Our passage into this world is not an easy one. We pass from the comfort and security of our mother's womb, where our bodies gradually form around the first observable organ to develop in our body - the central nervous system - into a world which presents us with challenges from the moment we arrive.
It is the central nervous system, visible from as early as three weeks, which directs the in utero differentiation and growth that delivers unique beings into a world of billions, and it is this system that presents the key to healing and a life of wellness.
However, the delivery process by its very nature brings a newborn's neck and spine under immense stress. Tension and compression in the spinal joints (known as subluxations) result in disruptions to the message networks which the central nervous system controls. This leave newborns susceptible to a wide range of maladies, from mild irritability and restricted movement, to colic and chronic digestive issues.
It goes without saying, then, that it is never too early to begin to focus on the function and wellness of your child's central nervous system.
Studies have shown that chiropractic care for babies, which is a gentle and modified form of the care that teenagers and adults receive, can assist up to 94% of children who suffer with colic. Likewise, it is effective in the combat of digestive disorders; ear, nose and throat infections; postural and flexibility issues; sleeping difficulties; and, much more.
Brock McCurdy, D.C., Director of Quiropráctica Eixample, is a passionate advocate of the chiropractic care of children, babies and pregnant women. As a certified member of the International Paediatric Chiropractic Association, Brock was the first Chiropractor to host the International Pediatric Chiropractic Association World Seminar Series in Europe.
He and his staff are ready to help you set your baby on their wellness journey.