Throughout pregnancy, expecting parents are often asked, “Are you hoping for a boy or girl?” To which they typically reply, “I don’t care, so long as he or she is healthy.” The health of our newborn babies means everything to us. But let’s face it, the birthing process can be incredibly traumatic for the newborn baby. Modern delivery procedures, including cesarean, vacuum extraction, forceps, and in some cases even vaginal delivery can put an enormous amount of stress on baby’s head and neck. This stress can lead to small misalignments in the newborn’s developing spine, causing irritation to the nervous system, and resulting in many health complaints.
This is why an increasing number of parents are seeking natural, holistic methods such as chiropractic care, when their infant is suffering with conditions such as colic, constipation, ear infections, breastfeeding difficulties, reflux, and torticollis. As a highly involved member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), Dr. Chrisavi is always up-to-date on the latest techniques and methods for raising healthy newborns.
As the infant grows, learning to hold up the head, sit, crawl, and walk are all activities that can be affected by spinal alignment. This is why it is important for newborns to be checked by an infant chiropractor, ensuring a healthy development in the early stages of life.