05 Jul Study: Chiropractic Care for Babies Gets High Marks from Moms
For most parents, the only thing more important than their own health is that of their babies. They want their kids to live long, healthy lives, and they have high standards for any treatments they seek for their children.
In a recent study, mothers whose babies received chiropractic treatments reported overwhelmingly that they saw significant improvement in their infants after this care. At Eastern Oklahoma Chiropractic, those study results are no surprise. Noninvasive, natural chiropractic care is safe and effective for everyone, from the very beginning of life.
Your Child’s Developing Spine
Normal adult spines are not perfectly straight, but rather are shaped in what is called an S-curve. The spine of a new baby, though, is shaped like the letter C. Babies lie down in this C-curve position, which protects them from too much pressure on their hips and spine.
As babies grow, get stronger and start crawling, they begin to develop their S-curved spine. Giving your baby “tummy time” to strengthen neck and back muscles, as well as lots of space to move around, will help the development of a strong, well-aligned spine.
In adulthood, many people discover problems in their spines that have grown over time and could have been treated effectively earlier in life, sparing them later pain and mobility issues. Chiropractic exams and treatments for children help to head off any brewing spinal issues before they interfere with the child’s development.
Research Shows Mothers Report High Satisfaction with Chiropractic Care for Infants
The 2019 study surveyed more than 2,000 mothers about results of their babies’ chiropractic care. The mothers reported significant improvement for their infants in a number of behavioral areas, including:
- Sleep issues, such as babies’ problems sleeping on their backs
- Restricted neck motion
- Feeding difficulties
- Excessive crying
The research showed that 82 percent of mothers reported clear overall improvement in their children after chiropractic care. Even more–95 percent–felt that the treatments were cost-effective, and nearly 91 percent gave their satisfaction a rating of 8 or more on a scale up to 11 points.
In addition, after their children’s treatment, the mothers even reported improvement in their own levels of anxiety, depression and positive feelings about motherhood.
Safe, Gentle Chiropractic Treatments for Babies
It’s not uncommon for babies to be born with spinal problems caused by their position in the womb. Chiropractic care can help their musculoskeletal systems move into the proper shape and ensure a smooth progression through their developmental milestones as they begin to crawl and walk.
Spinal adjustments offer benefits to children in a number of areas, including mobility, brain development, immunity, breathing issues, digestion, and more.
Children receive a gentle, modified version of the adjustments used on adults, using light pressure that is safe and highly effective for their young spines.
The study of mothers confirms the emotional and physical benefits of helping babies and their spines get off to their best possible start in life.
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