Drs. Brian and Jenn have had vast experience working with babies as young as 2 days old. Babies go through one of the most physically challenging experiences of their life during childbirth and this can lead to marked misalignments of the spine. It is common for babies just born to suffer from colic, ear infections, respiratory infections, or irritability. Compression of the cranial bones during childbirth can even cause narrowing of the palate, leading to tooth crowding or a need for braces later in life. Chiropractic can help children with all of these conditions and more. Babies, unlike adults, typically improve dramatically in 1-3 weeks of starting chiropractic care, sometimes even after the first adjustment – so you can easily see their progress. This is due to the lack of bone ossification and muscle tension, resulting in gentle adjustments that work more quickly and straightforwardly in babies and children.
Due to the many falls of a typical child, many parents bring their babies and children in for regular spinal “checkups” to prevent future postural and musculoskeletal problems. These families are the ones that report healthy, happy children to us regularly.
Expectant mothers can also find relief from back pain during pregnancy from our modified techniques specific to pregnant women. Chiropractic care during pregnancy helps keep the spine balanced during this time of growth and changes in the mother’s center of gravity. Additionally, the removal of misalignments in the spine and loosening of the ligaments that occurs with regular adjustments often leads to shorter labor times.