Birth Trauma Chiropractic in Waterford, MI
Modern medicine has helped mothers in developed nations improve the labor and delivery process. Most women can count on a safe—if not long and exhausting—delivery. Many times, the infant comes through the delivery no worse for the wear. However, sometimes things don’t go as smoothly as planned.
During labor and delivery that doesn’t go quite as hoped, the infant might suffer some form of trauma. This is known as birth trauma. Correcting birth trauma early offers the greatest chance of recovery for babies. Without correction, these traumas can afflict the baby throughout childhood and into their adult years.
How Do I Know It’s Birth Trauma?
Birth trauma can be identified with a physical examination. One of the most common birth traumas is a brachial plexus injury or an injury to the shoulder. The clavicle is another common injury. Trauma to the hips as well as spinal alignment can also happen.
Signs and symptoms of your baby’s birth trauma might include colicky behaviors, improper muscle development which can affect neck strength and head development, and digestive issues. The twisting and pulling that accompany a difficult birth can put pressure on the spine and hips. This also puts pressure on the organs and can disrupt proper digestive health.
How Can Chiropractic Care Help?
Birth trauma chiropractic care can help your baby. Chiropractors know that during a difficult birth a baby’s natural alignment can become compromised. Regular realignment can improve posture. In turn, this can aid proper muscle and head development. Keeping the spine and hips aligned can relieve pain and discomfort and restore the proper functioning of the digestive system.
The chiropractors at Michigan Chiropractic Specialists are dedicated to helping your baby recover from birth trauma. Let Drs. Adam and Amanda Apfelblat help bring you better health and a better way of life through chiropractic wellness care by calling and making an appointment today.