Chiropractic is a natural approach to healthcare that locates and removes interference to the nervous system, allowing the body to heal from the inside out. Chiropractic is considered vitalistic, meaning the body has innate power to heal when given the right environment to do so.
This environment centers around the spine which plays a very important role in your body, housing the spinal cord, which together with the brain and spinal nerves make up the nervous system. The nervous system is the main communication system in the body, sending and receiving messages to and from every cell, tissue, organ, and muscle. It controls the body’s ability to self-heal and self-regulate. It is important that this communication system stays free of interferences so that it can function properly.
Interferences include physical, chemical, and emotional stress that cause an imbalance in the spine. When there is imbalance in the spine, chiropractors call this a vertebral subluxation. A subluxation is when one or more spinal segments moves out of the proper alignment and causes nerve irritation and interference between the brain and the body. Good health depends on a properly functioning nervous system (as well as proper diet, sleep, exercise, and a positive mental attitude).
Chiropractors have done extensive post graduate studying and training to learn how to analyze, detect, and remove subluxations in the spine. This allows the spine to return to its proper alignment, heal over time, and the body will begin to function at its optimal level.
When does your baby need a spinal checkup?
Soon after the birth process. (We see babies hours, days or weeks after birth).
Urgently, if it was a difficult birth (forceps, suction or cesarean birth).
Baby is a poor sleeper or a baby dislikes being held.
Inability for the baby to breast-feed or favors one side for feeding.
If a baby constantly arches backward or constantly kicks out their legs.
Colic (20% of babies have infantile colic) chiropractic care can help.
If a baby has any problem with their movement patterns or reflex locomotion.