Here’s a quick little testimonial to chiropractic care and reflux. This is baby Jack. He came to see me with a bad case of reflux and wasn’t able to turn his head to the left. He even has a big flat spot on his head because has only been able to lie down with his head pointed one direction. He was scheduled for physical therapy and a baby helmet. After one adjustment he can turn to the left and he had 24 hours with improved reflux symptoms. He’s has more adjustments to go but we are well on our way to improvement.
Many parents bring their babies in for chiropractic care. Common reasons for first apppointments are reflux, constipation, ear infections and colic. It’s a safe and effective way of keeping your child healthy and trying less invasive therapies before turning to drugs.
When picking a chiropractor for your child, make sure that you find someone with post graduate education on adjusting children. At my office that has been an ongoing part of my continuing education and training. Also find someone who is willing to spend time with you on the phone and answer your questions. If you don’t feel like you can trust the doctor to answer your questions, its tough to feel comfortable allowing that person to adjust your child regardless of their education or experience.
Here is a link with published research on babies and chiropractic in the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal and Family Health http://chiropracticpediatrics.sharepoint.com/Pages/2012_1236_colic.aspx