Chiropractors recommend a check-up for all newborns since childbirth itself can affect an infant’s spine. A newborn may exhibit signs of restricted movement of the pelvic or spinal joints with excessive fussiness or difficult nursing. As baby grows, parents may notice imbalances in their infant’s ability to roll to the left or right, discomfort lying on their back or stomach or delayed milestones, like crawling or “scooting on the bum” instead of on all fours. As kids develop they may tumble while learning to crawl, walk, climb and run.
Chiropractic care has been shown to be very beneficial in relieving the symptoms that children are suffering from and enhancing their overall health. Some examples include:
- Head tilted to one side
Poor posture from heavy backpacks