Causes of Misalignment of an Infant or Child’s Spine
This stress can cause misalignment of the spine in your little one. Birth complications such as long labours, very fast labour, interventions during delivery or even restricted movement within the womb may also contribute to spinal restrictions.
Chiropractic is Safe for Babies
Specific techniques will be used that are gentle, safe and effective to meet your little ones needs. Chiropractic adjustments for infants use no more pressure than you would apply when touching your own eyelid or testing a ripe tomato with your finger. For more information on what an infant treatment looks like, please check out the above video.
Outside of coming in for either an infant check-up or any concerns that you may have, we recommend following up for the following developmental milestones. This can help ensure optimal nervous system function and bio mechanical balance as they grow and develop.
If there is a restriction in the low back or pelvis it can prevent baby from comfortably rolling equally from side to side. We want to make sure there is balance in the body.
This is a significant milestone in regards to development of correct cross/crawl motor patterns which is important for neurological development. It is also crucial in the development of the curve in the low back. This is an important transition as baby has spent nine month in utero in a curled or flexed position, and has been slowly transitioning out of this since birth. Often babies will seem uncomfortable during tummy time and this would be a good time to come in!
Learning to walk:
As babies learn to stabilize themselves and walk, restrictions in the low back or sacrum can cause imbalances or make it physically uncomfortable for them. Minor bumps and falls also become a regular part of life, so it’s a great time to come in for a check -up.