Babies are naturally healthy, happy and active. When they’re not, the reason could be a problem with their spine. Childbirth itself can affect an infant’s spine. A newborn may exhibit signs of spinal distress with colic, unusual crying, problems feeding or sleeping. Pediatric examinations and adjustments are very gentle. The “press and hold” technique is used, knowing exactly where to adjust, the doctor applies no more pressure than you would use to test the ripeness of a tomato. Young children can also be examined by a chiropractor to promote early detection of postural imbalances and good spinal hygiene.