Monday, June 25, 2012

A well adjusted child!

A well adjusted child!

One of the most common questions we get is, “Why should I get my child adjusted?”. There are many different answers to that question and the answer depends on your particular situation. However, there are a few guidelines that all parents can follow.

1. Pregnant mothers: Mothers should be seen throughout their pregnancy to assure that their baby is in the best position possible to avoid intrauterine constraint. It is important to maintain balance in the mother’s pelvis because this is the passageway for the baby. The diameter of the woman’s pelvis is decreased when the sacrum is displaced as well. These changes in the spine and pelvis can also cause an imbalance in the muscles and ligaments. When the pelvis is in alignment, the uterus is able to grow with the growing baby. If the bones are out of alignment, the uterus will not be supported the way it is intended to be. This will reduce the amount of room for the baby. This can affect the baby’s developing spine and skull. This can also prevent the baby from getting into the best possible position for birth. When baby is in the best possible position (vertex, occiput anterior), labors tend to be shorter, less painful (yes, there is such a thing), and less medical interventions are needed. The Webster technique is used by a Certified chiropractor to make sure the pelvis, muscles, and ligament are all doing what they need to be doing.

2. Newborn: The newborn baby should be brought in as soon as possible after birth. Imagine the pressure birth can cause to the developing head and spine. Even in the most natural, non-traumatic birth, it is still traumatic. Some things baby might experience that chiropractic can help are:difficulty nursing (difficulty with latch, not wanting to nurse on both sides). Craniosacral therapy can be very helpful with this too.

Torticollis (often is seen when the baby is around 2 months old due to muscles developing. However, the damage is usually in utero)
Difficulty sleeping
Wellness/sickness-chiropractic can help the developing nervous system. Having regular chiropractic care can help the body to fight off sickness.

3. Infants: any new milestone. Holding up head, rolling over, sitting up, crawling, walking. These are all essential to the developing spine and it is important that it is happening to a well adjusted spine.

Difficulty sleeping
Wellness/sickness- ear infections, viruses.
Acid reflux
Spitting up

4. Childhood

Trips and falls
Other trauma: motor vehicles accidents; etc
Wellness care- every 4-6 weeks it is important to get your child checked. They may not always need an adjustment. This should occur more often during a sickness or injury
Difficulty sleeping
Bed wetting
Developmental difficulties

Schedule your children for a consultation today!!!
Feel free to call Dr. Wise at 702-248-6292 or visit our website at 

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