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Spinal Misalignments Can Make for a Cranky Baby

Crying baby

Could your child’s constant crying be her way of saying she has a throbbing headache?

New parents quickly become accustomed to their baby’s cries. But when mom or dad take care of the typical problems and baby still cries, what might be the cause?

A cry is the only way your infant can let you know that something is wrong. Many parents learn to discriminate among their baby’s cries. When their precious newborn rubs its eyes and whines, they know baby is tired. When their baby sucks on its fingers and cries the same at regular intervals, mom and dad know baby is hungry. When baby screams and kicks or draws its legs up and punches the air with its fists, attentive parents know that baby is in pain.

But if your infant is in discomfort and your pediatrician can’t pinpoint a cause, schedule a visit to our practice. Chiropractic care may help eliminate your baby’s discomfort.

Does Your Infant Need Chiropractic Care?

How could an infant need chiropractic care? While being born is an amazing process, it also can be traumatic to a baby’s fragile neck and spine. When the baby moves down the birth canal, it is under pressure from mom’s contractions and pushing. Delivery also may include the use of forceps or vacuum extraction. What might happen? A compressed neck and spine for baby.

A compressed neck or spine can cause spinal misalignments that may develop into such conditions as headaches, colic, ear infections, asthma and allergies. While some of these can be detected during a visit to the pediatrician, others cannot. However, these conditions may be addressed using safe and gentle chiropractic care.

A Tender Touch for Your Infant

Chiropractic care for an infant? No need to worry. The force exerted on your infant’s spine is as light as the touch you use to test a tomato’s firmness. But that tender touch can realign your infant’s spine and allow its nervous system to function as it should.

If you have found no visible cause for your cranky baby’s distress, bring your infant to our practice for an examination and evaluation. We may be able to alleviate both your baby’s cause of distress and your concerns as well. Call First State Health & Wellness today.

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