Sunday, November 10, 2013

Chiropractic Care for Infants

When I posted this picture a couple of days ago on my facebook account, I had no idea what controversy it would cause. I captioned it with...

Matthew gets regular adjustments from Dr. D!
Yes, that is my wonderful chiropractor adjusting my three month old son.

From there on out, it seemed like a war took place (by just a few people) in my comments. These comments ranged from telling me that it's dangerous to linking something about how an infant died from cranial-sacral therapy (which my son has also had done) to how if he had issues, then a pediatrician would send him to a physical therapist to really fix the problem and chiropractors can't do that. Of course, this is the condensed version in a nut-shell, but you get the point.

I would like to put it out there that the reason I get my son adjusted is for his overall well-being. Chiropractic care has helped me in SO many ways even when regular doctors couldn't. My husband has even seen how much good it has done for our family and is on board 100%. 

My chiropractor is certified in pediatric care and my pediatrician agrees with us taking him in and has encouraged us to do so! Babies are not adjusted the same way as adults. In fact, she uses light pressure to adjust him and as you can see in the picture, he has really become comfortable with it and loves seeing his Dr. D.

For us, chiropractic care is worth it and not something that's "weird." I still see regular doctors and take Matthew for his check ups and call the pediatrician when needed, but when I was pregnant, we made a decision to take him to get adjusted regularly and he has since birth. It is so much more than people who aren't used to it think, but it's so hurtful to be under attack just because they don't understand and haven't experienced it for themselves.

If anyone knows me, they would know that I do my research and would never choose to do something that would be dangerous for my family. I know the benefits that my family has seen from chiropractic care and even though there are nay-sayers out there who disagree, we will continue to take him along with me to get his adjustments.


Tristan said...

T-A seen one when she was first born..and since she is in gymnastics she will be seeing them often! Those people just don't know what they are missing!

Andrea B. said...

You are spot on, people are uninformed and like to run with their picket lines to stop people from doing anything out of the norm. I took my son to a chiropractor when he was under 3 mo, because thats what he needed, helped in many ways. Good for you!

Amber in South Carolina said...

One day people will learn that their opinion isn't the only one or the right one. You're a great Mom! Matthew is lucky to have you :)

Vanessa Miller said...

Ah forget what people have to say. I'm just happy to see a picture of that handsome little guy!