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    Default baby chiropractor

    just wondering who has used a chiropractor for their baby?

    how old was the baby?

    what was the chiro for?

    did it help?


    thanks :-)

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    I took my DD to my chiro when she was 2 weeks old. She just made sure DD was properly aligned after birth and made some adjustments. She's been another 3 times as she favored looking to one side and was getting a flat spot on her head.
    It definitely helped things
    Last edited by FiredUp; 30-07-2012 at 18:11.

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    I took DD to an Osteopath when she was about 6 months and wish I had taken her much earlier!

    DD had terrible colic and reflux (was on meds from 2 weeks old), and her symptoms eased after first appointment. She also completely rolled after first appointment her hips were a little out and after they were adjusted she rolled and crawled within that week of having first appointment.

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    DS started going when he was a week old. He had a terrible birth - head turned sideways, got stuck, attempted vacuum and finally a caesar. I reckon it helped a lot - started settling better and later on when we were having colic problems I think it helped there.

    The only thing I would say is make sure you find someone experienced in treating babies - it will make you feel more comfortable.

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    What do they actually DO? I know this is wrong but When I think of chiropractors I imagine them lifting you and cracking your back!

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    DS favoured turning head to the left and didn't have same mobility on right. Plus wouldn't sleep during day (turns out had reflux, food intolerance and generally very awake temperament/). Took him to chirp at 6 weeks old. Saw chiro about 3 more times... Took care of his neck issues. Didn't fix other issues but I think helped. Ultimately stopped going because the chiro we saw wasn't able to make the 'corrections' gently. I realised this after I saw another chiro at the practice make corrections on my son. They were gentle as anything and he was smiling after them - - instead of screaming that is. Some are more precise than others, so go with more experienced in say! Also, his neck was frequently cracking just with general movement after a few treatnents. Big, clunky cracks which alarmed me in an 8 week old. I will definitely get my next bubs checked out but think I'll be looking for a cranial osteopath next time; much more gentle and very effective from what I've heard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mopoke View Post
    What do they actually DO? I know this is wrong but When I think of chiropractors I imagine them lifting you and cracking your back!
    I've been seeing a chiro on and off for about 2 years. he's done wonders for me, however I was a little reserved about taking my son. but I ended up taking my son this morning because hes just generally unsettled, possible mild silent reflux and a few people have recommended a chiro... and the chiro checked out his back and neck and made a slight adjustment to the spine between his shoulder blades with an adjustment tool, so no "cracking". my son didn't even flinch, slept right through it and for a baby who doesn't normally sleep i was very surprised!! lol

    he said to bring him back about twice a week for 3 weeks and if theres no change then he'll stop and i'll have to talk to gp about other options... but hopfully it'll help!!

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    If the hardly any force is used then what are they actually doing! I don't get it?? I get why adults use a chiro but why babies???

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    DD1 was a couple of weeks old. She would scream all the time. Took her to a chiro 2 or 3 times and it turned out her back was out of alignment and causing reflux. She was a different child! Amazing.

    Alimia, they don't use force because they don't need to! Babies bones are tiny. Why babies, well, for our DD is totally excluded the need to pump her full of reflux medication. And why not for babies?

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    Chiros are amazing! My sister is a Chiro and treated me throughout my pregnancy - I had a very easy birth.
    My sister also treated my daughter at 6 weeks old because she was favouring one side of her head. It was resolved within days. It also helps keep her bowel movements regular. My sis specializes in pregnant women and children - it's important to go to someone who knows what they're doing.


 

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