Why does a baby need a spinal check-up?
Even the most “natural” of births can cause stress and strain to the tiny developing spine. This initial damage can be compounded when the infant is developing proper head support and is learning to sit up, crawl, and walk. During this time of rapid spinal growth, these tiny bumps and falls can be the cause of many unexplained health problems.
When does a baby need a spinal check-up?
According to chiropractic pediatric specialist, Larry Webster, D.C., there are six times in a baby’s first year of life when spinal examinations are especially important:
- After the birth process
- When baby starts to hold up his/her head
- When baby sits up
- When baby starts to crawl
- When baby starts to stand
- When baby starts to walk
How does the Well-Baby Spinal Check-up Program work and what does it involve?
The Doctors at YWellness are highly trained in examining infants to determine if any spinal problems are present. If any problems are detected, the correction is a very gentle process, much like the light touch of a finger. In addition to the spinal check-up, well-baby visits include parent education in not only looking for signs of spinal problems, but also helpful advice to provide their child with the greatest opportunity for a life of health, strength and vitality.