Chiropractic For Babies

During child-birth there are a lot of pressures and forces being exerted onto your baby. A recent study showed that 90% of babies born experience some level of trauma or strain through the neck and cranial areas.

“Over 1500 babies were studied periodically across an eight year period by Viola Frymann, an American osteopathic doctor. All babies were examined within the first five days of birth; in fact, many were checked within the first 24 hours of birth. This study revealed that approximately:

  • 10% of the newborn babies had perfect, freely mobile skulls or cranial mechanisms.
  • 10% had severe trauma to the head, evident even to untrained observers.
  • The remaining 80% all had some strain patterns in the cranial mechanism.”

Chiropractic is a safe, gentle and effective method of treating the neck and cranial areas, which if left untreated may lead to:

Colic
Sleeplessness
Trouble latching
Torticollis
Improper immune system function (ear infections, colds etc.)

Chiropractic treatments will allow your baby’s spine to develop properly during the first year of life when a child’s spine has the fastest rate of growth.

When adjusting an infant, Dr. Fruhling will only use the amount of pressure that you would use to comfortably push on your eye. Your child will be checked by hand then placed in position (usually in mommy’s lap), and gentle pressure is applied. That’s all there is to it. Simple, safe, effective.

Dr. Fruhling has been safely treating infants and newborns since she has been in practice.

The incidence of adverse effects linked to Pediatric Chiropractic care are estimated at 1 in 250,000,000 visits, making it the safest medical procedure available.