I get asked often, "do you adjust babies?" Not kids, infants.
Tiny newborns. No muscle mass, floppy headed, all they do is cry, poop and sleep, little babies.
And the answer is, "let me tell you a story".
A story about one of the best moments of my life.
My wife and I were sitting in a movie theatre and as the lights went down she leans over and whispers, "I think I'm having a contraction".
And thus began the journey of welcoming our baby girl into the world.
Now, I know everyone knows that the birth process is traumatic for mom and baby, but watching it first hand I can truly say, IT IS TRAUMATIC FOR MOM AND BABY.
What do I mean by traumatic? I saw so much pressure placed on my daughters head and neck as she was being born. And to be honest, there was no way around it.
Simply put, it is just naturally a stressful process.
That is why, as soon as I could, I checked my daughter for a structural shift in her spine, less then an hour after she was born.
When I had found a shift of her atlas, (the top vertebrae in her neck) I adjusted her.
Quick sidebar: When I tell this story I often get a look of horror as people assume all chiropractic adjustments are the same.
No more pressure is used to adjust a baby then checking the ripeness of a tomato. So no, I didn't 'crack' her neck.
After the adjustment, my hands still on her, I watched as her arms and legs extended and relaxed and a huge sigh escaped from her lungs.
Favorite adjustment given. EVER.
And now, 1 month later, I can say we have a pretty good daughter.
Sure she cries, but she cries with definite purpose.
Sure she only sleeps 3-4 hours at a time, but she is a Month old.
She is a wonderful baby!
So now I ask you a question: Was your birth process traumatic?
Of course we all know the answer!
So how about another question:
Is it worth making sure your child develops and grows uninhibited?
I think you know the answer to that one as well
So make sure your kiddo gets checked, it's never too late to give your kids the best advantage possible!
So, Yes I do adjust babies!
Yours in health,
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