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Infant Care

Babies change significantly during their first year.  Baby's spine will grow 50% during this time.  Our brains and nervous system develop up to 65% during our first year.  That is why it is important to ensure that infants are free of nerve interference and have appropriate cranial development.

Cranosacral and Infant Chiropractic care uses gentle pressures to encourage your baby's body to release tension and correct movement patterns.

A study of over 1500 babies conducted over 8 years by Dr. Viola Frymann, DO demonstrated:

  • 10% of newborn babies had perfect, freely mobile skulls or cranial movements.

  • 10% of newborns had severe trauma to the head, evident to even untrained observers.

  • 80% of newborns had some strain patterns in cranial movements

If left uncorrected, a baby's growth and development can be negatively impacted, and can lead to reduced function.

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Is it safe for my baby?

Infant chiropractic and craniosacral care is extremely safe for babies.  Adjustments and releases performed on infants are different than those performed on adults.  Movements are gentle and most babies respond positively to the process.  The pressure we use is less than the pressure that would take to bruise a ripe tomato, less than 10% of the pressure a doctor might need to use during the birth process.  

How can craniofacial chiropractic care help my baby?

Infant chiropractic and craniosacral care for babies can help with:

  • Facial and cranial asymmetry

  • Tongue and Lip Tie tension

  • Plagiocephaly, brachycephaly or scaphocephaly

  • Torticollis or unexplained irritability

  • Repetitive ear infections, sinus or tear duct issues

  • Certain nursing and latching issues

  • Colic, reflux, constipation or gassiness

  • Sleep trouble

  • Movement delays or discomfort during tummy time

Dr. Smoron,D.C. has addition training in infant and child spinal and cranial chiropractic care.  Additionally she is able to provide orofacial myofunctional assessments (tongue/lip tie) and therapy that is age appropriate.

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