Dr Brad Ivanchuk is a Burlington chiropractor at Life Chiropractic Centre and last time we learned that 80% of newborns have some type of nerve dysfunction immediately after birth and 95% have some type of nerve dysfunction and a neck sprain/strain 5 days after birth.
Remember that nerve dysfunction and neck sprain/strain is the result of spinal misalignments in posture quadrant #1 which is the head and neck.
As promised, today you are going to learn about the signs and symptoms of spinal misalignments in posture quadrant 1 which all parents should be aware of especially during the first 7 days following birth.
· your baby’s head or face are not shaped evenly or symmetrically
· your baby’s head stays turned to one side all the time
· your baby has difficulty latching
· your baby feeds from one side only
· there is bruising or swelling on the head, face, neck or shoulders
· your baby arches it’s back when crying
· your baby has difficulty breathing, sucking or swallowing
· frequently spits up
· excessive drooling
· excessive fussiness for no apparent reason
· high-pitched crying
If you identify any of these signs or symptoms, you need to get your child checked by a chiropractor who specializes in children and postural distortions right away.
This is something I can help you with.
And if the issue is outside my scope of practice, you will be the first to know and we will refer you to the appropriate doctor.
It is very important for you to understand as a parent that 65% of your baby’s neurological development takes place during the first year of life.
It is therefore absolutely critical that there are minimal spinal misalignments and posture distortions in quadrant #1 especially to optimize their neurological development.
More on this again next time but in the meantime if you have any questions on this topic or any other health concerns you may have or your children may have, please call me.
Remember that consultations are always free of charge and we also offer family appointments.
Our phone number here in Burlington is 905 335 LIFE (5433) or you can email me directly by clicking on the link found on our home page.
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