The main purpose behind chiropractic care is not to alleviate symptoms or pain, but to ensure that you have a properly functioning nervous system. This is absolutely vital because our nervous system controls every single function in our body, and any dysfunction of that nervous system can be detrimental. It is how our brain communicates with the rest of our body.
How does this dysfunction occur? Believe it or not, this can happen in utero and continue through the birth process and early infancy. It is important to remember that the mother and neonate share the same nervous system during pregnancy, so if mom is stressed, the baby will be stressed as well. Positioning also plays a role, as does the labor and delivery. Did you know that even in a “normal” vaginal birth, there is about 60- 90 pounds of axial traction being exerted by the physician? To put this into perspective, imagine lifting up your newborn by their head, with an additional 50 pound plate around their abdomen. How do you think their necks would hold up? There is a study that was conducted by a medical doctor who examined 1000 newborns after birth. He found that 80% had some form of cervical trauma as a result of the birth process.
This does not always result in pain, but can lead to other symptoms such as constipation, ear infections, bedwetting and colic. In fact, chiropractic adjustments have an 80% success rate in being able to resolve ear infections, while antibiotics are actually only necessary in 1 out of every 5 cases.
While chiropractic care has great success in resolving these issues naturally, it’s also important to note that chiropractic care also boosts immune function, so regardless of any symptoms, it is especially important to receive regular care to keep you and your family healthy and happy.