Chiropractic care is for everyone, sick or perfectly healthy, from infants to adults. Dr. Daniel Mudryk has seen many children over the course of his practice and actually are his favorite patients.
Chiropractic is safe and effective for treating many conditions or simply to KEEP your child well.
AS THE TWIG BENDS, SO GROWS THE TREE
A normal birth can result in up to 90 pounds of pressure being exerted on the neck of the newborn. The twisting and pulling required during the normal delivery process often results in subtle misalignments of the bones in the newborn neck. This can irritate or press on the the brain stem or nerves that exit the neck and skull. This is called a vertebral subluxation. A subluxation results in decreased flow of information from the brain to the organ or tissue that the nerve supplies. In newborns and infants, these subluxations rarely result in neck or back pain because the infant spine is so flexible and still cartilaginous. However, the newborn’s subluxations often result in ear infections, sinusitis, asthma, problems with breastfeeding, attention problems, colic and learning disorders. Some cases have been linked to sudden infant death syndrome from brain stem pressure in the upper neck. Other causes of subluxations can be malposition while in the uterus or the use of extraction aids during delivery or c-section. Unfortunately, a thorough examination of the individual vertebra is not within the scope of most Western trained pediatricians. It is for this reason that we suggest all newborns have their spines examined by a qualified pediatric chiropractor within the first 2 weeks of life. This will help to identify any misalignments that may be the result of in-utero malposition or during the birthing process. As kids get older, and these problems go undetected, they can begin to develop into frequent sore throats, neck and back pain, and sometimes scoliosis.