Children, like adults, should visit the Chiropractor regularly. In all likelihood the newborn will have met the Chiropractor many times before even being born. Healthy and happy babies start with healthy and happy mothers. Healthy and happy mothers receive Chiropractic care before, during, and after pregnancy.
Our children are our most prized possessions. Expecting mothers already receiving care know and understand the benefits of continuing Chiropractic care while pregnant. It is important to them to keep their body functioning at its best, in essence allowing the baby to function at its best and grow and develop optimally. It is important to them to keep their pelvis in alignment to allow optimal room for the baby to move and grow. It is important to them to minimize the pain they may be going through, being able to stay active and health and allow their little one to thrive. Yes, these are all benefits of Chiropractic care. The lifeline from mom to baby, the communication, understanding, and relationship building all happens through the nervous system. This lifeline from mom to baby, this magnificent connection is enhanced and maintained though the Chiropractic analysis and adjustment. Once the baby is born the first Chiropractic visit can occur that same day, in fact many of these mothers look forward to it and wouldn’t have it any other way!
So why would a newborn need to be checked by a Chiropractor? The short answer is that even the easiest, most natural birth is a strenuous event for not only mom, but baby as well. Not to mention 60-90 pounds of pressure used to help a baby out, or even more with forceps, a vacuum, or a C-section. That’s like holding your baby by the head and strapping a 60 pound weight to its body. The delicate system controlling this newborns body is the nervous system, which is protected by the spine. When this sort of event happens during birth it is only obvious that mother would need to get the newborn checked by a Chiropractor. Chiropractors delicately analyze how that newborns body is working, and make any necessary adjustment to allow him/her to thrive. This is such a light and gentle touch that the newborn may even stay asleep during the adjustment.
If you are a parent who has not regularly seen a Chiropractor throughout pregnancy, it’s nothing to worry about. All that is important is to get in and get your little one into the office at your earliest convenience. The focal point at Ryno Family Chiropractic is to enhance the lives of kids through Chiropractic care. It is, without a doubt, the most rewarding experience we can provide you and your child as Chiropractors. See you soon!