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Infant Chiropractor

Chiropractic care for children typically involves a comprehensive evaluation of their health history, physical exam, and any necessary diagnostic testing. The chiropractor will then develop an individualized treatment plan that may involve gentle adjustments to the spine and other joints, soft tissue therapy, exercise, and lifestyle recommendations.

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Infant Chiropractor in Brainerd, MN

Pediatric chiropractic care is a safe and effective part of your baby’s healthcare. Baby chiropractors use their specialized training and experience to treat babies and older children with gentle care and a light touch. If parents have any concerns, they should discuss them with the baby chiropractor and their pediatrician. Working as a team is always the best choice for your baby.

At Lakes Chiropractic, we encourage you to have a pediatric healthcare provider; our skilled pediatric chiropractic care is additional care, not substitute care. Parents should always talk to the child’s pediatrician or primary provider first about medical issues. A baby chiropractor offers additional care that can help promote overall health and well-being.

Baby Chiropractor

Infant chiropractors have specialized training to work with their tiny musculoskeletal systems that are still developing. When your baby has problems with the alignment of their spine, they can experience discomfort and pain, which can also affect their general health and development. Our infant chiropractors in Brainerd uses gentle, non-invasive techniques to treat misalignments in your baby’s spine and joints. With proper alignment, your baby’s immune system builds, their nervous system becomes quick and responsive and their overall wellness improves. Once aligned, nerve function continues to improve and enhance the immune system, promoting overall wellness.

Infant chiropractors can help manage many infant issues, including colic, ear infections and asthma. Always see your pediatrician first and seek infant chiropractic care as an additional resource to ensure your infant receives the best healthcare for growth and wellness.

Why Chiropractic Care for Infants?

Every health care plan should have chiropractic care as a component, especially regarding infants. Pediatric chiropractic care benefits overall wellness and health, but it can also alleviate many common ailments that come with your baby’s development.

When providing infant chiropractic care, we use various techniques. We may choose cranial sacral therapy, the activator method or the Webster technique, all designed to improve your baby’s overall health. Infant chiropractic care can help improve sleep patterns, increase mobility and flexibility and reduce stress. From infancy to old age, chiropractic care is an excellent alternative health practice that promotes health and wellness.

Chiropractic care is an alternative healthcare focused on diagnosing, treating and preventing musculoskeletal disorders and their effects on the nervous system and general health. It involves the manual manipulation of the spine and joints, as well as the use of various techniques to reduce pain and improve overall health and well-being. It benefits the entire family. Chiropractic care is non-invasive and drug-free.

Pediatric Chiropractic Care Helps With:

The potential benefits of chiropractic care for infants are numerous. It can help to improve the infant’s overall health and wellbeing, as well as alleviate many common ailments and issues associated with the development of babies. Chiropractic care for infants can help to improve their immune system, alleviate colic and reflux, and facilitate proper development. In addition, it can help to improve sleep patterns, increase mobility and flexibility, and reduce stress.

chiropractic care improves the immune system

Your baby’s immune system is growing and developing. Pediatric chiropractic care helps relieve stress and improves overall well-being. Chiropractic care adjusts the spine, allowing the nervous system to work properly, regulate the immune system and fight off infections.

Manual manipulation of the spine and joints can improve circulation, which helps fight infections. In addition, chiropractic care can help reduce inflammation, which also helps the immune system.

Alleviates Colic and Reflux

Infant chiropractic care can help ease your baby’s colic and acid reflux. Colicky babies and babies with acid reflux can cry for hours, be unable to sleep and have belly pain that is nearly impossible to soothe. An infant chiropractor knows how to release the tension from your baby’s body. This lets the hurting end and the sleeping begin.

Facilitates Proper Development

As pediatric chiropractic care continues, it can help the proper development of infants by reducing tension and improving health and wellness. Manipulation of the spine and joints gently shifts the musculoskeletal body into proper placement and alignment. Every time we do this, we relieve tension, improving the nervous system to help the baby’s ability to learn and grow.

chiropractic care techniques used for infants

Cranial Sacral Therapy

Cranial sacral therapy uses a very gentle touch to assess the membranes and the amount of fluid around the nervous system. This therapy is used with babies, older children and adults to improve circulation and decrease inflammation.

Cranial sacral therapy focuses on the fascia, a connective tissue throughout the body. It is normally in an elastic-type state but can become viscous, slowing everything down. Fascia covers everything from the spinal cord and brain to the blood vessels to the nerves, muscles and even the organs in the body. With tension, this connective tissue can take on a thicker consistency and slow down the nervous system. Cranial sacral therapy helps break up the gelatinous facia and allows it to move freely again.

In addition to the fascia work, cranial sacral therapy is also used to treat headaches, neck pain and other musculoskeletal conditions. It is a highly effective therapy in infants, children and adults.

Activator Method

Pediatric chiropractors are specially trained. One therapy method that is very effective for infants and small children is the activator method. The activator is gentle and quick, which avoids the tension of anticipation. Activators use a low-force impulse, making them effective for everyone.

The activator tool is precise and excellent at relieving pain and improving function. Over time, the activator will strengthen joints and ligaments because the joint is treated without tension.

Webster Technique

The Webster Technique consists of manual manipulation of the pelvic region. It was designed to help moms and babies before birth.

Pediatric chiropractic care uses this same technique to reduce tension and improve the functioning of the digestive system. As this area heals, it can help relieve colic and acid reflux. It can also help your baby’s overall health and wellness.

As with Cranial Sacral Therapy and the Activator Method, the Webster Technique can be safely used on infants, children, teens and adults.

Potential Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Infants

Improved Sleep Patterns

Chiropractic care is an effective therapy to restore, increase and maintain mobility and flexibility from as young as six weeks old until the end of life. As baby chiropractors, Lakes Chiropractic in Brainerd treats your baby gently to reduce tension and improve overall well-being. As tension releases, movement frees up and development continues naturally in a healthy way.

Increased Mobility and Flexibility

Chiropractic care is an effective therapy to restore, increase and maintain mobility and flexibility from as young as six weeks old until the end of life. As baby chiropractors, Lakes Chiropractic in Brainerd treats your baby gently to reduce tension and improve overall well-being. As tension releases, movement frees up and development continues naturally in a healthy way.

Reduced Stress

Stress is any pressure that doesn’t belong. Tension is the result of stress, even in babies. When the body tenses up, we don’t function as well, which holds true for infants and children. Tension causes the fascia to gel, and then it impinges on the nerves causing pain, discomfort and dis-ease.

When your baby’s spine is aligned, everything can flow and function properly. This sense of well-being and health is called “chi,” or the life force in Eastern medicine. It’s easy to understand when everything is aligned as it was intended to be. As a result, we experience less stress and tension, are free from pain and feel flexible and healthy. The same for your baby. This tends to lead to better sleep and happier babies. And we all know that when the baby is happy, we’re all happy.