A newborn child is routinely bought in for check-ups or for reasons like constipation and allergic reactions.
Can a chiropractor help with digestion problems?
Dr. Jamieson an experienced chiropractor based out of New York City has treated infants as young as 3 weeks old. He notably remember a one month old named Sarah Harris.
Baby Sarah was having problems from the start of her first days. Dr. Jamieson recalls the first visit with her mother, Sandy. She was having issues breastfeeding, which forced her to use formula. Baby Sarah could not keep the formula down and she was experiencing extreme constipation.
When Sandy finally approached Dr. Jamieson, pediatric Chiropractor, it was almost a month of seeing no improvement in her child’s reflux or constipation. After only a few weeks into her treatment Sandy recalls the 100% improvement in Sarah’s’ health. Not only was she routinely going to the bathroom now, but she also stopped spitting up almost entirely. Sandy was hoping for any slight improvement to ease her baby and was enthralled in the complete turn around of her situation
How does chiropractor care of a child work?
Dr. Jamieson is very adamant about explaining to his patients that he is going to help the root cause of your troubles. It is very common for an infant to benefit from the realignment of the spine because nerves can become shifted or pinched during pregnancy. In many instances the blocked nerve can interrupt the function between the brain and the stomach, causing digestion and constipation problems.
Infant Chiropractic care is specifically about the Nervous system (check out this chart showing its relation to the body). In cases of stomach and digestive issues this usually stems to the central part of the spine. Once that blockage is removed the brain is free to communicate with the stomach again. This allows for normal bodily functions to occur again.
Infant Chiropractor Care
Infant chiropractic care is not normally covered by insurance. The cost is generally $40 per visit but this should and never does hinder parents from seeking the proper care your child needs.
Sandy has seen first had that the treatment of infants through chiropractic care is not limited to stomach problems. Even after a nasal adjustment Sarah no longer has a runny nose and trouble breathing.
The offices at Ageonics medical are always full with patients from all age ranges. They all seemed very satisfied with their care, even if they can’t talk. It is still very normal to come across new patients that are very skeptical about chiropractic, especially in infants. “The nervous system has a normal working order and when your return it back to the right place your body functions properly again”, Dr. Jamieson always explains.
Many adults often question the yearly increase in children going to see a chiropractor. This can simple be answered by saying no matter the size of the spine it can cause nerve stress and damage at any age. If the spine is causing that issue our bodies may start to function improperly.
The nervous system controls it all
The nervous system is the leading force within our body and if signals become weak or stop then our body will start to react to that. In infants these communication issues can be colic or irritability, an inability to suckle and breastfeed, poor sleep, developmental delays, digestion issues, asthma, behavioral problems, low energy, inability to concentrate, headaches and many others.
It is important to understand that chiropractors aid in many health concerns, but the core focus in giving the nervous a proper condition to work at its most efficient level.
How can a child have nerve damage?
Nerve issues occur from daily activities and life. They may result from physical, chemical and emotional stressors, such as postural problems, sleeping on our stomachs, knocks and falls, poor food choices, dehydration, exposure to chemicals and toxins, and stress and anxiety.
10 reasons parents take their children to see a chiropractor:
- Improve brain development
- Overall health support
- Strengthen immune system.
- Treatment of Colic
- Breathing and Allergy issues
- Posture improvement
- Improve concentration.
- Behavior problems
- Digestive and constipation issues
- Sleeping problems