Newborn chiropractic care. When you think of someone going to the chiropractor, the first people that come to mind are athletes, the injured, and the aging. Newborn babies most likely come to mind last or perhaps don’t come to mind at all. As adults, we associate the chiropractor with a lot of pressure, cracking, and popping. You may be thinking, “What can be adjusted in an infant? Isn’t that dangerous?” But just like all kinds of medicines in life, chiropractic care for an infant is infinitely different than chiropractic care for adults.
Newborn chiropractor care specialists like me use much gentler adjustment methods, many of which go unnoticed by the baby. The pressure used on a small child is similar to the pressure you’d place while checking a tomato for ripeness – which is barely any at all. The birthing process puts a lot of stress and pressure on a newborn, meaning that their first year of life may be the best time to be aligned as they continue to grow and prosper. As a young mother and doula myself, I am acutely aware of this and my experience informs my approach as a wellness provider to young children.