Our doctors fantasize that someday every child born into this world will have the opportunity to be checked by a pediatric chiropractor immediately following birth. Why? Because the birth process is one of the most common sources of subluxation. A subluxation is a misalignment or lack of motion which then effects your baby’s health. The birth process, even a perfect natural at home birth can be a traumatic event. With the increased use of forceps, vacuum suction, Doctor “assisted” vaginal births and C-sections, the number of infants with subluxations are dramatically increasing.
When subluxations are present babies can present with a number of symptoms such as colic, ear infections, constipation, failure to thrive, reflux, torticollis and unfortunately the list goes on. Dr. Amanda believes that pediatric care is most important in the first few years of life. The neurological milestones babies pass through in the first 24 months of life are incredible. Holding the head up, sitting on own, crawling and walking are all extremely important developmental stages. Could you imagine falling down as much as a baby does when learning to walk?! At each stage, it is vital to ensure your child has no subluxations affecting his or her nervous system.
Pediatric Chiropractors are the only doctors trained in the detection and correction of a subluxation. By removing subluxations early on in a child’s life you are allowing your child the best chance at developing optimally. A subluxation does NOT always cause pain, discomfort or symptoms right away. This is why many parents are unaware of their presence until a problem has started. For parents outside of the above-listed symptoms, the posture of a baby can be a window to detect a subluxation. If you notice your baby will not turn its head to breast or bottle feed from both sides, constantly leans head in one direction, consistently bangs head either forward or backward a subluxation is most certainly present.
If you question if your child has a subluxation please contact us. Our doctors would be happy to sit down with you and check to make sure your baby has the best chance at an amazing, healthy life!