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How Chiropractic Helps Infants With Neurological Stress

baby getting adjustedNeurological stress in infants, particularly those between the ages of zero and two, manifests in various forms, including colic, sleep disturbances, and latching issues. The good news is that chiropractic care at our practice can address these concerns. But first, we test.

The Role of Scanning Technology

At Alive & Free Chiropractic, we do three different neurological tests, using the INSiGHT scans to determine if a child’s nervous system is not regulating. We can see if the cause of the colic, sleep issues, or latching issue is a dysregulated nervous system. “We identify where that subluxation or misalignment in their spine could be, and then we adjust them. That allows their nervous system to begin to regulate, calm down, and heal,” said Dr. Martinez.

The Subluxated Atlas-A Common Culprit

The Atlas, located at the base of the neck atop the spine, plays a crucial role in an infant’s neurological and physiological health. According to Dr. Martinez, if the Atlas has a malposition or subluxation present, that can cause the nervous system to go into a sympathetic dominant or a fight-or-flight state.

A misaligned Atlas can trigger a cascade of issues, from sleep disturbances to gastrointestinal discomfort, by impacting the nervous system and the vagus nerve.

Providing Gentle Adjustments

Chiropractic adjustments aim to correct this malposition, thereby facilitating a more regulated nervous system and alleviating associated symptoms. Rest assured, our chiropractors gently adjust infants using light, sustained pressure without the quick, forceful motions commonly associated with adult chiropractic adjustments.

Help Your Little One Thrive

If your infant is experiencing symptoms such as colic, irregular sleeping patterns, or latching difficulties, we encourage you to explore chiropractic care as a potential solution.

Consulting with one of our pediatric chiropractors can provide insights into whether neurological stress or spinal misalignments might contribute to these challenges. Early intervention can support your infant’s overall health and well-being. Give us a call today.

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