Survive or THRIVE: It starts at birth!
You see, your brain controls everything in your body. For your heart to beat, lungs to breath, stomach to digest food, and intestines to absorb nutrients, the life from your brain travels down your spinal cord and tells your body what to do, how to do it, and when to do it. If there is pressure on those delicate nerves, life isn’t going to get to where it is supposed to go, and your body isn’t going to work properly. What all this means for a newborn is perhaps they are poor SLEEPERS, or can’t LATCH properly and BREASTFEEDING becomes a nightmare. They develop REFLUX and SPIT up after every meal. They cry ALL THE TIME and they are COLICKY and their stomach and intestines cramp up. Some parents notice that DIAPER CHANGING is extremely difficult because the baby won’t bend their legs or keeps arching their back. These can all be signs that there is massive pressure on the nervous system, interfering with the body’s ability to function normally.
Within minutes of birth, your baby is checked for 10 fingers and 10 toes and they are given an APGAR score. APGAR means, Activity (muscle tone), Pulse, Grimace (reflex), Appearance (skin color), Respiration. After 10 minutes, they check your newborn again and then they compare the score to the first one. What they don’t do, however, is check for subluxations! Why you might ask? It’s because they aren’t qualified to do that. This is why we recommend getting your newborn checked for subluxations, by a qualified health professional. Your chiropractor is a nerve, muscle, and bone specialist, so that you can give your new bundle of joy the best possible head start in life.