Chiropractic for your infant? Before we tackle that question we need to be clear on what chiropractic is.
Simply put, chiropractic care is designed to correct subluxations or areas of interference of the nervous system caused by inappropriate position and/or improper movement of joints (for more information check out last week’s article “The Baby and The Chiropractor: What’s Up, Doc?”). These “subluxations” can affect nearby nerves, cause pain, result in muscle spasms, and even effect organ function. Chiropractic care is much more than a quick crack for neck and back pain.
In 2009, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) said:
chiropractic can help children not only with typical back and neck pain complaints, but also with issues as varied as asthma, chronic ear infections, nursing difficulties, colic and bed wetting.