Infants and Chiropractic
Most of the time the general public see’s Chiropractor’s as specialists in back pain. As chiropractor’s we are trained to detect and correct subluxations. Subluxations are misalignments in the spine causing interference to the nervous system which impacts the function of the body. This can have massive impacts on the health of the body.
The first subluxation that occurs is many times the birthing process itself. Many times it can be pulling and twisting of the baby’s head as it’s being born. These subluxations c
an be aggravated even more by a forceps delivery or suction delivery and also a c-section. When a baby or infant has subluxations in the spine this can cause many con
ditions such as:
- Latching Issues or Tongue Tie
- Difficulty Sleeping
- Ear Infections
- Failure to thrive
Many families choose to have their babies checked as soon as possible after birth. In our office we recommend to allot of our pregnant patients that they bring their babies in as soon as possible after the birth to get the child evaluated for subluxations.
We use very gentle techniques to check infants. Their spines are very flexible and fragile and it’s important to be very gentle. We also evaluate many early reflexes in infants in addition to sucking reflexes to check for any latching issues.
Dr Foss uses Cranial Chiropractic to adjust the cranial bones of the skull and face to help assist with latching and to free up any subluxations in the skull in addition to the spine. This is how he sees infants and chiropractic.
If you have any questions about how your baby or infant can get checked in our office give us a call.