Baby Chiropractor, Dr. Emil Tompkins shows us how babies can be helped by chiropractic.
How will a baby chiropractor help your infant?
As a Tucson Baby Chiropractor, I’m committed to coming up with the best methods to take care of babies and children. Chiropractic finds its roots in the relationship between the spine and the nervous system. Misaligned spinal parts affect the function of the nervous system. Since the latter is responsible for most functions of the body, correcting spinal misalignment promotes a balance in nervous system functions, and in turn bodily functions.
Children can benefit from chiropractic care as it provides a safe alternative to drug based medication with all side effects and other dangers associated with it.
Spinal adjustments are administered with only a slight pressure. This will be more than enough the free up locked joints which interfere with the nerves. In some cases, instruments are also used for chiropractic purposes.
Children actually responds faster to chiropractic management than adults would. Thus, each session with a baby chiropractor and the entire management process itself are shorter with kids than with adults.
How can a baby chiropractor help children’s disorders?
Subluxation or the misalignment of spinal joints disrupts the normal function of the nervous system. Since the nervous system is generally connected to most bodily functions, anything which interferes with it can be linked to certain diseases and injuries.
How can you tell if your child is suffering from spinal dysfunction?
You Tucson Chiropractor can help you with some of these distinctions, but Some of the signs include the following:
- disturbance in sleeping patterns
- difficulty with breastfeeding
- limited head and neck movement which is often on one side only
- one shoulder is noticeably higher than the other
one of the most common struggles that babies have that could benefit from chiropractic is with Colic. Infant colic is characterized by episodes of inconsolable crying in a baby for which no apparent reason can be found. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center1 infantile colic is suspected if the baby exhibits the following:
- Cries for more than 3 hours
- Generally the same time each day
- At least three days a week
• Baby pulls the legs up and makes tight fists when crying
• May exhibit a hard abdomen
• May burp and pass gas often
• The crying sounds are as though the baby is in great pain
• The baby spits up frequently after feeding.
The diagnosis of Infantile Colic is often vague and inconclusive, often relying simply upon the baby’s symptoms, which are often dramatic and upsetting not only to the child but everyone in the family. Feeding and sleep become irregular and are constantly interrupted with episodes of severe crying. It is hard to soothe the baby, no matter what the parents do.
Colic can be frustrating and upsetting for any parent and especially so for the new mom. It is emotionally distressing not being able to understand the reason for the crying and being unable to console the baby. Colic usually appears a few weeks after birth and continues until the baby is about three to four months old. It is important to exclude other reasons that may cause the baby’s discomfort before coming to the conclusion that a baby has colic.
Heres a link to a study on how a baby chiropractor helped with colic chiropractic and colic. You can also watch our video below and see how chiropractic helped this baby and others dealing with colic.
There are various disorders in children which are associated with spinal misalignment. Some of which include ADHD and autism.
When subjected to chiropractic care, children generally show improvement in the following:
- sleeping patterns
- mood, behavior, and attitude
- immune system functions
Improvement in mood, behavior, and attitude is significantly recorded for kids with ADHD and autism after undergoing chiropractic management. These behavioral characteristics are commonly associated with both disorders.
How to find a baby chiropractor
If you would like to see a baby chiropractor be sure to check out the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association) They will direct you to a chiropractor who is trained in Pediatric practice. Also if you live in or near southern Dr. Tompkins will help your baby become healthy again.
Emil Tompkins DC, DACCP is a chiropractor with a diplomate in Pediatrics. He focuses on families and children providing natural alternatives to help you and your family reach total health. From pregnancy to ADHD, migraines, to low back pain, Dr. Tompkins will provide the individualized care that you need to feel better, look better and reach your health goals.
Resolution of Colic in an Eight Week Old Infant Undergoing Chiropractic Care: A Case Study
Ron R. Castellucci, BS, ACP, DC Bio
Improvement of Infant Colic and Reflux Following Chiropractic Care: A Case Report & Selective Review of the Literature
Denise Rollette DC Bio & Colleen Monroe LMBT, DC Bio
Dr. Emil Tompkins is a Tucson baby chiropractor who daily cares for families and children. Learn today how to help your family grow healthier with chiropractic care.