How Chiropractic Can Benefit InfantsThe birth process is the first traumatic event children go through. During birth, the neck and spine of a baby can easily become misaligned due to the stretching and compression that takes place. As a child develops, new activities such as supporting the head, crawling, and learning to walk put additional stress on the spine. These misalignments can irritate nerves. Irritated nerves can reduce the function of muscles and major body systems, and cause a wide array of symptoms.
Conditions Chiropractic Can Help in Infants and ToddlersIn infants, irritated nerves can contribute to the symptoms of colic. In toddlers, irritated nerves and spinal misalignments are often related to ear infections. In older children, irritated nerves can be related to asthma, irritable bowel syndrome, or can complicate sports injuries. Several studies have been conducted on the effectiveness of chiropractic for treating colic, ear infections, and asthma. Studies supporting the use of chiropractic care for the treatment of scoliosis and other common spinal problems is also readily available.