Acid reflux in infants happens when food backs up or refluxes from the baby’s stomach. If your baby is exhibiting any of the following symptoms, he or she may have acid reflux:
- Crying while being fed
- Excessive gas
- Choking when trying to swallow
- Pain in the abdominal area
- Vomiting often
- Refusing to eat
Acid reflux can slow down a child’s growth, bring about colic, and cause problems with breathing. There are many reasons that acid reflux occurs, and recent evidence is pointing toward it being related to an injury or trauma that happened during the birthing process. It is possible for the delicate upper cervical spine to endure trauma when a baby is being born, especially if it was a difficult birth or the use of forceps was necessary. The top bones of the neck – the C1 (atlas) and C2 (axis) – are particularly susceptible to misaligning.
A study observed 16 babies who were suffering from acid reflux. Out of these 16, all but 6 said that their children were delivered with the assistance of forceps. All of these infants were given an adjustment by an upper cervical chiropractor to help realign the bones of the neck. All 16 saw their acid reflux go away.
How Acid Reflux Is Helped by Upper Cervical Care
Here at Pairmore & Young Synergy Chiropractic, we use a method that is extremely gentle and totally safe for babies as well as adults. We do not force or crack the neck or spine as this is not necessary to realign the neck bones. Rather, we use scientific methods to encourage the bones to move back into place naturally and let the body’s healing abilities correct the damage done by the prior injury. This not at all painful for the infant and contains no harmful side effects.
Often, the medications suggested to care for acid reflux in babies do have dangerous side effects. Our method is much safer and more natural. This method has been used on many infants with no negative results. In fact, many parents report seeing their baby’s reflux go away and not return.
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