In short, YES they do!


Chiropractic care is not just for adults; it can also be very beneficial for babies and children. In fact, many parents are turning to chiropractic care as a natural and safe way to help their children with a variety of health issues and as a proactive approach to overall health and well-being and nervous system regulation. 


When a baby is born, there is a lot of stress on its body. Birth can be stressful, even in the case of an uncomplicated, natural vaginal birth. There are chemical (hormones), physical (pulling/pushing/birthing) and emotional stresses that both mom and baby experience. These stresses can have a direct effect on how well the nervous system (brain, spinal cord and nerves) function as well as can cause changes in alignment. That miscommunication, subluxations, adds even more stress to the nervous system following birth, which can show up as various conditions such as Torticollis, colic, constipation, reflux, difficulty latching and/or sleeping, to name a few.


Additionally, did you know that a baby’s brain doubles in size in the first year of life? So on top of the added stress on the body from its welcoming into the world that could cause issues, there is also a lot of neurological input and development happening during this extremely important time frame.


A child is born with all of the brain cells they will have for the rest of their lives — what may need care and attention is the connection of these cells. Brain connections give us the ability to move, communicate, and basically perform every single life function, both voluntary and involuntary. At least one million new neuronal connections are made each second — more during year one than any other time in a human’s lifespan. Chiropractic helps support neurodevelopment by restoring balance to the body and allowing the nervous system to function and regulate at its best. 


One of the main benefits of chiropractic care for children is that it can help improve their overall health and well-being. By correcting subluxations, neuro-spinal misalignments, chiropractic adjustments can help improve the function of the nervous system, which can have a positive impact on the immune system, digestion, and other bodily functions. This can help children feel better and be more active and engaged in their daily lives. Additionally, chiropractic care can help children develop good posture habits, which can help prevent future health problems.

Some parents might be nervous about the amount of pressure used on their baby or young child during a chiropractic session, but don’t worry; the amount of force during an adjustment for babies and kids is very gentle. It’s similar to the amount you would use when checking the ripeness of a piece of fruit. There are no popping or clicking sounds and no abrupt movements used when babies and kids get adjusted.

Think about how much more force happens during the birth process, even in an uncomplicated, natural vaginal birth. Considering the head typically comes out first, pulling and pushing can cause tension and affect alignment. This is why we recommend a chiropractic checkup for your baby, starting as early as right after you’ve given birth. We will then determine the need for continued care by looking at the amount of neurological development and change that happens once out of the womb, during year one.


Starting chiropractic care at a young age can also help children develop a positive attitude towards healthcare and wellness. By introducing them to natural and holistic approaches to health, children can learn to take an active role in their own health for the rest of their lives. This can help them make healthier choices and prevent future health problems. Overall, chiropractic care can be a safe and effective way to help children achieve optimal health and wellness. Parents of kids under chiropractic care often report that their children experience fewer sick days.


We love working with children at Dr. Gena Chiropractic, your favorite family chiropractors serving Plantation and the greater Fort Lauderdale community. Our team is well skilled and experienced in pediatric chiropractic care, and we can’t wait to meet your little ones. To book an appointment, call our office at 954-417-5815. Remember, your (and your child’s) health is in your hands; our hands are here to help!

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