Why should you seek out a skilled chiropractor for babies or kids? Consider this: your child’s spinal development can be affected by the baby’s position in utero. How a baby’s position in the womb impacts the ease or difficulty of birth is well known and well documented at this point. Far less well known, though, is that an awkward position in the womb has consequences beyond a difficult birth.
Indeed, an infant forced to endure a suboptimal foetal position can develop spinal dysfunctions. A dysfunctional spine, in turn, can create problems with the nervous system. Because of the nervous system’s wide-reaching influence on bodily health, development and overall wellness, the chain reaction can continue to the point where it affects a child’s health.
Poor foetal position is just the beginning of the equation, too. The birthing process—be it traditional or caesarean— can be traumatic for both the mother and the child. A baby’s spine can be damaged further during birth, which can lead to additional nervous system problems and health complications.
It’s often difficult to know for sure if a baby’s spine is misaligned, imbalanced or injured when the child comes out of the womb. Scoliosis is a condition that tends to become more visually evident as a child continues to grow, but isn’t usually present right at birth.
What parents do often notice are other symptoms: irritability/colic, lack of good mobility, awkward posturing of the head or limbs, breastfeeding issues, and sleep issues (from discomfort). As a child grows, the problems caused by spinal dysfunction can become more noticeable. Spinal problems can affect developmental milestones such as how a child learns to hold up their head, sit up, crawl or walk.
Getting a chiropractic check-up for babies shortly after birth, during their infancy, growth and development—is beneficial to prevent or treat these issues. At Yeronga Chiropractic, you can trust us as your chiropractors for safe and effective care.