Most people are surprised to find out that chiropractors take care of newborns. They ask, “Why do they need chiropractic? They don’t have back pain!” The birth process is one of the most traumatic events in our lives. Not only does our environment change dramatically, the techniques used in today’s hospitals can do significant damage to the baby’s spine. The adjustment of a newborn’s spine by a chiropractor is much different than that of an adult. Most parents report that their baby sleeps better and is less irritable after being adjusted.
Concern about the child’s spine does not go away once they can hold themselves upright. Did you know the average child falls about 5,000 times before the age of five? When most parents hear that statistic, they say, “Well, my child must be above average because they have definitely fallen more than that!”