiropractic can help:
- Birth trauma
- Ear aches/infections
- Asthma and allergies
- Colds, fever, sore throats
Do babies/children get adjusted the same way adults do? NO!
Adjusting a child or infant is a very gentle process. Small bodies require much less force. Think about how hard you would have to push on a tomato to break the skin. It doesn’t take much pressure does it? A child’s adjustment takes less pressure than breaking that tomato’s skin!
Why do babies need to be adjusted?
The birthing process is very traumatic on the baby and the mother. Having your baby checked by a chiropractor allows the baby’s nervous system, muscles, and bones to function at their optimum, which allows for a healthy immune system and baby! Common ailments that chiropractic can help resolve: colic, torticolis, constipation and ear infections.
Why do children need to be adjusted?
Childhood is the busiest time of growth in a human’s life. During the stages of crawling, standing, and walking (and all the falls along the way) it is important that the child has optimal function of their nervous system. This allows for a healthier child and prevents common ailments later in life like headaches/migraines, back pain, neck pain, and so much more.