When you hold your newborn baby in your arms for the first time, you are probably breathless with the beauty and perfection of them. What you probably don’t know is that the wear and tear people experience on their bodies throughout their lifetime begins at birth. You baby is probably healthy and perfect, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t need chiropractic care too. Here are some reasons why every baby should see a Los Angeles chiropractor! Being Born is Tough When you really think about it, having to squeeze your entire body through a 10 centimeter hole has got to be tough. Sure, babies are made to do it just as are moms, but that doesn’t mean it’s a process that won’t cause physical trauma. In fact, on study currently demonstrated that 90% of newborns have suffered trauma at birth, mostly involving strain to their necks and head. If this trauma to the head and neck isn’t treated by a chiropractor then it can have an impact on their spinal growth and development. This reduces the healthy and normal function of the nervous system and is 100% preventable through chiropractic care. Is it Safe? If you are worried about your little one getting adjusted you really shouldn’t need to worry. Adverse events linked to pediatric chiropractic care are estimated to be 1 in 250 million pediatric visits. There is not one medical procedure safer by those standards than chiropractic care for your baby. What Can Chiropractic Care Treat? Aside from making sure your baby is properly aligned, there is evidence that chiropractic care for infants can help symptoms related to these conditions: Breastfeeding or latching issues Ear aches or infections Acid reflux or colic General fussiness Chiropractic care has also been shown to give the immune systems of babies a boost, which is probably due to the increased function of the central nervous system due to proper alignment! If you have questions about chiropractic care for you baby, contact your Los Angeles chiropractor today!