Treating Newborns and Children with Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care for newborns and infantsChiropractic care for newborns is safe, gentle and precise.
Yet, why in the world, you might ask, would a perfect newborn ever need this treatment?
Professionals in the Chiropractic community through years of experience have come to understand that babies’ spines can become misaligned from the birth process itself.

“Certain obstetrical situations tend to put the newborn at an increased risk of a traumatic birth. These situations include, but are not limited to, a very fast delivery, premature delivery, breech delivery, and cesarean delivery … deformation of the spine and other muscles and bones can occur in utero or after the birth process….”

The Best Kept Secret to Raising a Healthy Child (Specific Chiropractic, 2000), Drs. Craig Wehrenberg and Tracey Mulhall-Wehrenberg.

What can result from such trauma is that the first cervical vertebra (C1) can get jammed under the bottom skull bone. Such misalignments can cause seizures, breathing difficulties, colic and other symptoms. Perhaps you have experienced a difficult birth or know of a mother and baby who have.

And you want to help that baby very much.
Dr. Laura can provide that help. In her many years as baby nurse and chiropractor, she has had wonderful, positive results from the precise and gentle adjustments without manipulation Chiropractic care for newbornsthat she gives to babies. It may appear as if nothing is happening—but soon the crying infant relaxes and slips into sleep, sometimes for the first time in days. She can also provide craniosacral therapy to help infants adjust to their first days of life.

When parents come in with their baby, Dr. Laura clearly explains the entire procedure of examining and adjusting the infant. She answers all questions parents might have and can provide reading materials, videos and references to put their minds at ease.

Dr. Laura, a pediatric nurse for 15 years, has been certified in Pediatric Chiropractic for 3 years with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, and is a member of the California Chiropractic Association. See Dr. Laura’s Bio for complete information on her background.


Chiropractic Care for Marin County – Novato Chiropractor
250 Bel Marin Keys Blvd, Ste D1, Novato, CA 94949

Sheehan Chiropractic | (415) 681-1031

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