6 Signs Your Baby May Have Nerve System Interference

Now more than ever before parents are looking for proactive lifestyle habits that nurture their child’s ability to flourish.

We loving seeing children grow healthy, strong spines that allow their nerve system to flourish.

During the first 5 years of life, a child’s spine undergoes enormous stress, growth and change. When a baby is born their spine is shaped like a C. As they learn to hold their heads up against gravity for the first time the curve in our neck is developed and changed, then once we begin crawling and walking we develop the curve in our lower back. If you have ever watched a child learning to walk you will understand the countless falls and trips they have whilst learning to control and coordinate their balance. It is estimated that before the age of 7 a child will fall 2500 times. That’s a fair few right!!

A research study of 1500 newborn’s found that at least 90% of babies are born with subluxations (nerve system interference) affecting the nerves in the upper neck and cranial bones.

You may wonder why babies are born with strain patterns in the upper neck area. As the baby grows in the uterus the baby can adopt an abnormal position and constraints in space become obvious in the 3rd trimester.

The delivery process and journey through the birth canal induces a lot of stress and pressure onto the babies head and neck and can be further increased with the use of forceful delivery techniques such as forceps and vacuum extraction.

Chiropractors are trained to specifically and gently check and adjust newborns and babies, with adjustments being significantly different to an adult they are as light as the pressure you would use to check the ripeness of a tomato.

We encourage families to have their newborn checked as soon as possible by a Chiropractor so children grow and flourish at their full potential.

Signs your baby may have nerve system interference from subluxation:

  1. Difficulty latching and feeding

  2. Unsettled and difficulty sleeping

  3. Irritable digestive system

  4. Favoring one head or body position

  5. Recurrent ear infections

Feel free to get in touch with us if you are unsure.


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