Often the first trauma an infant may experience is from the birthing process where the pulling, forcing and twisting action may cause stress on a young baby’s spine. A newborn chiropractic check-up following birth can help pin-point potential problems and thus help ease the transition from life inside the womb to the outside world.
Stresses and strains from pregnancy or the birthing process may result in an unsettled baby who then displays characteristics of one of the many infantile complaints. This may then result in difficulties in feeding, winding, fussiness and sleeping.
A chiropractic examination which includes growth and neurodevelopmental examination is able to determine if the condition is due to a spinal strain and nervous system dysfunction or another cause
Relieving any physical strains with gentle chiropractic treatment or cranial therapy can be very helpful and relaxing. Find out more about our gentle technique, NIP, which uses pressure equal to the force which used when testing a ripe tomato, or cranial therapy.
Many parents often see immediate improvements in their child!
Lara Cawthra, the chiropractor at Hands on Health is one of the few chiropractors in the UK with formal training in Paediatric Chiropractic