this study’s data indicate that limitation of medical intervention and the addition of chiropractic care may decrease the symptoms of ear infection in young children
Deflora said specific motions can stimulate the central nervous system and help reduce stress.
But what some are considering more controversial are parents opting for chiropractic care for their newborns.
Melissa Kelly brought her day-and-a-half-old daughter in for her first adjustment because she found success in the care with her son.
“He, like, has never had any issues with ear infections,” Kelly said. “He doesn’t get sick.”
Hartman Family Practice chiropractors claim baby adjustments may help to ease colic.
“There could be generalized fussiness. Maybe the baby’s not sleeping right,” Dr. Tami Hartman said. “But some things, they can truly observe — if their child constantly looks mad.”
The doctors said they use the same amount of pressure you would to check the ripeness of tomatoes.
“People think we’re adjusting a child the way we would adjust an adult,” Hartman said. “And it’s absolutely not true.”
However, Dr. Emily Dodwell, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery questioned the benefit or need for chiropractic care at such a young age.
“In general, we don’t have any evidence that babies are born with any kind of spinal malalignment that requires chiropractic care,” Dodwell said.
Comment from Dr. Anderson:
Chiropractic care for babies and newborns is very safe. I have seen babies for over 20 years.
The medical community have no training in chiropractic so they often make statements that are outside of their expertise.
This article is a good example of this lack of understanding. I have always had good discussions with my MD colleagues when I get a chance to explain chiropractic.