Is it a good idea to take my baby to a chiropractor? she's colicky and has clicky joints

Salwah - posted on 11/14/2009 ( 30 moms have responded )

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3 month old has Clicky joints. Paed or chiropractor?

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Alison - posted on 11/17/2009

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Quoting Molly:



they'll take anyone. chiropractory (sp) is a psuedoscience and their main goal is getting your money. they are as bad as used car dealers, unfortunetally. If you suspect joint issues, you are better taking him to his ped, and getting a referral (if needed) to a pediatric ortho surgeon and going from there.






Molly, it sounds like you must have had a bad experience with a chiropractor. How many people have had a bad experience with a medical doctor? There are good ones and bad ones. Every profession has some quacks, that shouldn't discredit everyone in the profession.



Pick up a copy of Chicken Soup for the Chiropractic Soul and you will find a slew of stories where medical doctors were clueless and the chiro came through.



Let's play fair.

Shaila - posted on 03/17/2014

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Hi there, Salwah. I am a chiropractor with special training in pediatrics, particularly newborns. I highly recommend that all children have their spines checked during development, particularly if your baby/child is uncomfortable/fussy. The examination will be very gentle and safe, as will the adjustments, if they are necessary. Please feel free to e-mail me if you have any further questions - drshailacallaghan@vitahealthclinic.com. Also, check out icpa4kids.com for more articles/information of pediatric chiropractic!

Angie - posted on 11/17/2009

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I'm not a fan of chiropractors because as an x-ray tech I saw the damage they could cause with their adjustments. I wouldn't go so far as to call the quacks but I don't understand how adjusting a back can cure a cold. I"ve also been to talks given by chiropractors and they did not even know how many bones were in the spine - scary If you feel strongly about taking your baby, find osteopath to help you or do a lot of research a find a good one. My kids have always had "clicky" joints and so do I. There is no harm in that.

Stephanie - posted on 11/14/2009

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If u have a front loader dryer. put a blanket on the dryer and lay the baby on the blanket. the heat and the vibration helps with colic.

Alison - posted on 11/17/2009

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Quoting Molly:



they'll take anyone. chiropractory (sp) is a psuedoscience and their main goal is getting your money. they are as bad as used car dealers, unfortunetally. If you suspect joint issues, you are better taking him to his ped, and getting a referral (if needed) to a pediatric ortho surgeon and going from there.






Molly, it sounds like you must have had a bad experience with a chiropractor. How many people have had a bad experience with a medical doctor? There are good ones and bad ones. Every profession has some quacks, that shouldn't discredit everyone in the profession.



Pick up a copy of Chicken Soup for the Chiropractic Soul and you will find a slew of stories where medical doctors were clueless and the chiro came through.



Let's play fair.

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Bernice - posted on 02/28/2016

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Babies magic tea is a home remedy that soothed my baby with colic. It's also good for acid reflux and constipation.

Brittany - posted on 03/04/2014

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I take my daughter to family chiropractic monthly, she has clicky joints as well and Dr. Choo examined her very gently and showed me how little pressure she would be applying. Right after the examination, she told us that she expected my daughter to start getting better and asked us to come back for a follow up visit. Visiting chiropractor at first is really scary especially for your baby but once you see some positive changes, you will be happy you did it. btw I'm from Singapore, I forgot the exact address of my chiropractor however you can try to check her website at http://www.familychiropractic.com.sg/ and learn more about the benefits of chiropractic treatment. Hope this may help you guys and i wish all a very pain free life.

Tina - posted on 11/21/2009

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most definately..they help my friend took hers and her sisiter in law took theres but if you look up chiropractic for kids ooh the info you get with what it can help with
we love it i have a 10, 6, and 4 yr old we all go

Salwah - posted on 11/19/2009

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Thanks for the advice Moms.....we have decided paed first and see how it goes with our little girl and then maybe have her adjusted. BTW baby centre is a very good website!

Kimberly - posted on 11/18/2009

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My hubby and I go to the chiro, and we have taken our twins (who are nine months old) multiple times. I know there are different types of chiropractors who use different techniques, ours uses the Gonstead method which is more gentle than some others. He has helped me through a variety of issues after seeing my family doctor and trying his methods, sometimes chiropractic adjustment works better or just as well as medicine. I was as surprised as anyone after some of the things he's made better for me.

Not sure about clicking joints specifically, but I know I usually ask my ped and my chiropractor, then my husband and I discuss their answers and make a decision what's best for our kids or us. Good luck!

Oh yeah, our chiro just wiggles our babies' necks usually to adjust, no twisting, pushing or pulling, it's very gentle.

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Definately it works wonders also great for relief of ear infections my little one who is 13 months has never had another one since treatment and I know lots of Mums who have had relief for their Babies Colic. Also Osteopathy is fantastic using Cranial sacral its more gentle they Chiro. Hope that helps.

Autumn - posted on 11/17/2009

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I've taken my sons to the chiropractor before. It did wonders for them. Just make sure you check with friends or others you may know and see who they may have used. It's a little scary the first time. But once you see the positive changes you'll be happy you did it. Hope your little one feels better soon. :)

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i take my son to a chiropractor, but not as often as I feel I should. He is 2 and has 2 ear infections(they started with a cold) He always sleeps better when I get him adjusted.

