My youngest bad chronic reflux issues and I saw a chiro for her from about 4 weeks old. He was extremely gentle and it seemed very effective. I'd notice the immediate impact it had on her and how settled she would become after the session. If we missed a week I noticed how unsettled she became again until I was able to get her back.
We stopped at about 6 months old.
I know the risks with chiros, and it's not something I've ever used for myself, but I definitely felt it helped her (and therefore me).
I know that chiros get a bad rap, and often deservedly so, but for whatever reason I think for the right conditions they can be very effective.
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08-05-2016 09:12 #11
08-05-2016 09:13 #12
Chiropractor & 4 day old baby
we took my 2 week old ds to see an osteo for craniosacral massage. we think the cs birth caused slight trauma to his jaw as his jaw was very tight and he wasn't able to BF properly. 2 visits later in which the osteo did very light touch massage on his jaw, and he was feeding like a champ.
I did read some articles online prior to our first appointment of how one osteo was crunching babies' backs and in one instance caused death. I was a bit scared going into our first session after reading that but I just watched her like a hawk and would've asked her to stop if there were any moves she did that I didn't feel comfortable with. she was so good with him, so gentle he ended up all relaxed and going to sleep 😂
I do think these practitioners get a bad rap but I do think you need to exercise caution too. I'd never let someone do a treatment I didn't feel comfortable with.
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08-05-2016 09:13 #13
08-05-2016 09:22 #14
08-05-2016 10:01 #15
I didn't watch the video in the OP, but I'm assuming it's the one doing the rounds at the moment that I've already seen. If so, that back cracking was horrific.
Chiropractors have their place, albeit very small, imo. I'd have no issue with Chiros if they stuck to evidence based treatment, but I've heard of too many that don't.
08-05-2016 14:52 #16
I personally would never take my baby to a chiro, just because I believe in evidence based medicine. It's funny, we parents demand years of study and evidence to back up the safety and effectiveness of vaccines,yet go to a chiro for our baby because 'someone said it might help'even though there is little to no evidence to support the practice at all.
I've only been to a chiro once myself. He gave me a huge list of problems that was wrong with me, & said I need to come back 3 x a week for 8 months. At $80 a visit. Where he did pretty much nothing. I never returned.... even if I wanted to, there is no way I would be able to afford it.
08-05-2016 15:00 #17
Not sure about infant chiropractic, but I saw a cranial osteopath on advice of my midwife because DD1 was a vacuum then forceps birth. He did some very gentle touches on her head. Extremely gentle. Said she was in pretty good shape all things considered. I'm not sure if it did anything as she seemed ok anyway. I just went in case.
I have personally had chiropractic on my back in the UK because I had a lot of pain. Definitely helped.
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08-05-2016 15:01 #18
I take my kids to a chiro and they have never done any manipulation or bone cracking on them. I also go to help with my back and hips, instead of doing a big care plan my chiro told me doing yoga or pilates would help me gain strength in my lower back. So not all of them just want you to keep coming back on a regular basis for your $$$$$
Dd no longer snores and i found ds is calmer and not as hyper after we go.
You are going to have dodgy people in every profession unfortunately even in areas with all the eveidence based research.
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08-05-2016 15:49 #19
If chiropractors aren't 'manipulating' or 'cracking' babies, what are they supposedly doing?
08-05-2016 16:07 #20
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