Chiropractic care isn’t just for adults. Babies and children can benefit from gentle adjustments to keep them aligned and healthy.
Do you have a baby who is colicky or has a hard time breastfeeding? Does your baby or child suffer from constipation or constant colds and viruses? Chiropractic care is a safe and effective option, says Dr. Amanda Mullholand of Amanda’s Spinal Care in Findlay. She specializes in treating infants and children, and they account for approximately 40 percent of her patients. “It’s a natural way to help the body function better,” she says. “The adjustments for babies and kids are very gentle.”
Misalignment from birth
Often times, babies become misaligned during the birth process. They express their pain or discomfort by being fussy or by not wanting to lie on their back or stomach. A gentle adjustment can make a big difference, said Mullholand. She recommends chiropractic care during these milestones in the first year of life: birth, holding up the head without support, rolling over, crawling and walking.
In her office, Mullholand uses a specialized technique called NUCCA (National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association) that focuses on the upper neck area. When the top neck bone is out of alignment, it can cause problems all the way down the spine. She evaluates each patient and determines the best plan for care.
“I love when I am able to help a baby or child feel better and function better,” she said. “And in return, I help the parents get more sleep.”
For more information, contact Amanda’s Spinal Care, 1500 Tiffin Ave, Findlay, 567-429-9309 and visit their website at amandasspinalcare.com.