Women who seek chiropractic care throughout gestation have, on average, a 25% shorter labor time whereas multiparous women who seek chiropractic care throughout their pregnancy have, on average, 31% shorter labor times. But chiropractic benefits don’t stop once the baby is born — in fact, studies have shown that seeing a chiropractic professional can have significant health benefits on infants with certain issues. Here are just a few symptoms that indicate your infant may need a chiropractic adjustment.
Change in Temperament
First, while it’s normal for your baby’s temperament to fluctuate, it’s important to look for signs of an erratic behavior or temperament. Excessive crying and fussiness are two of the most common examples, but they aren’t the only examples. Parents know best, so keep an eye out for any major inconsistencies that could be the result of an underlying health issue.
If your baby experiences persistent and ongoing congestions, e.g., a runny or clogged nose, they may need quality chiropractic care. A chiropractic professional can provide the proper alignment that can help to clear your baby’s congestion and prevent chronic issues.
Other Unusual Activities
While these symptoms can indicate the need for chiropractic care, they’re not the only symptoms. It’s essential to keep close watch of your baby to look for any general signs that something may be “off.”
“Misalignments can manifest in many different ways in a child. It can be anything from more fussiness to an actual symptom. This can include spitting up, ear infections, bed-wetting, misshaped head, colic, trouble latching during nursing and constipation. Chiropractic can help regulate the nervous system to keep pressure off the system and allow your body to work at 100 percent. If you have a child (or adult) that has never been checked, they aren’t working at their optimal level,” writes Sarah Kovac on Mom.Me.
More than 1 million chiropractic adjustments are given every day, all over the world, and understanding the true range of chiropractic benefits for children and adults of all ages is the key to making the best health decisions. For more information about chiropractic specialists, contact us.