Infants and children can become subluxated from birth trauma, major or minor trauma, or developmental stresses on the body. During the first five years of life, the body produces more neural pathways than at any other time. It is no wonder why cranial therapy and spinal adjustments are so beneficial to a infants and children. Dr. Nguyen uses specific, gentle pressure to perform the adjustment or the activator instrument adjusting tool if more pressure is needed. The cause of many newborn health complaints can often be traced to nervous system irritation caused by spinal and cranial misalignments. These include: latch issues, ankyloglossia (tongue-tie), plagiocephaly, colic, recurrent ear infections, clogged lacrimal ducts, torticollis, and constipation.
Many parents, especially those currently under chiropractic care, will bring their babies for a chiropractic check up. Dr. Nguyen will perform an evaluation of the spine and hip using soft, gentle movements as well as check the cranial sutures for any overlap. Children typically respond quickly after their first chiropractic adjustment and follow up treatments are based on developmental milestones and any abnormal movements patterns.
Although chiropractors have been adjusting children for over 100 years, we understand that this may still be a new concept to many parents. Therefore, please feel free to call and request a phone consultation to discuss your child's specific condition and see if chiropractic care may be beneficial.