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Many people are surprised when I talk about chiropractic care for babies. Some may even cringe at the thought of a chiropractor adjusting a baby because they’re thinking: “Is chiropractic safe for babies?” or “Do babies get adjusted the same way as adults?”

 

Have you ever seen a new born get checked by a chiropractor? Here's Dr. Matthew Posa from The Healthy Family Chiropractic in Milton

These are valid questions. In short, YES chiropractic is safe for babies/newborns with chiropractors who have been trained in pediatric chiropractic techniques. And NO, babies do not get adjusted the same way as adults. A baby’s joints are more cartilaginous than bony and only require about the same amount of pressure as you would use to check the ripeness of a tomato. The birth process can be traumatic for an infant so I’m a strong believer in ALL babies getting checked by a chiropractor. In many cases, infant spinal misalignments may not present any visible symptoms until later on in life. However, there are 3 visible signs that babies may show to indicate they need to get checked by a chiropractor:

1. Colic

There are many new parents who have a baby who is colicky. This can be a very difficult time for many parents because of the feeling of helplessness. The causes of colic can be from gassiness to abdominal pains to reflux. In essence, the newborn is experiencing some type of symptom and the only way they know how to express their pain is by crying.

A chiropractor can determine if a spinal misalignment is causing the newborn to be in a state of discomfort. Trained chiropractors can detect spinal misalignments with a thorough examination and correct the misalignment with a safe and gentle adjustment to the spine. A study has shown that spinal adjustments can decrease the number of hours a baby is colic by 2.7 hours per day compared to the medicated group which decreased colic by 1 hour per day.(1) The authors of the study also add that as the study went on, the chiropractic group continued to see improvements. Another study with 316 colicky infants showed that through chiropractic care, 94% of them had improvement.(2) More recently, this study concluded, “chiropractic manual therapy improved crying behavior in infants with colic”.(3)

2. Favours turning head to the left or the right

If your newborn prefers to keep their head turned to either the left or the right, it is a clear sign that the infant has a misalignment in their upper neck area. One tell-tale sign of this is if the newborn favours one breast over the other while breastfeeding. While this child may not have any overt symptoms such as being colicky, it is wise to ensure this child has his or her spine checked from a preventative standpoint to correct any underlying problem that may arise in the future.

3. Reflux

Reflux among newborns is not uncommon, but consistent and constant reflux should be addressed because the underlying problem may be due to a spinal misalignment. A spinal misalignment may cause dysfunction of the esophageal muscles leading to reflux and in more serious cases GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). Some signs and symptoms of GERD include interrupted sleep, excessive gas, vomiting, excessive crying, and difficulty breastfeeding. In a recent case study, the authors conclude: “pediatric patients suffering from gastrointestinal disorder such as GERD may benefit from clinical adjustments to sites of vertebral subluxations.”(4)

As a father of two beautiful girls, who both got their first chiropractic adjustments within hours of being born, the spinal health of infants and children is particularly close to my heart. While these are just 3 visible signs your baby needs to get checked by a chiropractor trained in pediatric techniques, I can’t stress enough that ALL babies will benefit from getting checked.

Contact The Healthy Family Chiropractic at 905-864-1516 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like more information on chiropractic for children or if you would like to find a pediatric chiropractor in your area.

REFERENCES:

1. The short-term effect of spinal manipulation in the treatment of infantile colic: A randomized controlled clinical trial with a blinded observer. Wiberg, Jesper M.M. et al. Journal of Manipulative & Physiological Therapeutics , Volume 22 , Issue 8 , 517 - 522.

2. Infantile- colic treated by chiropractors: a prospective study of 316 cases. Klougart N1, Nilsson NJacobsen J.J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 1989 Aug;12(4):281-8.

3. Efficacy of Chiropractic Manual Therapy on Infant Colic: A Pragmatic Single-Blind, Randomized Controlled Trial. Miller, Joyce E. et al. Journal of Manipulative & Physiological Therapeutics , Volume 35 , Issue 8 , 600 - 607.

4. Chiropractic care of a pediatric patient with symptoms associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease, fuss-cry-irritability with sleep disorder syndrome and irritable infant syndrome of musculoskeletal origin. Joel Alcantara, BSc, DC1 and Renata Anderson, DC. J Can Chiropr Assoc. 2008 Dec; 52(4): 248–255.

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The purpose of chiropractic is to locate and correct spinal subluxations. A subluxation is when a bone is out of alignment disrupting normal nerve function and reducing mental impulse.

 

Your brain holds ALL LIFE and that LIFE must travel through the nervous system to each tissue cell. This is normal function. When a subluxation occurs, we have altered nerve impulse and therefore decrease LIFE. Each person replaces cells in their body at a rate of 2.5 million cells/minute. What kind of a body will you have next year? Next year your body will be different. Your blood cells replace themselves every 12-15 days, heart cells in 4 months, internal organs in 6 months, muscles in 9 months, physical body in a year and finally skeletal system in 7 years.

 

We also know that there is an innate intelligence that travels throughout the body. That innate intelligence is the same intelligence that made the body. This intelligence that runs through your body creates matter (cells) from energy (food). Your physical body is a result of this intelligence using energy to create matter. If we interfere with the intelligence, no matter what energy we are putting in, we are going to disturb the quality of matter. As a result of subluxation, the body replaces itself with abnormal cells. Now we have a collection of abnormal cells being created in the body by the body. Not created from the outside-in but from the inside-out. Abnormal is being created by the body because the very thing that created the body is being disturbed.

