Children enter this world in a beautiful, but traumatic way. The birthing process, although natural, can put a lot of stress on such a young nervous system. During some labors, the position of the baby can affect the process of the birth, which may result in the use of forceps and vacuum extractors to assist delivery. This can cause your baby to have a mis-shaped head, torticollis, and nervous system disturbances.

Children’s nervous systems are still developing and making important connections to the brain. At each stage they learn new sensations, such as identifying different textures, sounds, objects, tastes, etc. It is vital to keep the brain and body in proper communication, so your baby can develop and grow naturally. Disruption of the nervous system can compromises a child’s sleep, bowel movements, eating, and more! The list below contains some of the common childhood issues chiropractic care can help with when managed alongside a primary care provider. With chiropractic care, our primary goal is to locate and reduce the underlying nervous system dysfunction to help your child prosper.

Colic2,3,9
Latching Issues4,9
Reflux5
Sleeping
Ear infections6,9
Constipation7
Bedwetting8,9
Asthma9
ADHD10
Scoliosis11

These are all great reasons to have your baby checked as soon as possible after birth. The doctors here at West End Chiropractic will determine if your baby could benefit from an adjustment. Our adjustments are gentle, sustained pressure applied to areas where needed to correct vertebral misalignment. With regular check-ups, our goal is to make sure your baby reaches all their developmental milestones properly.

If you have any questions about our services, please contact us today at (515)-223-9896.


Research Articles:

    1. Alcantara J. The Saftery and Effectiveness of Pediatric Chiropractic: A Survey of Chiropractors and Parents in a Practice-Based Research Network. Volume 5, Issue 5, September–October 2009, Pages 290-295. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.explore.2009.06.002
    2. Wiberg JM, et. al. The short-term effect of spinal manipulation in the treatment of infantile colic: a randomized controlled clinical trial with a blinded observer. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 1999 Oct; 22(8):517-22.
    3. Miller JE, et.al. Long-term effects of infant colic: a survey comparison of chiropractic treatment and nontreatment groups. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2009 Oct;32(8):635-8.
    4. Alcantara J, et. al. The chiropractic care of infants with breastfeeding difficulties. Explore (NY). 2015 Nov-Dec; 11(6):468-74.
    5. Diniz LR, et. al. Qualitative evaluation of osteopathic manipulative therapy in a patient with gastroesophageal reflux disease: a brief report. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2014 Mar;114(3):180-8.
    6. Kalcioglu MT, et.al. Follow-up of 366 ears after tympanostomy tube insertion Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2003 Apr;128(4):560-4.
    7. Quist DM, et.al. Resolution of symptoms of chronic constipation in an 8-year-old male after chiropractic treatment. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2007 Jan; 30(1):65-8.
    8. Van Poecke AJ, Cunliffe C. Chiropractic treatment for primary nocturnal enuresis: a case series 33 consecutive patients. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2009 Oct; 32(8):675-81.
    9. Gieberzon BJ, et.al. The use of spinal manipulative therapy for pediatric health conditions: a systematic review of the literature. J Can Chiropr Assoc. 2012 Jun; 56(2): 128-41.
    10. Muir JM. Chiropractic management of a patient with symptoms of attention-
    deficit/hyperactivity disorder. J Chiropr Med. 2012 Sep; 11(3):221-4.
    11. Morningstar MW, et.al. Chiropractic rehabilitation for adolescent idiopathic scholiosis: End-of-growth and skeletal maturity results. Clin Pract. 2017 Jan 12;7(1):911.