A lot of people hesitate to bring infants to a chiropractor. Their first concern is always the safety of their babies. Will their little ones get adjusted the way adults do? These are all legitimate questions from parents who only want the best for their kids.
Babies through a lot of things when they are born. Their tiny bodies receive a lot of force and pressure during their journey into the world. According to a study conducted by Viola Frymann showed that 90% of newborns suffered the effects of birth trauma like strain in the neck as well as the cranial areas after they are born. Frymann is an American osteopathic doctor who have studied more than 1,500 babies periodically in the span of eight years. She evaluated the babies during their first five days after birth, as a matter of fact, many were evaluated during the first 24 hours of birth. The study revealed the following:
- 10% of newborns had great cranial mechanisms
- 10% had experienced severe trauma to the head
- 80% showed strain patterns in their cranial mechanisms
If these are ignored, the trauma will continue to affect the spinal growth and development of the babies, which will reduce the healthy function of their nerve system. These can also lead to health problems as they grow older, which could have been prevented with the help of a chiropractor.