Adjusting Infants

Many people let fear take over when they think of adjusting a new born baby. These are the same people that would never question getting adjusted after a car accident, or slipping and falling on the ice.

I like to ask these people, what is the most traumatic thing that you can think of that would happen to your body? How often do you squeeze through an opening the size of your head? After standing on your head for a week or more? Giving birth and being born are both events that will alter your body. Getting checked by a chiropractor is the best thing you can do, and do it as quickly as you would after getting into a car accident.


Adjusting newborn infants is not the same process as adjusting an adult. Doctor Carr is very gentle and evaluates the babies condition first. He is gentle with adults too, but takes extra care with our youngest patients. Adjusting Infants uses techniques like “Baby B.E.S.T”, manipulating pressure points and evaluating the baby’s reflexes.

He will show you things you can do at home to help care for your babies spinal health. The spine develops more in the first year than any other time of life.

Here are some things that you might notice before bringing your baby in:

  • Your baby favors looking to one side or the other.
  • Your baby is experiencing colic or reflux.
  • Your baby is having a difficult time with digestion.
  • Your child has had multiple ear infections.
  • Your child’s head is prominently not symmetrical or uneven.

Now think of how much discomfort you will save your child if you bring them in before you notice these symptoms.

Your child can eat, sleep and poop better with the benefits of chiropractic care. YOU ALSO can eat, sleep and poop better when your child has had chiropractic care.