Babies are incredible little beings. They
come out of their mother's as fully
functional little people (usually).
They can see, hear, taste, eat, digest,
eliminate, cry when they want something, and
know instantly when they are with their
mother and when they are not. It's
natural. When everything is working
perfectly, and there are no interruptions or
interferences they grow up to
become healthy, happy, and even more amazing
toddlers, children, teenagers, adults, and
So what gets in the way? What causes the
typical childhood illnesses like colic,
asthma, chronic colds or sniffling
If you remember from the 'What is
Chiropractic' section of this website, your
controls EVERYTHING in your body.
The nerves coming out of your spine go to
every organ and muscle in your body.
(For example: your stomach is equipped to
digest food, but if it doesn't get
communication from the brain on how and when
to do it, it won't function properly, if at
When babies go through the birth process
(whether it's through the birth canal or
through a C-section) their spines get an
enormous amount of pressure put on them as
they are pushed and squished and pulled out.
That is the first trauma to the spine, and
the first chance that the communication from
the brain to the body is disconnected.
When this happens there are MANY different
symptoms that can show up including: colic,
trouble feeding, trouble sleeping, ear
infections, bed wetting past the appropriate
age, growing pains,
disorders, asthma, and headaches,
just to name a few.
So to answer a VERY common question....
do you have to be to get adjusted?"
The answer is: You are NEVER too old (or too
young!) to get adjusted!
Dr. Parsons has checked and adjusted babies
hours and days old. Some have come in
because their parents knew how important it
was to get their spines checked after the
potential trauma of the birth process, and
others have come in for specific problems
like: not feeding properly, constant crying,
constipation, etc. These symptoms have come
on instantly after childbirth and are so
How do you adjust a newborn baby? Is it the
same as an adult?
Absolutely not. Babies do not have the same
muscle mass and tension that adults or even
children have (which is why you have to
support their heads the first few months of
life). The adjustments are extremely gentle
and safe. Imagine the amount of pressure
you would push down on the keys of your cell
phone, and put that pressure on your baby’s
spine. That's it! It's less than you
actually use to change their diapers and
dress them! Yes, it is that gentle and that
effective, because it is SPECIFIC to the
part of the spine that has the
misalignment. After the adjustment, the
baby’s nervous system can start working as
it was meant to. (Sometimes too quickly! I
have warned parents that after an adjustment
to correct constipation.... BEWARE and bring
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