Do you visit your chiropractor regularly? What about the rest of your family? What about your children?
Do you believe that chiropractic is only for adults?
Dr. Fred Schofield has been adjusting children and babies for over 34 years.
If you have been using chiropractic to resolve pain or other issues, you may think that an adjustment is too much for a baby or child; of course your chiropractor will modify his technique according to age and size.
Why would a baby need chiropractic care?
Viola Frymann, an Osteopathic doctor studied 1500 babies in the first five days of life and found that 90% of those babies
had suffered from birth trauma, neck strain and cranial strain.
Dr. Abraham Towbin a Harvard University pathologist found spinal injury to be a common result of the birthing process and that evidence suggests spinal injury contributes to SIDS and infant respiratory conditions.
Studies from the Netherlands have found noticeable amounts of intracerebral lesions on healthy newborns after birth.
Even common infantile complications, like colic, can be traced back to abnormal spine positioning. A team of colic specialists published The Enigma of Infantile Colic, where they say “more than half of the babies concerned showed slight to medium deficits in functional neurological tests… the quality of spontaneous motor patterns was not normal”
Reflux is another common issue that has been found to be improved by chiropractic care. One mother of a 3 month old girl complained of interrupted sleep, excessive intestinal gas, frequent vomiting, excessive crying, difficulty breastfeeding and torticollis in her daughter. After 4 visits to her chiropractor these symptoms were notably improved and all symptoms were resolved within three months.
These examples go to show that even the act of being born can cause trauma to the spine of the newborn baby.
Symptoms of birth trauma can include:
• Infantile Colic • Bed Wetting
• Chronic Upper • Abnormal Muscle Tone
• Respiratory Infections • Digestive Disturbances
• Sleeplessness • Learning Disorders
• Chronic Ear Infections • Allergies
• Spitting Up / Reflux • Developmental Delays
• Chronic Nose Bleeds • Eczema
• Difficult Sucking • Asthma
• Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections • Cerebral Palsy
• Clumsiness • Bronchitis
Your baby is ready to be adjusted the same day it has been born. This can help to prevent any symptoms of birth trauma, and can start your baby’s spinal growth and development in the right place.