Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Benefits of Spinal Adjustments on Babies

If you’ve ever been to the chiropractor, you know just how great the treatment feels. After only a few short minutes you’re taller, you’re body is better adjusted, and you have the satisfaction of knowing that your spine is sitting proper. Even if you prefer the “tapping” method over getting physically popped, chiropractic adjustments can offer a great deal of improvements throughout the entire body.

But did you know it’s great for all ages – even babies? Unlike medicines, it’s one form of healthcare that is completely natural. (However, it’s always best to talk with your primary physician before branching out into any type of treatment.) 

Infant Chiropractic and What it Can Do

Essentially, an adjustment is realigning the body’s communication channels (AKA nerves). And babies, like adults, benefit from a well-adjusted spine. When nerves are working properly, health instantly improves and we feel better. But when an issue arises, whether from nerve damage or not being able to properly send messages, kids’ symptoms can be greatly magnified. These “misfires” can come in the form of asthma, inability to sleep, colic, or chronic grumpiness. Considering all of these can be eliminated with an adjustment or two, it’s often more than worth the time and cost.

It’s also important to remember that kids’ postures are more susceptible to misalignment than adults. Being born (via a birth canal) is one of the body’s most traumatic experiences, and comes at the very start of one’s life. Kids also fall often, bump into objects, and are generally rough. The rougher the kid, the more likely it is that their spine is (even slightly) out of whack.

To encourage proper growth and a healthy nerve system, consider taking your kids to get adjusted. You can also talk with a chiropractor to learn more about the process – an important step for anyone new to the treatment.

Head to a trained doctor near you and get started on jumpstarting your baby’s health.