About Pediatric Chiropractic Care
Children can benefit tremendously from chiropractic care. Many kids are very active and are likely to experience falls and blows from activities of their regular lives as well as from participating in sports. Injuries such as these may cause many symptoms including back and neck pain, stiffness, soreness or discomfort. Chiropractic care is always adapted to the individual patient. It is a highly skilled treatment, and in the case of children, very gentle.*
Treating a Lip/Tongue Tie:
A Lip Tie and Tongue Tie is a small flap of skin just under the lips and tongue. If that flap is too tight, it restricts the infant's ability to be able to properly and comfortably latch onto the mother's breast, resulting in painful, ineffective, and often times inefficient nursing. Inefficient nursing is dangerous because the infant loses too much weight faster than they are able to gain weight from nursing.
A laser revision (frenectomy) must be done to help remove those restrictions. Laser revisions are quick and painless. Referrals are listed on our partners page on our site.
Bodywork for the infant must be done pre and post frenectomy. In the most basic terms, once the infant has the revision, their lips and tongue are much freer than they were before. It's like a very sloppy French kiss, the infant doesn't know where or how to place their mouth or lips on the mother's breast.
The bodywork helps to train the infant with proper placement. Babies are very fast learners when it comes to feeding. Once they learn, mothers report a huge change: easier, more effective, painless latching and nursing; a much more pleasant bonding experience for both mother and baby.
*American Chiropractic Association: https://www.acatoday.org/level3_css.cfm?T1ID=13&T2ID=61&T3ID=152