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  • Writer's pictureDr. Emily Forgren

Chiropractic for BABIES?!

Chiropractors are go-to practitioners during pregnancy. They offer safe and effective treatments to pregnant moms who have back pain, pelvic pain, sciatica, headaches, and more. Many people don't know that chiropractors can also help infants. Dr. Emily is trained in gentle pediatric chiropractic along with a technique called Craniosacral Therapy (CST).

A newborn evaluation and treatment can address stresses and strains from positioning during pregnancy and from birth. Treatments are customized for each baby's needs. The infant can be treated on a blankie on the exam table, on Dr. Emily's lap, while being held by a parent, and even while nursing. In fact, many moms bring their babies in to help promote easier, more coordinated breastfeeding.

Reflexes, muscle tension, craniosacral rhythm, joint mobility and head shaping are assessed during a treatment. The evaluation and corrective procedures are all very gentle, the typical pressure used during a treatment is about 5 grams, no more than the weight of a nickel! Parents are often surprised at the huge effects of this soft hands-on approach. Babies usually find the mellow treatment sessions very relaxing. Reports of "best sleep ever!" and "awesome latch" following a visit are common. Dr. Emily likes to provide the families in her practice with gentle stretches and home exercises to address any issues that may come up during a visit. It is Dr. Emily's goal to make those early newborn days a more peaceful experience for your whole family.

An Integrated Chiropractic and Craniosacral Treatment May Help:

  • Fussy babies

  • Babies who had traumatic births

  • Babies who seem uncomfortable or tense

  • Babies who arch their back when crying/angy

  • Reflux

  • Colic

  • Infant Torticollis

  • Difficulties with digestion

  • Frequent spitting up

  • Breastfeeding support

  • Difficult latch or uncoordinated suck

  • Breastfeeding problems that lead to tenderness and sore nipples for moms

  • Babies with tongue-ties or lip-ties, and also post-revision support

  • Head shape issues

  • Babies who always seem to turn their heads to one side

  • Babies who strongly favor one breast or position for nursing

  • Babies who seem overly sensitive or uncomfortable

  • Babies who have a hard time with tummy time

  • Teething babies

  • Babies with sleep difficulties

  • Babies and children who miss developmental milestones

  • Children who have mobility issues

  • Children who have sensory issues

  • Children who have vision issues

  • Children with orthodontic issues

To Schedule an Appointment online:

If a convenient time is not available, text or call: 216-970-1273, priority scheduling is always given to our tiniest patients!

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