Katherine - posted on 11/17/2009

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Wow, never heard of that.....going to have to research that one.

Alison - posted on 11/17/2009

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You are probably wasting your time talking to your GP about chiropractors, they generally don't like them and GP's think they know everything they need to know about the human body.



Childbirth can dislocate some things, so it is not a bad idea to take your newborn to a specialized chiropractor (recommended by a friend) to check her out.

Amanda - posted on 11/17/2009

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my daugther was the same way nothing to worry about there is nothing wrong with your 3 month old

Ana - posted on 11/17/2009

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Hi Salwah, I took my daughter Marina to an ostheopath because she was intolerant to the proteins of the milk and she has been crying nights and days and she felt much better since we did it. So, I am sure the chiropractor will now how to solve this problem too for sure. Good luck'''

Molly - posted on 11/17/2009

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Quoting Abby:

I think I have read that its totally normal for babies to have creaky joints, not sure if you should take her to a chiro, it might pay to call one and ask, some may specialise in babies. Check out www.babycenter.com.au its a really good website and has loads of discussions and faqs also developmental stages for your baby. Hope this helps



they'll take anyone. chiropractory (sp) is a psuedoscience and their main goal is getting your money. they are as bad as used car dealers, unfortunetally. If you suspect joint issues, you are better taking him to his ped, and getting a referral (if needed) to a pediatric ortho surgeon and going from there.

Susan - posted on 11/17/2009

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hi! I take my 2 boys to chiro and go myself once a month. Its not cheap but I have to say that I have not had one sleepless night with the boys who are 3 months and 22 months. The oldest boy has had 2 colds, one last christmas and one at the mo. The chiro keeps spine alligned and so keeps your immune system working at its best. I live in Ireland but will leave web address for my chiro, loads of info and research available for you to read:o)
http://www.lifeandbalance.ie/

Tegan - posted on 11/17/2009

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I took my 8 week old daughter to the peadiatric chiro today and was really impressed with the way the checked her over. They only needed to make one adjustment in her spine this time which loosened up her neck movement straight-away. It is not as scary as I thought is sounded as in babies they just do little flicks with their fingers, no bone crunching stuff!

Lisa - posted on 11/16/2009

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I saw a W5 special on babies who were injured by chiropractors, two babies were even paralized. The special said that a babies bones are still growing and have soft growth plates on the ends and a chiro can actually damage the joints byt manipulating them. I would speek to my family Dr. before I went to the chiro and if possible maybe find one that specializes in infants.

Natasha - posted on 11/16/2009

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My son had really bad reflux. I took him to the chiropractor and it did wonders!! He is a completely changed baby. All u can do is give it a go!

Madeline - posted on 11/16/2009

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maybe you should talk to your gp about that i have heard chiropractors are not good for you but it's your call

Suzanne - posted on 11/16/2009

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My daughter has been going to the chiroprator since she was a day old and we havn't had any troubles with her at all. Just make sure you take your baby to a chiro that specialises in infants, you wont regret it.

Christina - posted on 11/14/2009

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My suggestion is go the chiropractor - they can do wonders for colicky babies. I took my son to the chiropractor when he was colicky as an infant and he was a different boy. It really helped him. The chiropractor even gave me some exercises to do at home to help.

Hope L - posted on 11/14/2009

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I just joined this group and would like to weigh in on your question. Babies suffering with colic is due to the breast milk or formula the baby is ingesting. Please warm the milk as hot as the baby can stand and burp child after feeding....warm baths at the end of the night with the warm/heated milk works wonders. Boys generally suffer with this and I was told this information by my Nurse in the hospital and it worked wonders.

Susan - posted on 11/14/2009

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Chiropractic can definitely help the colic. The clicky joints are normal, so no worries there. My daughter has been getting adjusted since she was a week old. She's almost four and she rarely gets a cold and she's had one ear infection. The birthing process is so stressful on the spine, especially if it is a long and difficult birth. Subluxations, which is when your spine gets out of alignment, will pinch nerves and eventually will cause that nerve to die. Chiropractors can realign the spine and get those nerves working again and the body can function properly. Just make sure you see a family chiropractor that adjusts babies.

Kellie - posted on 11/14/2009

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i took my son to a chiropractor when he was under one and it did seem to help, he wasn't sleeping well and turned out he had a funny shoulder. The Chiro said he often helped babies and even suggested having them checked out soon after birth. But by no means does replace a paed. I would do what my GP said to do.

Janara - posted on 11/14/2009

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I'm taking my bub to a chiropractor in a few weeks. She is 15weeks tomorrow and had colic but she is also very spewy. The one my nephew goes to is doing a wonderful job on him and explained that Indie's neck could be out from the traumatic delivery she had and something in the neck area is linked to the stomach so i'm really hoping he can help with the spewing! Best of luck with your bub.

Abby - posted on 11/14/2009

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I think I have read that its totally normal for babies to have creaky joints, not sure if you should take her to a chiro, it might pay to call one and ask, some may specialise in babies. Check out www.babycenter.com.au its a really good website and has loads of discussions and faqs also developmental stages for your baby. Hope this helps

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