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Can infants receive chiropractic care?


Yes! They sure can! And at just a few hours old, this is Health by Design's youngest chiropractic patient!


Doctors of Chiropractic have been carefully analyzing and adjusting the spines of children, including infants for well over one hundred years. There has been some recent concern that the need for chiropractic care in children is not substantiated by research.


A recent study of over 2000 mothers has demonstrated that chiropractic adjustments play an important role in the health and well-being of their children. An important development in health care in the past decade has been the increasing interest in patient-centered care emphasizing the patient’s perspective on their illness and treatment.


A total of 2001 mothers participated in this study with the majority of the children (79%) being less than 12 weeks of age at the time of initial care. Improvements were reported across all aspects of infant behavior studied, including feeding problems, sleep issues, excessive crying, problems with supine sleep position, infant pain, restricted cervical range of motion, and time performing prone positioning. Maternal ratings of depression, anxiety, and satisfaction with motherhood also demonstrated statistically significant improvement.82% reported definite improvement of their infants on a global impression of change scale. 95% reported feeling that the care was cost-effective, and 90.9% rated their satisfaction 8 or higher on an 11-point scale.


Minor self-limiting side effects were reported but no adverse events. Mothers reported that chiropractic care for their infants was effective, safe, and cost-effective. The study’s findings indicate that, on average, the changes observed by mothers were positive and clinically relevant.


Let's get you and your little one scheduled for an adjustment. Please call (904) 363-3374.

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