Birth injuries that may have been sustained by a baby during the birthing process are a concern for many parents. There are a number of problems that can develop after a baby is born and it can be difficult for parents to determine on their own, so we’ve listed some common signs that could indicate that a child has suffered an upper cervical misalignment:
Indicators of a Possible Birth Injury
- Acid reflux
- Ear infections due to improper drainage of the ear
- Other digestive problems
Recognizing these signs can help parents identify whether there is more going on than meets the eye. However, even if the baby shows none of these signs, it does not mean they are not hurting. Another sign to look for is the way the child is laying. For example, if any of the following is happening on a continual basis, there may be a problem that needs to be addressed:
- Always laying on his/her back
- Always having his/her head turned in one particular direction
- The muscles of the lower back, near the pelvis, are uneven
- One side of the body is higher than the other
While parents shouldn’t worry about these possible indicators, it is important to be aware. If you are observing some of these indicators, what should you do next?
Upper Cervical Care Positively Affects Birth Injury Situations
Upper cervical chiropractic is a specialization of chiropractic care that is both gentle and precise. The adjustment methods are never forceful by popping or cracking the neck or spine. We use a safe, pain-free method. It is so gentle that it is even safe for babies. We value the health and future of each child. We want them to begin life as happy and pain-free as possible. Give us a call for more information or schedule a free consultation today.