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The body is building itself abnormally and this can take place over a period of years. A subluxation can be there for 5, 10, 15, 20 years. It takes a long time for normal cells to replace themselves with abnormal cells and create disease.

 

For example, we know that it takes 2.5 years before you get a clinical manifestation of heart disease. But the subluxation had to be there first in order for the abnormal cells to be present. These abnormal cells in the heart were there from the inception of the subluxation. But nobody has any early signs of heart disease being formed. Cancer takes approximately 5 years to develop and most degenerative diseases start 5-15 years before symptoms. Abnormal is created in the body not out of the body. Not because you are allergic to someone or something but simply because your body is no longer receiving the maximum intelligence and thereby creating itself abnormally.

 

If it continues to create itself abnormally over time it develops the thing that man has called DISEASE. Man then names that disease with a clinical manifestation and a category based on where it is and the affected tissues.

 

If the world only understood this law of nature. We have abnormal cells being created as a result of subluxation. After the abnormal and damage comes SYMPTOMS. So the symptoms come after abnormal and damage. If you don’t believe me, take a hammer and hit your big toe and tell me if its hurts before or after. First comes the damage then comes the pain.

 

b2ap3_thumbnail_BJ1.jpgThe world views health much differently than chiropractic does. If you have a symptom, treat it. If you have a symptom you are sick. If you don’t have a symptom you are healthy. It is the biggest lie there is causing more people to suffer and never reach their true health potential. If I can get a patient who hurt their back yesterday understand that their back pain is actually a result of abnormal from 10-15 years ago then I have served that patient with a knowledge and understanding that far exceeds current thinking.

 

If chiropractic was truly about treating symptoms, the truth is drugs do a much better job and are much cheaper. But the crisis in health care today is caused from the treatment of symptom with an understanding that once the symptom is gone, that person is healthy. That person is still left with the subluxation. They still have creation of abnormal cells, still have disease, and still have damage.

 

Our world needs to hear this message more than ever before. The purpose of chiropractic is the restoration of normal mental impulses for maximum connection to innate intelligence.

 

I love you and I’m here for you 100%,

 

Dr. Matthew Posa

Milton Chiropractor 

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It’s great to be back!!! I’m so excited for the direction the clinic is heading and in the next few months massive changes will take place to ensure we provide the best chiropractic in the world. During the march break I was really focused on 2 main things. First, I worked hard in implementing new strategies to help more people understand chiropractic and to move the clinic closer towards my vision of serving more people. Each week I will be doing a 5 minute Facebook live show (click here for link) to answer common questions people have. BUT…I need your help with this one. In the next couple weeks, we will be handing out question forms and I really want your toughest questions about chiropractic and health. I will be answering questions LIVE every Tuesday at Noon. Make sure to watch, comment and share. Second, I wanted to have fun, so my wife and I went to Iceland. What a beautiful country! I highly recommend you visit and cross this place off your bucket list.

 

While away, I was able to catch up on some reading. In 1910,  D.D. Palmer identified the causes of vertebral subluxation as the Three T’s— thoughts, trauma and toxins. Since that time, we have expanded our understanding of how these factors impact our body’s function, but the basic concepts Palmer laid down for the profession he founded have survived the test of time.

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What we understand now is that subluxation is more than a spinal bone out of place and pinching a nerve, as was once thought. A subluxation involves changes throughout the nervous system by changing how the brain perceives the body. In Chiropractic we call this dis-ease. This is why subluxations cause so many different side effects such as: chronic tight muscles, ear aches, headaches, anxiety, heart issues, constipation, infections, sleeplessness, poor development in kids, skin conditions…on and on.

 

So how do the Three T’s cause subluxation and affect the function of the nervous system as a whole? Let’s start with physical trauma, since most people can resonate with that. It is easy to understand how a vertebra can become misaligned as a result of physical trauma to the spine—forceful birthing procedures that pull and twist a baby’s head to expedite the delivery process, falls endured while learning how to walk, playground injuries, bad posture, increased technology use, car accidents, falls etc. The body will logically try to stabilise this area with muscle splinting, which will heal in this configuration unless something is done to restore integrity to the area. Today, repeated poor health habits and static postural loading cause more subluxation than anything else.

 

The body can Subluxate's with chemical exposure and emotional stresses. The nervous system perceives these non-physical stressors to be threatening and directs the muscles to react, defend and brace the body, holding bones in positions that can cause asymmetry and imbalance in the spine. No muscle moves a bone without a nerve purposefully telling it to do so. These misalignment's and alterations in spinal curvature are only a result of the internal, neurological response to the overwhelming presence of the Three T’s.


The Adjustment restores BALANCE to the nervous system so your body can FUNCTION, HEAL and REPAIR the way it was designed. Everyone deserves a clear nervous system so they can be the best version of themselves. This is the gift of Chiropractic to the world and this is my God-Given purpose. Please comment, ask questions, share this with others. I will always personally answer any questions you have. 

I love you and I’m all in for you 100%.

Be blessed,

Dr. Matt

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