Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care for Babies: Is It Safe?

Besides visiting a general doctor, people of all ages looking for relief to their conditions can consult with a NUCCA chiropractor in Redwood City. Babies included. Yes, you read that right. You may wonder why a fragile baby would need a NUCCA chiropractor? Let us take a closer look at what circumstances would warrant help from upper cervical chiropractic.

If a newborn baby suffers from any of the following, it may be time for a trip to a chiropractor:  

  • Bowel problems
  • Ear infections
  • Colic
  • Acid reflux
  • Digestive problems

One significant sign is that the babies primarily sleep on their backs. Do they keep their heads turned to one side more than the other? Are you able to feel tightness in the muscles above the baby’s pelvis, particularly on one side?

Why Do Babies Need Chiropractors?

There is a possibility that the infant experienced trauma during the birthing process. Sometimes, even a natural birth can place the baby’s neck at an awkward angle during delivery. If vacuum extraction or forceps were used, there is a high possibility of trauma placed on the baby’s neck. Even a C-section can sometimes cause the infant’s fragile neck to experience a slight improper twist, and it would lead to a misalignment in the upper cervical spine.

If the top bones of the neck (the atlas and axis vertebrae) become misaligned, the infant’s central nervous system will not function correctly. It is what would cause numerous health issues for an infant.

Is NUCCA Chiropractic Safe For Babies?

Most parents think it’s a terrifying thought to put their precious baby subjected to the neck or spine manipulation. However, here at Advanced Spinal Care in Redwood City, California, we use a procedure that is very gentle and also precise. There will be no popping or cracking of the neck or spine. Instead, the misaligned bones are encouraged to move correctly into place with the gentlest of corrections.

Once correctly aligned, it would reduce stress on the body. Thus, our adjustments make it very safe for babies or anyone of any age. Finally, the baby will not feel the correction and will experience no pain whatsoever. A clear indication that it worked will be for the infant to feel much better, healthier, and happier. Call us at (650) 595-0500 or send us a message to consult with our NUCCA chiropractor in Redwood City.

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