by Dr. Emil Tompkins, a family chiropractor in Tucson, AZ with a passion for family health and wellness
Why would a baby need chiropractic care? They don’t have back pain!
That’s a common question we hear in our office. And because I see infants in our office everyday, I’m quite used to discussing it. So when you see an infant getting adjusted, here’s why.
- Remember the birth process? The birth process isn’t just traumatic to the mother, it’s traumatic to that 8lb little one that was delivered. The pressure on the spine is so great that many of the spinal and health issues we see later as adults can be caused as early as birth. We see infants as old as 1-2 days old to get their spine and nervous system functioning optimally.
- The spine elongates significantly and the normal spinal curvatures develop during the first year of life. When babies learn to crawl, the cervical and lumbar lordotic cures begin to develop. During this period, it is vital to know that your child’s spine is developing normally.
- Chiropractic improves nervous system function: adults visit their chiropractor initially because of some type of pain or discomfort, only to find out the benefits of a properly functioning nervous system. Your brain sends messages through the spinal cord, to the nerves that travel out of the spine. Those nerves send signals to every part of your body. When the spine is out of position, which happens in babies during delivery, it places pressure on the spinal nerves and will affect the function of the body. Babies need their nervous system to be as healthy as possible especially during these early stages of development.
As a family chiropractor, we focus on helping families grow healthier every day. First by improving nervous system function. then by making sure we’re supporting proper health by looking at our diet, exercise and stress habits. I firmly believe that this begins at the beginning of life.
Don’t leave the baby at home to grow up and experience the same health issues you did. Take your child to a family chiropractor today!
If you feel your baby needs chiropractic care, you must see a family chiropractor certified in pediatric care. Check out the International Chiropractic Pediatric association at http://icpa4kids.org. They will be able to locate a family chiropractor in your area. Also, you can contact us anytime at 520-572-2596 and we’ll be happy to answer any of your questions.
Tompkins Family Chiropractic Marana and Northwest Tucson, Call 520.572.2596 http://www.tompkinschiropractic.com From back pain to sciatica, neck pain to headaches, ADHD to Autism, Dr. Tompkins creates an individualized health program to suit your specific needs. Come see why we were voted Best in the Northwest 3 years in a row. Whether you have pain with pregnancy, headaches, sports injuries or ADHD, migraines, or just want to be healthier, Dr. Tompkins has a program that will work for you and your family. Call us at 520.572.2596 and we’ll be happy to help your family grow healthier.