chiropractor?

Alisha - posted on 11/09/2009 ( 16 moms have responded )

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So my son is 10 weeks old today and he looks like he may have some discomfort and it could be why he is fussy most the time and i was wondering if any other moms have brought their babies to a chiropractor and if it works??? I just dont want the doctor to break my baby lol!

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Kay - posted on 11/12/2009

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go to a pediatric chiro for sure, ask them to demonstrate the manipulation on you so you undertand what it is like...it is extremley gentle. outrchiro fixed my daughters neck in a few short visits...her head was was always to the left and if you turned it to the right,it shot right back again. can also get rid of collic. remember, everything in our bodies are attached to the central nervous system, its why chiro can fix so many problems. good luck

Amy - posted on 11/12/2009

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I highly recommend going! My husband's sister and her husband are just graduating from Chiropractic School this December and they paid for our son to have an adjustment right after birth. Usually they don't charge much, when we went they didn't charge our insurance and the charge was less than our co-pay was! Just make sure that the Chiropractor adjusts babies, not everyone specializes in working with children and babies.

Also, if your child(ren) ever get ear infections, I suggest you take them. We took our son, after about an hour he seemed to have no issues.

We also took him to see one when he was hitting his head the floor and walls, after a few adjustments he wasn't doing it anymore. (We think he was hitting his head due to teething pain)

Samantha - posted on 11/12/2009

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I went to a kinesiologist who was a chiropractor and she was the only one who figured out that my 12 week old had his neck out of place and that he is lactose intolerant and allergic to soy.

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My sister-in-law took her daughter to a chiropractor when she was about 4 months old because she was cholic. She was like a new baby the next day. I think as long as you go to a respected, certified chiropractor who practices on infants, you should he fine.

Firebird - posted on 11/09/2009

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You have to check around to find one who's really comfortable working on infants. It's worth looking into though, chiropractics can solve all sorts of problems! lol I see one as often as I can.

Ali - posted on 11/09/2009

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I took my child to the chiropracter also at a young age for collick. He had a lot of discomfort but after two visits he was a lot better with fussiness. It may look scary when they "crack" your child BUT it really helps!

Myra - posted on 11/09/2009

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I don't know if it works on babies to take them, but I went to one after getting a neck injury that required the curve be put back in my neck. It worked wonders! In my opinion, I would try massage first, just because the adjustments chiropractors do can be quite painful.

Michele - posted on 11/09/2009

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We have taken our grandson for it. They don't adjust them like they do adults. We have also used a chiro for ear infections. It's amazing how it works.

Jennifer - posted on 11/09/2009

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I see an osteopath. I brought my daughter to her when she was a few weeks old. She didn't have to do anything to her due to me having a c-section, but I think it might be a good idea if you think your baby is uncomfortable...

Carol - posted on 11/09/2009

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My chiropractor highly recommends babies coming to see him right after birth. He sounds like a bit of a quack but he mentioned a couple of studies done about birth. He said that doctors literally pull the babies out by their heads - tweaking their little heads. One wrong tweak and their alignment is all screwed up. He went on to say that a very early study, 1800's early, had doctors doing mock births with cadaver babies (sorry for the grossness but I wouldn't want live babies for the outcome of this) and the docs pulled as hard as they thought they normally did. The heads literally popped off. He said that C-section babies are pulled on even harder than natural births.



Obviously find a chiropractor that routinely works on babies and check the references and BBB. Be ready to shell out some good money too since some or most insurances don't cover it. But really, how much more important is your kid's health? Good luck.

Tamra - posted on 11/09/2009

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Alisha- My husband is a chiropractor and he works babies and kiddos. We have 2 boys and they were both adjusted within 5 minutes of there birth. An adjustment for kids and babies is very gentle. The thought of a baby getting adjusted like an adult is definitely scary but it isn't the same. The birthing process is the hardest thing we physically go through. Think about it, they pull on there little heads and necks. The chiropractor can even show you what to do at home to help relieve muscle tention and stress in your baby boy. My kids get adjusted regularly, and I can honestly say they have never been on antibotics and no ear infections. I hope this helps. God Bless!!!

Dana - posted on 11/09/2009

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When I had my daughter Blair I took her in at 1 week old and had her adjusted. I am a lifetime chiropractor patient and believe in it whole heartedly. Yet you must trust them completely before you even think about handing them your baby. They also must be certified to work with children "pediatric certified". I can tell you that my Dr. worked with Blair with her fingers not fists and palms. So there is really no cracking and manipulations being done. Hope this helps at all.

Lisa - posted on 11/09/2009

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I take my kids to the chiropractic the day after we get home from the hospital. Then I take them as needed when they become fussy, not sleeping well, no regular BMs, etc. Just like your pediatrician, take them to the same chiropractor so the chiropractor gets to know them and their personalities, symptoms, etc.

Stephanie - posted on 11/09/2009

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I didn't take my kids to the chiropractor until they were older, but I highly recommend it! It helps a lot with ear problems too!

Tamra - posted on 11/09/2009

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Quoting Alisha:

chiropractor?

So my son is 10 weeks old today and he looks like he may have some discomfort and it could be why he is fussy most the time and i was wondering if any other moms have brought their babies to a chiropractor and if it works??? I just dont want the doctor to break my baby lol!


 

Sharon - posted on 11/09/2009

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I've never done it but its been suggested for colicky babies. I've heard it works wonders. If you decide to try it, ask for a referrals and check the BBB for complaints, and ask a LOT of questions.

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