Should I bring my child to the chiropractor even if he/she doesn’t have symptoms?
A normal birth can result in up to 150 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 nerves that exit the neck or skull. This is called a subluxation. A subluxation results in decreased flow to the organ or tissue that the nerve supplies. In newborns and infants, these subluxations rarely result in neck or lower back pain because the infant spine is so flexible and still cartilaginous. However, the newborn 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 a pinched nerve 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 chiropractic within the first 2 weeks of life. This will help to identify any pinched nerves that may be the result of in-utero malposition or 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.
What parents are saying about their child’s care at Ginsberg Chiropractic “My son is 8 years old and has been having trouble with night-time bladder control. After 2 visits with Dr. Ginsberg, he has been totally dry at night! Thank you so much!” Brett F.
“My son was having numerous sinus and ear infections and I did not like all the prescription drugs he was taking. After seeing Dr. Ginsberg he is feeling better and off the medications. He is also listening better and doing better in school!” Jeannine B.
“Our experience with Dr. Ginsberg and staff would best be described as ‘excellent – going the extra mile for their patients’. Both my 17 month old and my 4 year old don’t mind the adjustments at all.” J.
“After getting my 3 year old adjusted and changing his diet at the recommendation of Dr. G, he is so much easier to deal with. His hyperactivity and listening have improved so much! This has saved my sanity as a parent.” H.T.