A lot of people raise their eyebrows whenever they hear about chiropractic care for infants. Many of them ask whether it is safe while some ask why infants need to see a chiropractor when they don’t experience back pain. Will babies get the same spinal adjustment as adults? All of these are legitimate concerns. If you are wondering why infants should see a chiropractor, you better read on.
Being born is not easy. Newborns experience a lot of pressure as they are brought into the world. One recent study showed that about 90% of newborns experience birth trauma following birth. Over 1500 babies were studied within a period of eight years. She checked all the newborns within the first five days after they were born and many of these babies were examined during the first 24 hours after birth. The research demonstrated that about:
– 10% had freely mobile and perfect cranial mechanisms or skulls.
– 10% had severe trauma
– 80% had strain patterns in their cranial mechanism
If these are left unchecked, the trauma will continue to affect the spinal growth and development of the baby, which reduces the healthy function of the newborn’s nerve system. These can lead to health problems as the baby grows older, which could have been prevented.